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Elizabeth Freeman

December 8, 1945 ~ April 18, 2019 (age 73)
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Elizabeth A. Harrell Freeman, was born December 8, 1945 in Ahoskie, North Carolina to the late Herbert Stanley Harrell and Annie R. Freeman Harrell.  She was the fifth child born of five. 

At an early age she joined Calvary Baptist Church in Ahoskie, N.C.  Elizabeth graduated from Robert L. Vann High School in 1963 who loves her school colors maroon and gold.  After graduation she married Charlie Freeman, Jr. on March 27, 1964 in Bertie, North Carolina.  And later moved to Norfolk, Virginia to this union was born two children, two sons.

Elizabeth worked in the Norfolk School System for 35 years at the same location Camp Allen Elementary in the custodian support department when she retired. She loved the students and staff there very much.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her brothers Herbert George Harrell, Arthur McDaniel Harrell, sister Carrie Bell Childs-Ewing and brother Tim McCoy Harrell

Elizabeth A. Harrell Freeman leaves to cherish and treasure her memorable life, her children Michael Freeman of Norfolk, Virginia, Christopher J. Freeman of Norfolk, Virginia,  Eight grandchildren Kyan Shaw, Shawn Scherrod, Zahyral Payton, Kamron Payton, Vonte Shaw, Cable Payton, Mika Freeman and Asbia Freeman.  Three sister-in-laws Mrs. Viola Harrell of Ahoskie, N.C. Mrs. Althea Slade-Harrell, of Washington, D.C. and Mrs. Janice Moore, of Georgia.  And abundance of nieces, nephews, friends, former colleagues and neighbors.

In sickness we saw you sinking and we watched you fade away.  Our hearts were equally broken cause we wanted you to stay.  When we saw you sleeping so peaceful, free from pain, how could we wish you back to us to suffer again.  It broke our heart to lose you, but you didn’t go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home.  We will always love you !!!

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