Geraldean R. Freeman age 76 of Ridgetop passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. She was born Geraldean Reinschmiedt in Clinton, Oklahoma on April 29, 1945 to the late Claude and Dora Mae Reinschmiedt.
Mrs. Geraldean met the love of her life in the summer of 1962. Mr. Willie came into her grandfather's rooming house in Clinton, OK while stationed at Clinton-Sherman Airforce base and saw Geraldean for the first time. It wasn’t long before they ran into each other at the local picture show and their life together began. Willie and Geraldean were married in December of 1962 and she moved to Natchez, Mississippi to support her husband. They were blessed a few years later with their daughter, Cynthia, and three boys to follow, Stephen, Douglas and Kenneth. Geraldean supported every aspect of her husband and together they were founding members of Parkview Church of God and McNeely Road Church of God in Natchez and raised their family with the foundation of living a Christian life with family as your support.
With family being a cornerstone in their life, Geraldean never forgot where she came from; two weeks in the Summer and at Christmas time every year they would pack up and head back to Clinton, OK to see her family. She and Willie made a new home in 1987 here in Ridgetop at Ridgetop First Baptist Church. Her love for children had her offering to babysit her grand and great grandchildren whenever someone needed her. She had a giving heart and loved to help and care for those around her. Mrs. Geraldean was described as a loving wife, mother, Nanny, sister and friend and will be missed by all that knew her.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Freeman is preceded in death by her older sister, Mary Barron.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years Willie Freeman; children, Cynthia Hinson, Stephen Freeman, Douglas (Buffy) Freeman and Kenneth Freeman; sister, Claudia Bennett; grandchildren, Brandon (Nicole) Hinson, Rebecca Lam, Margaret (Joseph) Gingerich, Dewight (Paige) Thaxton, Tiffany (Josh) Garrett and Stacey Freeman and great-grandchildren, Emliee Hinson, Jayse Lam, Ally Hinson, Austin Hinson, LeAnn Gingerich, Emmalyn Thaxton, Zayden Thaxton, Haley Freeman, Grayson Garrett, Waylon Garrett, Aubree Freeman and Denver Thaxton.
A Life Celebration will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2022 with Brother Ralph Carter officiating. Burial will follow at Springfield Memorial Garden with Stephen Freeman, Douglas Freeman, Kenneth Freeman, Brandon Hinson, Dewight Thaxton, Josh Garrett, Joseph Gingerich and Elliott Thaxton serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4-8pm at the funeral home then again on Thursday from 9am until the time of service. Online condolences can be made at www.SpringfieldFH.com. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to International Fellowship of Christians and Jews at www.ifcj.org or American Liver Foundation at liverfoundation.org
These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center: 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield TN 37172: 615-384-5437.
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