Edith C. Freeman, 86, of Raleigh, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 surrounded by her beloved family. Edith was a lifelong member, along with her husband 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.
Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Darwood 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; a daughter, Jo Ann Mason and husband, Ricky of Raleigh, grandchildren, Christi and Mark Mattson, Julie and David Harp, Suzanne and Mark Morais; great grandchildren, Leeanne Harp, Mason Morais, Connor Morais, and David Harp, Jr.; daughter, Debra Murray of Raleigh, grandchildren, Matthew and Stephanie Murray, Joseph Carr Murray and Christy Murray, Connie and Jeremy Garkalns, great-grandchildren, Taylor Tant, Josie, Amanda, Josie, Joe, Jr and Matt Murray, Chandler, Sadie and Bryce Garkalns; a nephew, Mike Watkins.
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
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