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Rubye Magnolia Wheeler

October 12, 1924 – August 07, 2013



Rubye Magnolia Wheeler

Rubye Magnolia Caldwell was born to loving parents Luther and Alto Brown Caldwell on October 12, 1924, in union Parish, the city of Downsville, Louisiana. She departed this life August 7, 2013.

Mom confessed Christ at a young age in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Downsville, Louisiana.

She met, fell in love and married Chester Lee Wheeler on February 18, 1942, to that union three children were born, Leonard D. Wheeler & Leon Wheeler (Twins) and Cornell Wheeler.

Chester and Rubye moved from Downsville to Los Angeles, California in April 1953, where she joined Zion Temple Baptist Church. She sang soprano in the choir, she was a Sunday school teacher, Chairman and President of The Missionary Union. She worked faithfully in her church until her health began to fail.

Mom was one who loved to bake, especially CAKES, monkey bread and corn bread. There are many in the community and churches who will miss the cakes that she baked for them on their special occasions.

In her younger years she loved to dance and get together with family and friends and when they asked Cornell to dance they would have to pay him.

She was an avid fan of the Dodgers Baseball team.

Mom worked for years at the V.A. Hospital in Long Beach until a back injury forced her into retirement. Afterward she became a licensed personal caregiver.

The family that preceded her in death are: her parents, Luther and Alto Caldwell; son Leon; and her siblings, Milton Caldwell, Emmitt Caldwell, Ruth Ella Mae Caldwell Ferguson, Leman Caldwell and James Caldwell.

She leaves to mourn, her husband Chester Lee Wheeler; two sons, Leonard Wheeler and wife Elizabeth Wheeler, and Cornell Wheeler; one sister Pinkie Caldwell Wagner; grandchildren, Leonard Wheeler II, Jamison Wheeler, Christopher Wheeler, Alexis Wheeler, Deonna Wheeler, Andre Wheeler, Jerry Word Jr.; and host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews family members and friends.

Funeral Information


Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary
3801 W. Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, Ca 90305
United States



August 20, 2013 • 2:00 P.M.

Manchester Chapel
3801 West Manchester Boulevard
Inglewood, Ca 90301
United States


Pastor Michael Caldwell


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