Neta Ann (Lee) Caldwell (1946 - 2018)

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Neta Anne Lee Caldwell, 71, of Charlotte, NC passed away peacefully at home August 6, 2018 following a full and wonderful life. Born in Dillon, SC on August 9, 1946, she is the daughter of the late Luther Martin Lee, Jr. and Katherine Rebecca Reid Lee. Neta was also preceded in death by her brother Martin Reid Lee.

Neta lived in Bennettsville, SC and graduated from Bennettsville High School where she was an honor student and a Bennettsville High Cheerleader. While attending Meredith College she met the love of her life, Daniel Lee Caldwell. They married and settled in Charlotte, NC where the lived happily together for 51 years.

Neta enjoyed being a stay at home mother to two daughters. While raising her daughters, Neta, an antique dealer, owned American Antiques. She also was successful in real estate. She started with Touchberry, where she was named New Associate of the Year. She then worked for Mary Ryder Real Estate before opening her own company, Eastover Properties. Neta also worked at the Buttercup and Invitations By Lee.

Neta was a member of Symphony Guild, a Board Member of The Friends of the Mint, The Mint Museum Auxiliary, and volunteered in the Mint Museum Gift Shop. She served as secretary of the Eastover Resident Association and was a member of the Rotary affiliated Inner Wheel. Neta was a charter member of Stowe Botanical Garden and a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church where she served on the Worship Committee and taught Second Grade Sunday School for 10 years.

Neta enjoyed helping others, gardening, entertaining, NC State and Panthers football, sailing on Lake Norman and cruising, which took her on adventures all over the world.

In addition to her husband, Dan, Neta is survived by daughters, Kimberly Wagner (Ted) of Newark, DE and Katherine Mitchell (Pat) of Alexandria, VA; six grandchildren, Reece, Jack, Sullie and Molly Wagner and Sean and Hunter Mitchell.

Neta would like to thank the staff and doctors at Duke University ABMT Center, LCI, Novant Palliative Care, The Buddy Kemp Center and Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region for support through her courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma.

Services will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church Monday, August 13, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with a reception following.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Levine Cancer Institute Carolinas Myeloma Research Fund c/o Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, 208 East Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28203

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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Published in Charlotte Observer from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2018