Retired Judge Calloway remembers wife’s “unwavering love” following deadly parking lot tragedy

BATON ROUGE – Retired Baton Rouge judge Curtis Calloway is remembering his wife who was killed in a horrific accident in the parking lot of the busy Albertsons on College Dr. Monday.

Louise Calloway, 84, died after she tripped on a raised portion of concrete in the parking lot and was run over by a vehicle.

“Her passing leaves behind a void that will be deeply felt by all who had the privilege of knowing her,” a release on behalf of Judge Calloway said. “She was a pillar of strength and a source of inspiration for her family, friends, and the community at large.”

Tragic accident

Two firefighters who happened to be in the Albertsons parking lot reportedly saw Calloway as she tripped and fell to the ground. They ran to try to help her up, but the driver of a Volkswagen Beetle was going around a parked truck, didn’t see Calloway, and ran over her.

The driver, who has not been identified but is said to also be an elderly woman, was unaware of what had happened. Firefighters were banging on her car to stop, UWK is told.

Calloway died at the scene.

Witnesses said that there was no way for the driver to have seen anyone on the ground.

“Unwavering love, kindness, and generosity”

Louise Calloway taught for over 30 years in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System and Southern University Lab School.

“Mrs. Calloway was an exceptional Christian woman, known for her unwavering love, kindness and generosity,” the release said.

Calloway was also active in community projects like CASA and was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church where she served as the assistant superintendent of Sunday School and was on the senior choir and sisterhood committee.

Judge Calloway and his wife had two sons, and they shared a “profound commitment to justice and fairness, embodying the values that define our legal system.”

The family is asking for donations to be made in Calloway’s name to the Tuskegee Alumni Club of Baton Rouge to “continue her legacy of making a positive impact on the lives of others.”

Family statement

Retired Judge Curtis Calloway Mourns the Tragic Loss of Beloved Wife

(Baton Rouge, LA) It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden and tragic passing
of Mrs. Louise Calloway, the devoted wife of retired Judge Curtis Calloway. Mrs. Calloway
passed away from a tragic accident.
Mrs. Calloway was an exceptional Christian woman, known for her unwavering love, kindness,
and generosity. Her passing leaves behind a void that will be deeply felt by all who had the
privilege of knowing her. She was a pillar of strength and a source of inspiration for her family,
friends, and the community at large.
As the wife of Judge Calloway, Mrs. Calloway played an instrumental role in supporting her
husband’s distinguished career on the bench. Together, they shared a profound commitment to
justice and fairness, embodying the values that define our legal system.
Beyond her role as a judge’s wife, Mrs. Calloway taught for over 30 years in the East Baton
Rouge Parish School System and Southern University Laboratory School. She was also a
compassionate and devoted advocate for various charitable causes such as Court Appointed
Special Advocates (CASA). She actively participated in community initiatives and selflessly
devoted her time and resources to helping those in need. Her commitment to philanthropy and
her genuine concern for others made a lasting impact on the lives of many.
The loss of Mrs. Calloway is felt not only by her immediate family but also by the legal
community, her neighbors, and the wide community she served. She was a member of Shiloh
Missionary Baptist Church in Baton Rouge where she served as the Assistant Superintendent of
Sunday School, a member of the Senior Choir, and the Sisterhood. She was the block captain and
member of the Concord Estate Homeowners Association, among other organizations.
The families of Judge Curtis Calloway, and the late Mrs. Calloway, sons, Lamar and Shannon,
are grateful for the outpouring of support and condolences they have received during this
difficult time. They kindly request privacy as they navigate through their grief and mourn the
loss of their beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, neighbor, and friend.
In honor of Mrs. Calloway’s memory, the family request donations be made in her name to the
Tuskegee Alumni Club of Baton Rouge to continue her legacy of making a positive impact on
the lives of others.

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