Mrs. Bessie Sherron May Freeman, age 88, of Fletcher’s Chapel Road, passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2011. Mrs. Freeman was a native of Durham and the daughter of the late Nebron and Bessie Nichols Sherron. She was previously deceased by all eight brothers and sisters; Harvey, Joel, Victor, Vernon, Marvin, and Billie Sherron, Leora Ward and Mary Sue Cheek.
Mrs. Freeman was a member of Fletcher’s Chapel Methodist Church, a member of the Young at Hearts and the Redwood Senior Citizen’s Group. She retired from Liggett & Myers at age 55 and was a well known seamstress in the community.
She was predeceased by her first husband of 23 years, Herbert Carlton May, a son Donald Wayne May, her second husband of 33 years, Thomas Freeman, Sr., and a step-son Mike Freeman.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary May Moody and son-in-law Bill Moody of Eden, N.C.; daughter-in-law, Judy May Snider and husband, Bob of Cedar Grove, N.C.; step-son, Thomas Edward Freeman, Jr. and wife Judy of Durham; four grandchildren, Alicia May Sonderman Sean, Kristin May Eyerman Jeff, Michelle Moody Bigham Todd, and Chad Moody Jennette; also 6 great-grandchildren, Bryn, Bryce and Parker Eyerman , Regan Sonderman, Hank and Becca Moody.
Friends may visit from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham.
Funeral Services will be offered 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 27, 2011 from Fletchers Chapel Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Flowers accepted or donations to Fletcher’s Chapel Methodist Church Organ Fund, 1919 Fletchers Chapel Road, Durham, NC 27703.
The Freeman family is under care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham.
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