Freida Viola Black

February 12, 1941March 16, 2013

Freida Viola Elder Black, 72, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013. She was born February 12, 1941 in Wayne Co, MO to the late Lloyd and Pauline Marler Elder.

Freida is survived by her husband of 54 years, Dennis Black of Belmont, NC; three children, Dennis Robert Black Jr. and wife, Pam of OH, Tammy Harris and husband David of Dallas, Lavonda Pearson and husband, Dwayne of Shelby; four grandchildren, Justin May, Timothy Harris, Jonathon Harris and A.J. Roberts; one great-grandchild, Adam Carter Harris; brothers, Jerry Elder of Rochelle, IL and Kemmy Elder of Poplar Bluff, MO.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Rocky Pearson and sister, Doris Gordon.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, March 19 at Carothers Funeral Home, 412 S. Main St, Stanley. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Gardens in Mt. Holly, NC.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at

Carothers Funeral Home is serving the Black family


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Connie Sexton Eldridge

March 20, 2013

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Freida. She was a kind and beautiful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Wanda Henson-Kearns

March 20, 2013

I was so very sad and sorry to hear of Freida's passing. She was a great person and a cherished friend and like a second Mom to me. I will cherish all the great memories of our time together. I will never forget all the wonderful times we had when Scooter's and I were growing up. Frieda was so kind and loving to me and I will never forget her. Dennis, Tammy, Scooter , Robbie and the rest of the family you have my heartfelt sympathy. She is one of God's special angel's now. She will forever be in my thoughts. Rest in peace dear friend.

Boot and Bill Gobtop

March 20, 2013

We are so sorry we couldn't be with you! We are thinking of you.

Brenda & Robert Bjorneby

March 19, 2013

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with all of you.

Allen Roberts

March 19, 2013

So sorry to hear of Freida. She was so sweet and kind to all she knew. I am better for knowing her. Once again sorry for your loss.

Tonya Henson

March 19, 2013

You brought love and beauty into so many people lives and they will always remember you for that , you are now one of God's beautiful angels , rest in peace Freida

March 18, 2013

Sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you all.

Mike, Beth, Chris, Brittany, and Rachel Skulkety

Elisabeth Gobtop

March 18, 2013

So sorry to hear of Freida's death. My thoughts are with you all.