Edith C. FreemanSeptember 17, 1930 ~ July 12, 2017 (age 86)
Edith Cooley Freeman, 86, of Raleigh, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 surrounded by her beloved family. Edith and her husband were lifelong members of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Raleigh. She was passionate about her grandchildren and her church. Edith worked at Carolina Power & Light and also the Security Commission for many years. She enjoyed working in her garden and flowers.
Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Deward Joe Freeman, a sister, Peggy Ann Watkins, and a nephew, Steve Watkins.
Funeral services will be held 5 pm Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 7600 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh. Pastor Shannon Scott will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving are; two daughters, Jo Ann and Ricky Mason and Debra Murray of Raleigh; grandchildren, Christi and Mark Mattson, Juli and David Harp, Matthew and Stephanie Murray, Joseph Carr Murray, Sr and Christy Murray, Suzanne and Mark Morais and Connie and Jeremy Garkalns; great grandchildren, Taylor Tant, Leeanne Harp, Josie Murray, Amanda Murray, Jodie Murray, Mason Morais, Joseph Carr Murray, Jr, Matthew Murray, Connor Morais, David Harp, Jr., Chandler Garkalns, Sadie Garkalns and Bryce Garkalns; a nephew, Mike and Mona Watkins.
Ms. Freeman's family would like to offer their sincere thanks for the many wonderful caregivers and Hospice workers who cared for Ms. Freeman and helped to make her final days more comfortable.
The family will be present 4-5 pm Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Transitions Hospice, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607, Autism Society of NC, 505 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605 or to the Cemetery Committee at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 7600 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615
A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest (919) 556-5811