Justin "Jake" Mikeal Freeman

3 octubre , 19817 febrero , 2021

Justin “Jake” Mikeal Freeman, 39, of Granite Falls passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021. Jake was born on October 3, 1981 in Caldwell County to Teresa Adams Freeman and the late Joseph Dale Freeman.

Jake worked as a dispatcher for J & H Distributing, which was owned by his father. He will be remembered as having a smile that would light up a room. He will be greatly missed.

Those left to cherish his memory include his mother, Teresa Adams Freeman of Granite Falls, 2 sons, Tyler and Austin Freeman of Lenoir and a brother, Adam Freeman and wife Julie of Harrisburg.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 1:30 pm at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Lenoir with Rev. Dr. Warner Doles officiating.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Justin “Jake” Miceal Freeman.


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Justin "Jake" Mikeal Freeman


Sandra Watson

13 febrero , 2021

Jake was a dear friend to my sons, Dana and Brian Rector. He visited our home countless times during their growing up years. He was so funny, sweet, and polite. His two handsome boys were the same way when coming through the cafeteria line at Hudson Elementary School.

To all of Jake's family, I give heartfelt sympathy. I am so very sorry for the loss of Jake.

Brenda Hartley

13 febrero , 2021

I met Justin and his family at Whitnel Elementary School when they came to orientation with Adam who was in my 4th grade class. A few years later Justin was in my class too. The family was precious, especially Adam and Justin. They always had big smiles and sweet manners. It is always hard to loose a family member and now you have lost two. I am so very sorry. I am praying for strength and grace for all of you. May God bless you all.
Brenda S. Hartley

Paula Adams

12 febrero , 2021

To my lil buddy Jake,my nephew. I can't believe you are really gone. I am so heartbroken but I do hope u have found peace & are not sad & depressed anymore. I know u r enjoying yourself seeing your daddy & lil paw paw again. Please watch over us here especially your Mom. Your Mom loved you more than anything & I hope u know that. I love you Jake & will miss you . Your smile & laughter would light up a whole room. Rest easy & fly high my nephew ,my lil buddy ,& now my angel.

Karen Barlow

11 febrero , 2021

I worked with Dale at Sealed Air back in the 80's and Jake was a wee little feller. I'm so sorry to hear of Jake's passing. Gone way too soon. Prayers for comfort and peace.

Pam (Price) Helton

11 febrero , 2021

Jake such a good friend in school. He had a great sense of humor and could always make you laugh. Thoughts and prayers for his family. I know he will be dearly missed.

Josh Hubbard

11 febrero , 2021

Jake was my best friend growing up through elementary and middle school. It seems like a lifetime ago when everything was simple, but I remember your childhood phone number, like it was yesterday. Jake was the kind of person that could always get you to smile. We made countless memories riding atvs, going to flea markets, playing sports, and collecting baseball cards. He was always full of fun and he will truly be missed. Rest easy old pal. Sending prayers to the family that you guys may find peace.

Christina Ribbe

10 febrero , 2021

Hey boy toy! Can't believe this is real. I don't want to believe it either but I was there and saw first hand. U will always and forever be in my heart. I loved u then, love ya now, and always will forever. Rest easy babe! U will always will be my Boy Toy and my Kp. Love always, Christina " Crissy" Ribbe

Steven Jones

10 febrero , 2021

I met Jake once, and that was when my best friend Tyler had asked me to see his dads camaro, he wanted me to see it and hear it so bad he couldn’t stand it. Jake seemed to be a very good person, he will be missed.

Tyler Freeman

10 febrero , 2021

I love you dad.. I've always loved you, you're with pawpaw now -Your little buddy

Lynette McClendon

10 febrero , 2021

Dear Family,

I am so sorry for the loss of Justin (Jake) - my sweet nephew.
To know Jake was to love him. He had a sweet smile and was always joking. His laugh was contagious, just like his dad's. Although his time here on earth was short, we will hold him and will carry all our memories of him close in our hearts. Teresa, I am praying for peace and comfort for you in the days ahead.
Jake will always be your baby and will be with you always.
Tyler and Austin, your dad loved you both more than you could ever know. He will be your guardian angel watching over you forever. Until we see you again sweet Justin, just know our hearts are broken. Rest easy and we will see you again some sweet day! Love, Aunt Lynette and Uncle Mickey