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Florence Leontine “Tina” Campbell

December 24, 1923 – March 22, 2014


    CampbellFlorence Leontine “Tina” Campbell, 90 of Monroe, departed this life at 4:57 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Applewood Nursing Center in Woodhaven, Michigan.

    Tina was born on December 24, 1923 in Monroe to the union of Leonard T. and Virginia I. (Battles) Caine, Sr.

    She married William B. Campbell, Sr. on July 19, 1947 in the Second Baptist Church, Monroe.  Born to that union were three children; William B. Campbell, Jr., Jeffery Brian Campbell, and Christopher T. Campbell.

    After graduating from Monroe High School, she attended college in Detroit, Michigan.  She was later employed by Wonderbread, Kline’s Department Store, and JCPenny in Monroe where she retired as an Advertisement Specialist.

    Tina was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she was involved in the church’s Food Closet program.  She was a former board member of Monroe County Boysville, and Monroe Council of Churches, which awarded her and her husband the Church Person of the Year Award in 1992.  She was also a member of the National Black Catholic Congress where she received the Pioneer Award in 1985 for the office of Black Catholic Affairs, as well as a Certificate of Appreciation from the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Monroe County, six years in a row.

    Tina enjoyed writing, including calligraphy, arts and crafts, cooking, baking, gardening, fashion design, volunteer and support services, and most of all being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and being surrounded by her family and friends.

    She leaves to cherish her memory, two sons, Jeffery B. (Cynthia) Campbell and Christopher T. (Yvonne) Campbell of Monroe, and a special daughter Connie P. Hall of Monroe; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

    Tina was preceded in death by her husband William on January 23, 2006; mother, Virginia I. Caine; father, Leonard T. Caine, Sr.; son, William B. Campbell, Jr.; sisters, Virginia I. Crenshaw, Evelyn L. Goins, Doris Goins Calbert, Marion Brown, Helen Caine; brother, Leonard T. Caine, Jr.; and grandson, Joshua K. Rye.

    Friends and relatives may visit from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 12 p.m.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.  Rupp Funeral Home is assisting the family.

    Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Food Closet.

    Online condolences can be sent through

8 Responses to Florence L. “Tina” Campbell

  • Jean Johnson from J.C. Penney's says:

    I had the privilege of meeting Tina when she worked at Klines and shopped at Penney’s for her sons. Later she came to work at Penney’s I loved Tina and we had many talks. She had great insights on living the good life. I will miss my friend. With Sympathy, Jean Johnson

  • Bob & Roseanne Stefanski says:

    Tina was a wonderful, wonderful lady. My father, Joe (who passed 2010 at 90), and I worked for many years at St. Joe’s Food Closet. Tina had a great sense of humor. The time we spent at the ‘food closet’ was much more fun than work, Bill was there too ! As always, they were together all the time. We would talk about all that was going on. Bill told me about racing (running) against Jess Owens. It was our honor to know and work (play) with such a gracious and happy couple !! God Bless them and their family, Always !

  • Randy Theisen says:

    What a wonderful Lady. I worked at Klines in my high school years in the ’60s spending many hours with Tina dressing the windows and in-store displays.

    She kept a watchful eye on me to keep me out of trouble with Mr Gleason and Mr Lemerand.

    I have thought of her often and will remember her always. God Bless.

  • Renee Richards says:

    Mrs.Campbell was a wonderful lady. She has been good to me and my kids as long as I can remember. Truly an angel, will missed by all. R.I.P Mrs.Campbell. God bless the family.

  • Renee Matteson says:

    “Auntie” as I affectionately called her, was a beautiful woman inside and out. I will always remember her warm smile, bubbly personality, and matter-of-fact attitude. My prayers go out to the family during this time of sorrow. May you find comfort and strength in knowing that she is at peace. God bless you all.

  • Lori Oneal says:

    Mrs. Campbell was a wonderful, kind, wise Godly woman. She had a beautiful smile and sparking eyes. She was a people person. She loved her son’s and grandchildren. She had great fashion style on clothes and decorating. She gave me advise when my grandmother was no longer able to. She will for ever be in my heart. My prayers and love to the family. God bless you

  • Jeffrey B Campbell says:

    My loving mother was a wonderful the best mother a son could have and I loved her with all my heart. I miss her dearly. My mom loved her 3 sons unconditionally and her grandchildren also. Thanks mom for your love and the Gogly advise you always gave us. R.I.P. my loving MOTHER.

  • thanx for this collection

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