OBITUARY

Mary Pat Freeman

January 26, 1939January 19, 2021

Mary Pat Freeman, 81 died January 19th, 2021 while in the care and loving arms of her beloved family. She was born in Dixie, Arkansas to Charles & Ruby Hafer. She is survived by Louis Ted Freeman her husband of 65 years, sister Helen Ann Ogles, brother Ferris Wayne Hafer, her five children Teddy V, Charles Scott his wife Angie, Jeffery his wife Lydia and daughters Julie and Gloria. She had 8 grand children; Michael, Christopher, Victoria, Samantha, Valaria, Laura, Celia, Jeffery Jr. and 4 great grandchildren; Diego, Alejandra, Brent and Benjamin.

She was a hard worker and there wasn’t a job she couldn’t do. She grew up and worked on her family’s farm in Arkansas. Later, she moved to Michigan to raise 5 children while working as a lead person for a large packaging firm. She played varsity basket ball in high school and once challenged her boss Bill Laimbeer to hoops before she retired.

An avid reader and active in politics, Mary Pat supported equal rights for all and once held the picket line as part of the union for fairness workplace demonstration in Flint Michigan. She moved to Florida and became active in federal, state and local politics working as precinct manager in her community.

Mary Pat was a loving and kind person that was adored by family, friends and pretty much everyone that had the pleasure of meeting her or hearing her infectious laugh. She was an artist who loved bright splashes of color, music, dancing, dining with friends and enjoyed long scenic drives. Her husband said of her today, “She loved the sun and like the sun she warmed everyone’s hearts.”

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Julie Freeman

January 26, 2021


Everyone knows her as Mary Pat; to me she is my Mommy, Mamma, Moja, friend, my heart of hearts. She is the best of us, the best of me.

Mamma, my sweet baby,

“I love you to the moon and back again. I love you to infinity and beyond. I love you more than the sky above and the earth below. I love you something awful, I love you something terrible, I love you something fierce. I love you a bushel and a peck, a barrel and a heap and I’m walking in my sleep over you.”

I miss the comfort of your loving arms, I miss holding you in mine. Knowing that you loved me, loved all your babies made me fearless. Thank you for that. I carry you in my heart always and forever.
Julie

Christy Ogles-Campbell

January 26, 2021

Happy heavenly birthday Aunt Pat. There wasn't anything she couldn't cook. Funny the things you remember. Growing up she was almost a daily constant in my life. I loved going to her house. Hanging out with my cousins. I can remember sitting out on the roof, outside of the boys room, listening to the Rolling Stones Angie. It is there that I had my very first taco. Hence my love of tacos. She always had a big bag of ice in the freezer and cokes. She fostered my love of reading & shared bags of books. She was there for all of my birthdays. We got together as families truly used to do for all of the holidays. She always cooked the Thanksgiving turkey in a bag. She made a tossed salad for all of these gatherings & brought the Wishbone Italian dressing. She made the best stuffing this side of Dixie. I remember her pineapple upside down cake. I grew up watching The Ogles, Freemans, Hafer & Odle families playing cards. Pinochle was there game. I didn't care that they were playing cards I was thrilled that us kids got to play & hang out together. When she retired to Florida I would call her and she always called me Chris or Christy Lynn, I knew I could depend on some sage advice or she would tell me how to cook something. Like a mess of beans. 😃 So it's taco Tuesday & as I get to getting Aunt Pat, I want you to know that the very 1st taco sauce, Old El Paso is back on the shelves. I love and miss you.

Linda Behret

January 25, 2021

Dear Pat,
You were such a sweet, kind, and beautiful person! So glad Harry and I got to meet and know you and your wonderful family, and to be in each others' lives. I have so many great memories of you, especially at the Breakfasts where we would sit and talk together, and you would tell me stories that I loved to hear about your life back home in Arkansas and in Michigan. I will miss you very much, but I know you had to go when G-d called you home because He needed another Angel! Love and hugs to you and your wonderful family!

Scott Freeman

January 25, 2021

I love you Mom.
You were the best, the absolute best.
I wish I could be half as good as you.
I will carry you in my heart until we meet again.
Love you!

Chuck Mclain

January 24, 2021

My friend always thinking of you, we love to talk to one another all time. She is my friend and family for 47 years LOVE YOU PAT

Theresa Martinez

January 24, 2021

Mary Pat was a very caring and loving person. We shared grandchildren and great grandchildren with her and even one of her sons- Jeff.
She will certainly be missed especially by her family. Also by those who remember her.
I haven’t seen her in years, since she moved from Flint, but Jeff would update me about her since he and his family would visit often every year.
My family and myself extend condolences for her loss - To her husband Ted, daughters Julie and Gloria, and sons Ted, Scott, and Jeff.
God Blessings to all of you.

Gloria Freeman

January 24, 2021

Mom, I miss you so much. There are no words that I can express the loss that I feel without you. You were my mom, my friend and my baby at the end. There will never be a day in my life that I don't think of you. Glory

Gloria Sampson VunCannon

January 23, 2021

I lived across the street from Mary & Ted when she lived in Flint Michigan. What a kind & loving woman she was & such a hard worker. I have many wonderful memories of her & the time we spent together. Sending prayers for Ted & her family.

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Mom and dad.

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Mom and dad.

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Mom with Grandma Ruby.

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Mom taking a swim at home.

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Mary and Ted taking a Christmas nap.

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Mom taking a swim with Gloria.

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Mary Pat, Scott and Julie taking a swim.