Obituaries

Maggie B. Freeman

FullSizeRender (8)Maggie Bivins-Freeman was born May 9, 1930, to the late Charlie McKenzie and LouAnna Bivins-McKenzie. She was the oldest of six children. She married Nathaniel D. Freeman, Sr. in 1952 and this union produced five sons (Nathaniel D. Freeman, Jr., Raymond J. Freeman, Redick U. Freeman, Sr. (Rachel), and Larry L. Freeman) and two daughters Dr. Brenda M. Freeman-Heslip (James) and Peggy J. Freeman-Zaongo.

Maggie was retired, after which she began volunteering at CHI St. Joseph Hospital, Caldwell Independent School District, and numerous additional entities for several decades. She was an active participant in Burleson County Fair for several decades and won prizes that ranged from first to third places. She was a member of Eastern Star for several decades and secretary of United Mission for several decades, she loved to travel with her many organizations to which she belonged, she loved to play BINGO with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; she also loved people as well as living her life to the fullest; she enjoyed talking to her children, grandchildren, other family and friends. She is the most selfless and generous individual that we knew because she always put other’s needs first and her needs last. Due to the numerous amounts of hours that she volunteered, she was presented with an award to celebrate 22 years of service as a volunteer.

Her parents preceded her in death: Rev. C. L. McKenzie and LouAnna Bivins-McKenzie; grandparents Rev. Redick Bivins and Idealla Joiner-Bivins, in addition to her loving husband Nathaniel D. Freeman, Sr. of over 29 years; son Leroy Freeman, Sr.; grandson/son Jeremy Roderick King; five brothers: J. C. Bivins, Pete Bivins, Johnnie Dears, Nelson ‘Sonny’ McKenzie, and James Dears; sister: Gladys Dears, Charlie Mae McKenzie-Jackson, Liz McKenzie; step-daughter: Ruth Freeman-Spencer.

She leaves to mourn four sons: Nathaniel D. Freeman, Jr. (Houston, Texas), Raymond J. Freeman (Addison, Texas), Redick U. Freeman, Sr.[Rachel] (Greenville, Texas), and Larry L. Freeman (Caldwell, Texas); two daughters: Dr. Brenda M. Freeman-Heslip[James], and Peggy Freeman-Zaongo; five daughters-in-law (whom she called her daughters): Elizabeth Freeman, Lynn Ayers-Freeman, Doris Page-Freeman, Linda Freeman, Delma Vela-Freeman; grandchildren: Kathy Freeman, Briant Freeman, Eric Freeman, Jacquelyn Annette Freeman-Jeffray; Rochelle D. Heslip; James King, Jr.; Leroy Freeman, Jr.; Damian Turner; Maggie King-Grice[Herman]; Natalia Freeman; Jamie R. Heslip-Moore[Joseph]; Danielle Freeman; Redick Freeman, Jr.; Drinda King-Sostand(Jason); Kayla Lee Freeman-Crowley(Kendrick); Jarrod Vela; Nolan Freeman, and Crystalline Freeman, as well as a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, and friends.

Betty Robinson

April 22nd, 2016

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