Scott Anthony Freeman
January 13, 1976 – November 3, 2018
Scott Anthony Freeman 42, of Midland, Georgia passed away at his home on Saturday, November 3, 2018. He is survived by his wife Debbie, mother, Peggy Vaquer, father, James Freeman, and siblings, Jacqueline Freeman, Justin Freeman, and Jeff Freeman (Cassidy Rist), and nephew, Isa James.
Scott was a caring and gentle soul with a huge heart who loved to help others, especially those less fortunate. He spent countless hours volunteering his time at nursing homes and children’s hospitals, in fact, it was through his volunteering that he met his wife Debbie and their late son Brooks. He was an avid and passionate volunteer for the Special Olympics.
He loved and cherished his family dearly and was a devout Christian. He would spend hours on end reading his bible, praying, and spreading the love of Jesus.
He loved to make people laugh, and he was quite good at it. The holidays were never brighter than when Scott was there to bring laughter and joy to those he loved. He was something greater than he ever realized; he was beloved, admired, needed, and inspired all who came in contact with him. The world will be less without him and he will be missed dearly.
It is often said that the ultimate measure of a man is not what they do in times of comfort and convenience, but in times of challenge and struggle. One of the many things that deserves remembering about Scott, is that in his most challenging and painful moments, he would often be found handing out food and gift cards to the homeless. Even at his lowest, he never failed to pick his head up and look for those who needed to be seen.
Funeral Mass will be at St. Anne’s Catholic Church on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 11:30 am in Columbus, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Scott Anthony Freeman to Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity Gift of Grace House Atlanta https://www.archatl.com/places/healthcare-institutions/missionaries-of-charity-gift-of-grace-house/
“Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” -Mother Teresa
- Funeral Mass Thursday, November 8, 2018
- Gathering of Family and Friends
Scott Anthony Freeman
March 28, 2019
So sorry to hear this. I met Scott through being a nurse to Brooks. I just remember how he brought life to the household again. Prayers to the family.
November 8, 2018
Here are just a few things that show how dear and generous Scott was. Over the years I’ve spent the holidays with Scott’s grandmother, Ida, her children and grandchildren. I have had a closeness to this wonderful family that has meant so much to me. So once he was an adult, Scott extended his help and kindness to my brother and myself.
He’s given me legal advice and when he wrote an email to a uncooperative roofing contractor on my behalf, Scott referred to me as his sister and was able to get the contractor to finally comply! Knowing my brother was unemployed, he and his wife surprised him a few times with a generous amount of cash. Scott decided to bring my brother to Savannah so we could celebrate St. Patricks Day together. Scott showed up one Sunday with a bucket and mop stating that while in church he was “told” to go the my brother’s home to clean! He knew my brother was lonely and would go to the movies with him. I so appreciated what Scott did for us and will deeply miss his humor and the genuine warmth he extended to us!
November 7, 2018
To our loved American family,
We are wholeheartedly with all of you and share your sorrow.
Scott will forever remain in our memory.
We wish you all and especially Debbie, Peggy and Jimmy a lot of courage in these painful times.
With our love
Jeanine, Louise, Paul, Barth and Charles
November 6, 2018
This is a tough one. We were great friends a long time ago. I spent a lot of time with him and his family. I remember how he would sit at the table eating his food with his arm covering his plate so his dad wouldn't steal his food. I remember hitting more houses at Halloween than most kids do in a lifetime, The late nights trying to see who would fall asleep first, Hearing about his first kiss, playing poker with pennies from his piggy bank, picking on his little brother Jeff, wrestling with his little brother Justin, adoring his cute little sister Jacqueline, playing in the ridiculously high tree house in the back yard, camping in the back yard, our time in scouts. He was a brother that I never had during a time in my life when I needed one most. His family was one that I never had when I needed one most. Scott, you made a huge impact on my life. As well as the rest of the Freeman's have in one way or another. I have never, and will never, forget you. God Bless you my brother.
Del & Judy Myers
November 5, 2018
Please know our hearts and prayers are with you as you celebrate Scott's Homecoming and grieve at his death. Scott was always a caring young man with compassion for others. We will miss seeing him across the street and that smile as we walked Fifi when he was in the yard. May all of you feel the Arms of Jesus wrapped around you bringing peace and comfort at this difficult time and may God leave with you the many wonderful memories shared giving you strength in the days ahead. Knowing He is with His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who he loved so much brings comfort to us. Love y'all.
November 5, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family at this time of loss. Even Jesus wept at the loss of a loved loved one. Please draw comfort from the scriptural promises at Acts 24:15 and Rev 21:3, 4 knowing that God cannot lie (Isaiah 46:10, 11).