2024ObituariesBeryle Frances McCaleb

May 21, 2024by SealeUser9

Beryle Frances McCaleb entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at the age of 81. She was born at home in Brooke, VA on October 4th, 1942. It took 2 days before they could get her to the hospital to get registered, so our official date of birth is 10/6/42, which is something that she has argued and fought against her entire life.

Beryle left VA and relocated to LA with her young husband, Alfred F. McCaleb III, when she was still a teenager. She spent the rest of her adult life in Louisiana, finally put to rest near her beloved China Grove.

A strong, resilient, and determined woman, Beryle loved spending time laughing with and loving on her family. She enjoyed being a nanny, gardening, collecting knick-knacks, antique shopping, going on rides, snacking on Fig Newtons, and always had a deep affection for animals, fostering many throughout her lifetime. She will be missed by her friends and family.

Beryle is survived by her loving sons and daughters-in-law: Alfred F. McCaleb IV with Kathrina McCaleb and Theodore H. McCaleb Sr with Lisa McCaleb, as well as Michelle McCaleb. She is also survived by her sister, Ginger T. Mellor, with husband Buddy and her brother, Joe Turnbull, with wife Rose.

Her legacy continues through her sister Anne’s children: Michael Comeaux, Steven Comeaux, and Lauri Carter; her grandchildren: Alfred F. McCaleb V, Kimberly McCaleb, Jacob McCaleb, Courtney McCaleb, Theodore H. McCaleb Jr., Cameron McCaleb, Jennifer Henry, Roxanne Denton, and Harley Baham; and her 15 great-grandchildren.

Beryle was preceded in death by her mother, Pearl Turnbull Schmitt; her father, Joseph Eugene Turnbull Sr.; her sister, Teresa ‘Anne’ Comeaux and Anne’s grandson Brandon Carter; her close friends, Joyce and Diane; and her beloved son, Robert Eugene McCaleb.

Private family services will be held at the family’s plot near China Grove. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your local animal shelter. Beryle spent her entire life dedicated to rescuing dogs and providing them with forever homes.

May her soul rest in heaven, Psalm 62:1.




  • Richard Everett

    May 25, 2024 at 6:31 pm

    Ms Burrell it was a good mother to Freddy and her sons and she was specially nice to meet Richard Everett she gave me a place to stay but I didn’t have a place to stay she took me in and treated me like part of the family and always loved her for that I’m very very sorry she’s passed but she is in a better place may she rest in peace


  • Kimberly McCaleb Sylvia

    May 22, 2024 at 4:35 pm

    I’m sorry I never got to see you again Mamaw, you will forever be in my heart, goodbye.


  • Lane Friedman

    May 22, 2024 at 1:30 pm

    This lovely lady right here! You meant so much to my mom, Joyce, and us boys (Lane, Shane, and Dane)
    You will be missed dearly! Rest in peace Aunt Beryle!


  • Peggy

    May 21, 2024 at 9:00 pm

    I’m going to miss you dearly..
    You meant so much to me.
    Peggy…. Weekend receptionist at Harvest Manor


    • Jacob Mccaleb

      May 22, 2024 at 5:20 pm

      Grandmaw Beryle I love you more than life itself. I will miss you so much I can’t grasp thinking of life without you. I am sorry I couldn’t have done more. Seeing your face light up with that smile you have with those perfect blues eyes when you see us is priceless and will always be embedded in me. You loved me and showed me how to Love. Rest in peace Grandmaw. I will see you soon! Love your grandson Jacob


    • Michelle McCaleb

      May 24, 2024 at 1:58 am

      Peggy, you were definitely one of Beryle’s people at Harvest Manor. Thank you so much for making her weekends brighter.


    • Michelle McCaleb

      May 24, 2024 at 2:02 am

      Peggy, you were definitely one of Beryle’s favorite people at Harvest Manor. Thank you so much for making her weekends brighter.


  • James Ott

    May 21, 2024 at 8:21 pm

    Rest well Beryle. Momma and Joyce were so proud to have you in their lives. Our family truly appreciated her care and friendship with Joyce and our mother Madie. Beryle gave our Scooter a good loving home. R.I.P. BERYLIE!🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️❤️


  • Raegan McCaleb

    May 21, 2024 at 5:30 pm

    We will forever miss you mawmaw. Seeing you light up when you saw Jacob and the boys , laughs you brought us , the funny secrets we shared , the love you gave so much of will be something I’ll never forget. You deserved the world.


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