Florence Leontine “Tina” Campbell
December 24, 1923 – March 22, 2014
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 www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.