Freeman, Edith Evans

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amem_staircase.jpgEdith Evans Freeman, 92, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2009, at the Kroontje Health Care Center, Warm Hearth Village, Blacksburg, Va. Edith was born on May 1, 1917, in Kelford, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Council Evans Sr. and Mamie Fairless Evans Hoggard; her husband, Eugene Hoyt Freeman; her two sisters, Earlene Fairless and Annie Love Harrell; her brother, William C. Evans Jr.; and her nephews, William David Harrell and David Evans.

Surviving are her daughter, Jane Evans Morris, of Christiansburg, Va.; her son, Dr. Larry Eugene Freeman and wife, Dianne Jones-Freeman, of Blacksburg, Va.; and her grandchildren, Dr. Jeremy Harmon Freeman and wife, Laura, of Blacksburg, Jonathan Jones Freeman and wife, Dana, of Rocky Mount, Va., Shannon Morris Taylor and husband, Chris, and Thomas Kyle Morris, of Knightdale, N.C. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Samuel Jacob Freeman, Luke Nathanael Freeman, Rebecca Claire Freeman, Cameron Thomas Taylor and Morgan Renee Taylor. Her nieces, Sharon Fairless Sharpe, of Virginia Beach, Va., Rose Harrell Asbell, of Powellsville, N.C., and Susan Evans Rollins of San Diego, Calif., also survive her.

She was a longtime resident of Ahoskie, N.C., where she was active in church and community affairs. For many years she served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church of Ahoskie. For over 20 years she taught elementary school in Bertie, Northampton and Hertford Counties. More recently she was an associate member of Blacksburg Baptist Church.

A graveside service for family is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, followed by a memorial service at the First Baptist Church, 11:30 on Friday, November 13, 2009.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Warm Hearth Foundation, 2607 Warm Hearth Drive, Suite 100, Blacksburg, Va. 24060, Good Samaritan Hospice, 125 Arrowhead Trail, Christiansburg, Va. 24073 or the Library Fund at First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 649, Ahoskie, N.C. 27910.

The Rev. Dr. Jesse Croom, retired, and the Rev. Daniel E. Glaze, pastor, First Baptist Church, will officiate at the service. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg, Va.