Jean Hines Caldwell was a native Houstonian who began her career as an audiologist with the Houston Independent School District. She also spent 38-years as a teacher and Guidance Counselor at Phillis Wheatley High School, her ala mater. Even after retirement, Mrs. Caldwell spent several years mentoring young women around Houston and at her church, Windsor Village United Methodist Church where her son, Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell is Senior Pastor. Affectionately called “Mom Caldwell” by the women whose lives she touched and the Windsor Village Church Family, Ms. Caldwell often said she lived by Proverbs 31:26 which says, “She openth her mouth with wisdom; and her tongue is the law of kindness.”
In 2005, HISD named a new elementary school in honor of the long-time educator. The Jean Hines Caldwell Elementary School is located at 5015 W. Orem Dr. in Southwest Houston.
Caldwell spent 59 years married to well known business owner and entrepreneur Booker T. Caldwell. Mr. Caldwell died in July of 2011. Mrs. Caldwell is survived by her son, Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell; daughter, Dorothea Pickens; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Jean Hines Caldwell died Sunday Morning after a long illness. She was 83-years old. A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday, July 30th at 7:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Builders’ Center located at 6011 W. Orem Drive.