Anna Jeanette (Copper) Caldwell

July 10, 1927 ~ August 7, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old


Anna Jeanette Copper Caldwell EASTON — Anna Jeanette Copper Caldwell, daughter of the late Lankford Preston and Marsha Louise Copper peacefully departed this life on Monday, August 7, 2023 at University of Maryland Medical Center in Easton surrounded by her family. She was 96 years old.

She was born on July 10, 1927 in Whittman, Maryland. Jeanette as she was affectionately known, was raised in a Christian home and in her early years was an ambitious singer. She was married to the late Bernard Caldwell on April 1, 1946.

Jeanette, along with her mother and sister, formed the singing group "The Copper Trio" with her husband Bernard, accompanying on guitar. They sang all over and were broadcast on WANN Radio for a number of years.

As a teenager, Jeanette played the piano for St. John U.M. Church and continued to play for various churches throughout her lifetime. Along with the late Bertha Rasin, she helped form the Asbury Echoes children's choir as well as singing with the Asbury Chancel Choir and was a part of the Asbury Ensemble. She transitioned her membership back to New St. John's U.M. church where she continued to sing and play piano for the church. Music was one of the biggest parts of her life with one of her very favorite R&B songs being "Cassanova" by LeVert.

Jeanette leaves to mourn in her memory three children, a daughter Sandra Russel (Irving) of Preston, MD, and sons, Richard Caldwell Sr. (Lorraine) of Easton, MD and Curtis Caldwell of Easton, nine grandchildren; Jeff Russell, Robin Russell, Richard Caldwell Jr., Maria Caldwell, Lynne Caldwell, Jacci Cornish, Michele Waters, Geoff Caldwell, and Bryan Caldwell, twelve great grandchildren four great-great grandchildren, one brother, Earl Copper (Lou) of California, one sister, Verma Nichols of Cambridge, one sister-in-law, Jesse Caldwell of Easton, one brother-in law, Oliver Holmes of Easton one god-son, Gilbert Caldwell of California, adopted son, Gelson Brooks along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She is proceeded in death by her parents, husband, Bernard, three brothers; Preston, Lankford and Leonard, sister, Aoma and stepson, Bernard Jr.

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Open Viewing
August 26, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
New St. Johns Methodist Church
9123 Tilghman Island Rd
whittman, MD 21676

Funeral Service
August 26, 2023

11:00 AM
New St. Johns Methodist Church
9123 Tilghman Island Rd
Whitman, MD 21676


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