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Delores Freeman

Delores Rebecca Freeman (Fentress)

Sunday, March 8th, 1942 - Friday, December 18th, 2020
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Where I can meet my Lord and Savior in peace
and hear him say well done thy good and faithful servant.

Delores Rebecca Fentress Freeman peacefully transitioned with her children surrounding her on Friday December 18, 2020 in Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Born in Princess Anne County to the late James A. Fentress and Charlotte “Lottie” Byrd Fentress on March 8, 1942; she was the third of five children. Dicey, or Ms. Dee, as she was affectionately known, was educated in the Norfolk Public School System. She received an Associates Degree from Commonwealth College.

On July 12, 1958, she married William “Bill” Andrew Freeman and to that union four children were born.

She was a faithful member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Chesapeake for almost 40 years. There she served in a host of capacities and a number of auxiliary groups, which included President of the Deaconess Board; Usher Board No. 2; Gospel Choir member and treasurer; Superintendent of Sunday School, Pastor’s Aide member and Vacation Bible School Registrar. She also served as the Devotional Leader of the Norfolk Area Missionary Council for 10 years.

Ms. Dee was a bus operator for Tidewater Regional Transit (TRT) until August 1994. After which, she became a Customer Service Representative in the Hampton Roads Transit’s (HRT) Info Center, and later the Silverleaf Station until she retired in 2004. After her retirement, she continued to serve, becoming a volunteer at River Pointe Rehab Health Care until her failing health did not allow her to continue.

Her parents, her husband, two brothers, William Gordon and James T. Fentress, and a great granddaughter, Teja Freeman, preceded her in death.

Left to Cherish her memory are her children, Timothy D. Freeman (Willie Dena), William A. Freeman, Sr. (Selena), Tracye D. Freeman and Shannon D. Freeman, her brother, Paul Fentress (KaSean), her sister, Shirley Evans, her Brother-in-love, Mills Perry, and her sisters-in-love Ida Fentress and Anne Marie Gordon, her 11 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Special acknowledgement to her grandchildren raised by “The Council of 3” Anthony and Trayc Freeman, her “Smeagan” Reagan Freeman, her niece, Terry Boone and nephew, James Holloway, who helped take care of her; her dear friend and cousin, Bernice Cofield, as well as her healthcare team Dr. Janine Frank, Dr. Ghandi Saadeh, Dr. D. James Kazakis, Dr. Alan Wagner and the staff at Fresenius Kidney Care, Va. Beach.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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    Monday, January 4th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Monday, January 4th, 2021 11:00am
    The New Rose of Sharon Elim Baptist Church
    3001 Indian River Road
    Chesapeake, Virginia 23325
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  • Interment

    Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
    6309 East Virginia Beach Blvd.
    Norfolk, Virginia 23502
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Mrs. Rosalie Jackson

Posted at 11:12am
My name is Rosalie Jackson. I met Ms. Dee at the Riverpointe Nursing Facility as we both volunteered. Actually I volunteered and would have church service. Ms. Dee served coffee to residents before service started. She would sing prior before we would have service. Sometime afterwards, she mentioned that she could no longer come to the facility. I missed her as she was my "singer". I continued going to the the facility until the Covid came in. I lost contact with her. I feel sad to hear about her passing but rejoice to know that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. I am so glad to have known her and she really loved the Lord. I have missed her and I have good memories of Ms. Dee. I loved Ms. Dee as she was an inspiration to me. God bless you all. In the Love of Our Savior, Ms. Rosa. She named me Ms. Rosa. God bless you all.
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Shannon Freeman Posted at 08:27am

Wow! Thank you so much Ms. Rosa! My mom spoke so highly of you. She was saddened when you all lost touch and often wondered how she could get in contact with you. Thank you for the love and kindness you showed her when you all served at Riverpointe. You will always remain in our thoughts and prayers. Take care and God bless you! Sincerely, Ms. Dee’s Babies

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