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Effie Freeman

NATCHEZ — Services for Effie Mae Brooks Freeman, 87, of Natchez, who died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Natchez Regional Medical Center, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McNeely Road Church of God with the Rev. Tom Tapley, the Rev. Julius and Catherine Roberts and the Rev. Walter Bateman officiating.

Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and from noon until service time Wednesday, both at the church.

Mrs. Freeman was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Bryson City, N.C., the daughter of James Harrison Brooks and Hattie Victoria Barker Brooks.

She was preceded in death her parents and her husband, Adolph Freeman.

Survivors include seven children, Lonnie Freeman and wife, Brenda, and Marilyn Joyce Freeman, all of Natchez, Nina Deane Ashley and Dowyal Wayne Freeman and wife, Connie, all of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Jack Ray Freeman and wife, Kathy, of Olive Branch, Wilma Ann Welsh and husband, Philip, of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Lester Gene Freeman of Monroe, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three sisters.

Pallbearers will be Chris Freeman, Steve Freeman, Brian Allred, Phil Welsh, Hunter Freeman and Steve Troutman.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Adolph Freeman Memorial Fruit Fund at McNeely Road Church of God or to a charity of choice.

Online condolences may be sent to www.lairdfh.com.

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