Leta Jo Callaway


Leta Jo Callaway, 64, joined her precious Savior on Friday, December 7, 2018 along that most Heavenly shore. Born November 27, 1954 in San Benita, Texas, Leta grew up in Weslaco, Texas where she was an accomplished student and athlete. She graduated from Texas A&M and wore her Aggie ring with Maroon Pride. She spent most of her education career at Port Lavaca ISD where she was a beloved teacher, coach, principal, and Assistant Superintendent. She finished her career at Northeast ISD in San Antonio as a hearing officer. After retiring, she moved back to the coast that she loved so much, and resided at Crystal Beach, Texas.
Leta's love of family and her Lord were her top priority. Her cousins were like sisters and brothers to her, and her aunts and uncles were her second parents. She often spoke about how blessed she was to have been given her family, because the love she was raised with was rare in this world. She was a devout Christian who studied the Lord's word daily, and believed in the power of prayer above all. Greeting Leta in Heaven are her parents, Dan and Pinkie Callaway, her brother, Chipper Callaway, and her grandparents, Preacher and Alyne Callaway,and Radford Maxie and Cora Mae Hibbitt. Leta leaves behind her best friend, Lisa Fern Robertson, many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, students, friends, and educators who were all profoundly touched by her love.
Leta's love of the ocean was her passion. Such peace greeted her along the sandy shores of the Texas Gulf coastline. We take comfort that she was able to witness a glorious sunrise over the gulf one last time on the day before she left us.
A celebration of Leta's life will be shared in the Spring.
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Published on December 17, 2018
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