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Mr. Rodney Caliste, age 38, of Dothan, Alabama passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019.
Visitation will be Friday, November 1, 2019 from 4 PM to 6 PM at the funeral home.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 2 PM at Greater Beulah Missionary Baptist Church.
Burial will immediately follow the service at Crestlawn Cemetery in Ashford, Alabama.
RODNEY FITZGERALD CALISTE
Rodney Fitzgerald Caliste was born May 11, 1981 in Dothan, Alabama at Southeast Alabama Medical Center to Cynthia “Tina” Caliste who preceded him in death.
Rodney became a member at Greater Beulah Baptist Church at a young age under the guidance of his loving and devoted mother “Tina”. Rodney was dedicated to his community and actively supported many charities. In his spare time, he mentored many young boys by rewarding them for reading business books, staying out of trouble and getting good grades.
Rodney relocated to Atlanta, Georgia as an adult and enjoyed travelling abroad to many countries.
Rodney had a passion for cooking and eating good food. He would often call himself an “Elite Chef,” and he engaged in cooking competitions with friends and family. During high school, he worked at Mikata Japanese Restaurant in Dothan. Later, Rodney enlisted in the United States Navy. From May 4, 2000 to June 6, 2003, Rodney worked as a Navy meteorologist. Rodney left the Navy to pursue his dreams of entrepreneurship and trying to improve his community. Along the journey of life, he had several successful business ventures, including being a Producer for the movie “Bring Out The Lady” under Double R Media. Rodney also later established an elite, respected dog kennel breeding business for one of the most prestigious breed of dogs, the Presa Canario. Breeding dogs was a highlight in Rodney’s life and he was very proud and dedicated to his kennel that was admired by many. He was a huge Dallas Cowboy football fan.
Rodney’s proudest achievement though was being a devoted father and provider for his children whom he adored. He was also an avid reader of self-improvement and self-empowerment books and he often quoted passages to his mentees, friends and family to inspire them to work smart, be good to others and be self-sufficient. Besides English, Rodney’s other languages were success and love! Rodney loved bettering himself and being able to help others.
Although he is no longer here on Earth, Rodney’s love, generosity and life lessons are continuing to impact his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Rodney was called home on October 24, 2019 in Dothan, Alabama.
Rodney took pride in being a loving and devoted father to his four children, but he also nurtured and provided for many, many others.
He leaves precious memories with his four children: Rodnesha Caliste, Kaden Caliste, Jordan Caliste and Rodney Fitzgerald Caliste (Jr.); his stepson: Tai Johnson; his wife: Regina Albright Caliste (Gina); his father: John Davis; his sisters: Cappriell Caliste, Keinda Caliste and Kizmick Caliste; his father-in-law: Gene (Karen) Daniels; his mother-in-law: Easter McClain and with a host of family and friends whose lives he touched, Rodney’s loyalty, love and dedication to his family and friends will be forever missed, but never forgotten!