OBITUARY

Freddie Burden Jr.

March 1, 1939November 14, 2020
Play Tribute Movie

Freddie Burden, Jr. born to Freddie (Short) and Bettie Burden, Sr on March 1, 1939. He graduated from Dillard High school in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He attended A&T before joining the Air Force. After 4 years in the Air Force, he decided to make it a career. Freddie served diligently for 27 years, and 5 months. He retired from Little Rock AFB as a Chief Master Sergeant. While stationed at Scott Air Force Base in lllinois, he met and fell in love with Shirley. The two became a union. Years later they moved to Oklahoma City OK, where Freddie began his career with the United postal Service. He retired from the Postal Service and worked for PMI a contractor at Tinker AFB before ending his work career. Everyone that met Freddie, loved him. He was always positive, upbeat, happy, and easy going. He shared lots of conversations with friends and family about sports and war stories. lt was always a pleasure to be in his company. He was a good role model and family man and he loved the Lord. As a little boy his dad would take him door to door as his Dad did his Jehovovial Witness. Later after moving to Oklahoma City, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior Freddie was preceded in death by his dad, Freddie Sr, his daughter, Vonetta Burden and his mother Bettie. He leave to cherish his memories to his devoted Wife, Shirley. His sons, Marlon Thompson, Oklahoma City; Kenya Holt, Little Elm, Texas. Two uncles Ted Jordan (Linda), Goldsboro North Carolina and George Ray Jordan, South Carolina. A special adopted son Rodney Bell, Oklahoma City. 16 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, brother-in-law, Frederick Thompson, and a host of friends and family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, November 19, 2020

Memories

Freddie Burden Jr.

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Halimah Hasan

November 20, 2020

Cousin Freddie will be miss what a family time we had when he was in Goldsboro for his mom Aunt Betty Mae Homegoing. He will truly be miss RIP Cuz Freddie he’s in God’s Care Now .

Ann Tyner

November 20, 2020

Freddie’s mom Bet and my mom Lera were best High School friends. I didn’t know Freddie but in talking with his mom, he was her pride and joy. I pray his soul rest in Heaven’s joy.

Clarence Hunter

November 19, 2020

Shirley, we offer our prayers and condolences!
We will miss seeing y’all at our school alumni celebration.
Clarence & Linda Hunter
Dillard High Class 1957

Frederick Shadding, Sr.

November 19, 2020

Freddie was an outstanding and devoted member of the Dillard High School Class of 1957. He was a dedicated and faithful member who attended practically all of the class reunions on Memorial Day of each year. Freddie and Shirley would make the trip from Oklahoma City to Goldsboro, North Carolina each Memorial Day. The members of the class have lost one of the giants of its brother/sisterhood loving relationship. Freddie you will definitely be missed as you have transitioned to be with God.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Learn more about the Burden name

VISIT ANCESTRY.COM