It is with great sadness that the family of Vallarie Rogers Caulder announces her passing. Vallarie passed away peacefully Friday, January 22, 2021. She bore her journey with great courage, grace and amazing faith.
Born, in Darlington, S.C., March 18, 1933 to the late Margaret Grace (Brown) Rogers and Will C. Rogers of the Indian Branch Community, who by example, taught Vallarie God’s love and grace, and three deep seeded virtues that became the foundation of her 87 years on this earth; first, that love of family was unconditional, second, the way to show love to others was by forgiving, accepting and honoring them and lastly, helping others in need has little to do with what’s in your pocket, but everything to do with what’s in your heart.
In addition to her parents, Vallarie was predeceased by her beloved son Johnny Caulder of Little River, sister, Ophelia (Rogers) Todd, and niece Angie Elms Deas of Darlington.
Vallarie, devoted and loving wife to Henry Caulder, shared the true happiness that comes from worshiping God together. At the time of her homecoming, Vallarie was a member of Victory Baptist Church. During Vallarie and Henry’s early church service years, Vallarie enjoyed the position of senior department activity leader, focusing on many enjoyable senior activities including an active outreach to other seniors and ministering to nursing homes in the area. Vallarie loved God and was long known as an avid prayer warrior; praying for her family, friends and strangers in need.
Early joys in Vallarie and Henry’s married life were camping trips to the mountains and the beach with their young grandchildren and listening to Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, and Johnny Cash. Their children, grandchildren and great grands recently honored them with an anniversary celebration to commemorate their 50th wedding anniversary.
A life-long resident in and around Darlington, Vallarie was a homemaker for her husband and children. In addition, at various times, Vallarie worked outside the home and was employed with the Darlington Cotton Mill, Nitronics, and the Dixie Plate Plant. In the years that followed, Vallarie provided a loving childcare service in her home. She took great joy in teaching her little ones their ABC’s, to count and most of all she enjoyed telling them about Jesus and reading Bible stories to them.
Vallarie had a deep faith in her Lord Jesus Christ and served him as a loving and kind daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, and friend. Vallarie enjoyed spending quality time with family, her church family and friends. She cherished the times when family and friends would stop by to visit. She had a special place in her heart for those in need and quietly lent a helping hand whenever she had the opportunity and the means.
One of Vallarie’s greatest treasures was her love for her children, grandchildren, great grands and great great-grands. She leaves to cherish her memories, her loving children; two daughters Carol (Steve) Eagerton of Florence, SC and Evelyn (Ron) Hopson of Columbia, SC, and two sons Dannie (Miriam) Caulder of Quinby, SC and Gene (Libby) Anderson of Spartanburg, SC. Vallarie held dear her twelve grandchildren and their every visit; Scott Eagerton, Brandy Kennedy, Ashley Eagerton, LaSchea (B) Workman, Justin Hicks, Aaron (Kelly) Hopson , Ron II (Misty) Hopson, Mitchell (Shannon) Powell, Barry Caulder, Chase (Beth) Caulder, Ronnie (Kendell) Anderson and Lynn (Richard) Evans. She took great joy in her eighteen great-grandchildren; Kyle Kennedy, Morgan Kennedy , Samuel Kennedy, Drew Workman, Ellis Workman, Alex Hopson, Konnor Hopson, Hardy Hopson, Weslynn Caulder, Connor Powell, Kaylie Caulder, Braydon Caulder, Ashton Caulder, Meagan (Dalton) Parker, Tyler Anderson, LaSchae (Clay) Phillips, Jacob Slog, Courtney (Brandon) Quinn, Aaron Anderson, Jake Anderson, Andrew Pate, Rachel Evans and her twelve great-great grandchildren; Caden, Lacy, Cam, Kalli, Addilyn, Bradly, Avery, Piper, Paisley, Genna, Senora, and Natalie.
Through the years, Vallarie loved family gatherings. She looked forward to the special times spent with her and Henry’s siblings when they’d gather to reminisce old memories and to make new ones.
As the first born, Vallarie adored her four sisters; Barbara (Bobby) Bryant, Margie Elms Prosser (Buddy) Dudley, Joanne (Steve) O’Neal, Ophelia (Boyce) Todd (deceased); her brother, William “Buddy” (Dottie) Rogers and her cherished nieces and nephews.
Vallarie especially looked forward to visits with her extended family; Henry’s four sisters, Alice Atkinson, Grace Davis (deceased), Sally Hathaway (deceased), and Kathy Shell (deceased), three brothers, Wilton (Sabrina) Caulder, Billy Caulder (deceased) and wife, Ruby, Clarence (Jeanette) Caulder, all of North Carolina and their beloved nieces and nephews.
There are a number of very special people in Vallarie’s life and we thank each of you for your friendship, your love and devotion to her. Please know, she treasured your every memory and we will be eternally grateful for your every kindness.
The family extends heartfelt thanks to Dr. Michael Pavy and his staff, McLeod's Stroke Unit Medical Staff, Dr. AK, McLeod Progressive Transitional Intensive Care Staff, for their excellent care, and loving support.
Early in life, Vallarie was married to Aaron E. Anderson Sr. (deceased) also of Darlington. Throughout her life, Vallarie held close, her love and special regard and friendship with her extended Anderson family members as they did for her.
Due to Covid concerns, the family is at their respective homes and appreciates your every call, card and acknowledgement of love you have for Vallarie.
In respect of the Covid 19 restrictions, a private graveside service of remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2021, Grove Hill Cemetery with Pastor Frank Camp officiating. All recommended precautions will be observed and everyone is asked to wear masks and social distance to ensure their protection and that of others. The family acknowledges both their and attendee's desire of connection through a heartfelt embrace, however, in lieu of a hug, the family asks that you join them with the loving placement of your hand to your heart.
A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends at a later date.
A private viewing will be held between 4:00-6:00 pm Sunday and/or between 10:00 am-noon Monday.
Honorary pallbearers will be Vallarie's Grandsons and great grandsons.
Memorials may be made in Vallarie’s memory to Victory Baptist Church, 633 West Smith Avenue, Darlington, SC 29532.
Belk Funeral Home of Darlington is assisting the Caulder family.
Messages and photos may be shared with the family and an online guestbook will be available by visiting Mrs. Caulder’s life tribute page at www.belkfuneralhome.com.
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