In Memory of



Obituary for Herbert Calhoun

Brother Herbert S. “Mo Money” Calhoun was born in Allentown (Mobile), Alabama on June
5, 1945 to the Late Stratman and Irene Calhoun. He relinquished the pain and suffering of this mortal
life and made a peaceful exodus on Sunday, April 9, 2023.
He confessed Christ at an early age and joined the Christian Union Primitive Baptist Church. He
attended elementary and middle school in the Mobile County Public School System. During his early
teen years, he moved to Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Dwight D. Eisenhower High School,
Blue Island, Illinois, in 1962. He was an eager football player and received a scholarship to the
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska. Because of his love and passion for music, singing and
dancing, he attended the Iona School of Music, Moline, Illinois, from 1964 to 1965.
He served in the United States Army and received the Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnam Campaign,
Vietnam Service, National Defense Service and Purple Heart Medals. He was a people person and
never met a stranger.
Mo Money was a co-founder and singer of the band Urban Crisis. The band performed at various
venues in the Chicagoland area and released a song “Spread Your Love”. He moved back to
Alabama in 1977 and settled in the Eight Mile area. He continued his singing by joining the Barren
Specials Group and later the Next Level Show and Band. He was able to record a song he wrote
“Club on the Dead End”.
He united with the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, Whistler, Alabama under the Pastorage of
Reverend J. J. Phillips. He served as a member of the J. J. Phillips Inspirational Chorus and was a
faithful supporter of the Church.
He was a member of the Alabama State Association of the I.B.P.O. of Elks of the World where he
served as Director of the Civil Affairs Department. He was the Grand Lodge National Songbird for the
Veterans Affairs Department. He also served as a member of the Gulf Coast Council and Shell
Bayou Lodge #361. He received his Past Grand Exalted Ruler honors and Purple Heart Recognition
Award in August, 2022 in Mobile, Alabama.
Mo Money was preceded in death by four brothers, Jack, James and Edward Calhoun, and Tom
Jones; and three sisters, Juanita Hill, and Christine and Voncile Jones.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 55 years, Wilma Mills Calhoun, two of his own sons,
Sherman (Shauntez) Calhoun, Houston, Texas, and [DeVincent] Maurice Calhoun, Eight Mile,
Alabama, two adopted sons, Marcus “Rico” (Dawnetta) Calhoun, Boonville, Missouri, and Brandon
Calhoun, Eight Mile, Alabama; one daughter, Angelita Robinson, Jacksonville, Florida; seven
grandchildren, Cheron (Quinton) January, Sherman II, Jarami (Cynthia), and Shaun Calhoun, all of
Houston, Texas, Damon Calhoun, Elmore, Alabama; Thaynia Calhoun, Daytona Beach, Florida,
Robert (Talia) Robinson II, Jacksonville, Florida; twelve great grandchildren and godson, Fonte
Tolbert, Atlanta, Georgia; five sisters, Dorothy (Jay) Chaney, Shirley (Andrew) Jackson, Annette
(Wesley) Nicely, Lorraine Abrams, all of Mobile, Alabama, and Betty (Billie) Hubbard of Gulfport,
Alabama, two brothers, Vincent Calhoun of Mobile, Alabama and Leroy (Carolyn) Jones of Detroit,
Michigan; a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends; four close friends, David Shoots,
Edward “Shine” Lee, Willie Albert, and Graylin “G” Lee.