Marjorie Slade Freeman

Published 7:47 pm Friday, October 16, 2015

Marjorie Slade Freeman
May 19, 1937 – Oct. 9, 2015

Marjorie was born on May 19, 1937 in Beaufort County. Her parents were the late Mary McCoy and Lindsey Slade and Leroy Martin. They introduced her to Christ at an early age and she joined Mt. Hebron Disciple Church of Christ where she remained until her departure.

Her formative years were motivated by a constant reminder that education would afford a better life for each generation. With this in mind, she graduated from the former P.S. Jones High School with the class of 1955. While a student, she was active as a member of the cheerleading squad, basketball team and the Crown & Scepter Honors Club. It was during these years she developed her passion for assisting others.

Marjorie continued her studies at Beaufort County Community College and graduated in the first Black Nursing graduation class in 1962. (A special acknowledgement is given to Mrs. Katie Paul and Mrs. Parker for being a part of this accomplishment.) A 26-year career as a Licensed Practical Nurse followed as she provided service to multiple generations in the community.

She met Robert (Bob) Freeman while in high school and later married him to which three children were born.

In her adult life she was involved in several organizations such as the Helping Hands Club and the Jeptha Chapter #1, OES/PHA. These were further outlets for her to continue her helping mission to the community.

“Margie” as she was called leaves to cherish her memory: Marie (Net) Freeman-Barber, Bernadine (Cake) Freeman-Moultrie, Robert (Bobby) Freeman II; grandson: Anthony Brown; great-granddaughter: Airiana Johnson; niece: Nina Waters Frederick; nephews: Michael Waters, Lamont Wilson, Milton (Betty Sue) Moore, Frederick (Angie) Moore, Lane (Ninne, Meat) Moore; great-niece: Danielle Waters; great-great-nieces: Jamilah, Jada and Paris and adopted son Dr. Shemain Sheeike; cousin: Delzora Albritton; friend: Esther O’Neal; unforgettable friend: Rosa Rhodes. Special thanks to Aging & Adult Services workers: Earnestine Winfield, Paulette Hughey, Victoria Peels, Magnolia Spruill, Virginia Brown, Connie Green and Octavia Faison.

The Freeman family would like to thank you for your prayers, the many expressions of kindness and sympathy, as well as the overwhelming demonstrations of love and consideration. Please continue to pray that God will give us strength to handle the difficult days ahead. Funeral service was on Oct. 11, 2015 at Mt. Hebron Disciple Church of Christ.

Arrangements are by Whitfield and Whitley Funeral Home.