Marie Freeman

April 10, 1934September 3, 2019
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Funeral services for Joyce Marie Freeman, 85, of Tyler are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 6, 2019 in the chapel of Lloyd James Funeral Home with Dr. Charles Dodson and Lon Graham officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Memorial Park.

She was born on April 10, 1934 in Anderson County to the late Riley Lee and Maggie Morrell Wedgeworth.

Mrs. Freeman was an accomplished seamstress, enjoyed playing bridge, vacationing and valued time with her family. She was a member of The Woods Baptist Church. She was active in the children’s ministry, sang in the choir and taught Sunday school and vacation bible school. She enjoyed life and was welcomed into Jesus’ arms on September 3, 2019.

She is survived by her five daughters: Deborah Raney and husband Larry, Jennie Lumpkin, Donna Ingle, Ginger Christiansen and husband Kim and Rebecca Malone and husband Mark; her 18 grandchildren; her 19 ½ great grandchildren; her brother Jack Wedgeworth and her sister Sue Toups.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Donald Beryl Freeman; her daughter Maggie Beth Jennings; her three brothers John Wedgeworth, R.L. Wedgeworth and Doyce Wedgeworth and her two sisters Dorothy Brown and Geraldine Rogers.

Pallbearers will be Chris Jennings, Clint Raney, Andrew Peacock, Dane Peacock, Alex Ingle and Jacob Christiansen.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Lloyd James Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Interment Friday, September 6, 2019


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Edith Smithart Raney

September 5, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. my family has so many fond memories of her and all of you. Her love of Christ and her sense of humor are the things I remember most. Yall came to visit us not long after we moved to Jones Creek. After church, Marie told one of the deacons that if she hadnt been in the hospital having Rebecca, Jones Creek wouldn't have gotten us away from Temple Baptist. So many years ago, but you are all remembered with love as if it was yesterday.
My heart and prayers are with you as you say goodbye to her, as well as in the difficult days and weeks ahead.
Edith Smithart Raney.

Debbie Axtell Folks

September 5, 2019

I will never forget singing in the choir with your mother. We had more fun. She was a beautiful lady and I know she’s singing to Jesus. She was a blessing in my life and I’m so glad God put us all together at Temple.
I love all you girls. It was exciting every Easter to see what the Freeman girls would be wearing. Marie was so talented. I will miss her but I know I will see her again.
I’m in California through the 7th so I’m so sad I will miss seeing you all.
Please know I’m praying for you all and know I love you so much. I truly loved your Mother.
God bless you all and hold you in His arms.
I love you. Debbie

Johanna Garrison

September 5, 2019

Aunt Marie,
All of RL’s children have asked Jesus to tell you how much you were loved by us. Your kindness and unconditional love will never be forgotten. We remember your wit, your laughter, your love of
life, and mostly your love for Jesus. Thank you for sharing your life with us and for being an example of what kindness and true love is. You will always be a part of us and will never be forgotten. I speak this for all us and for our children who have expressed fond memories of you as well. I think Lori Lee has enjoyed knowing you more than the other children and wanted me to send a special “I love you” to you and the family. As for your wonderful girls, we ask that God send comfort and peace through this difficult time. We also ask that God wraps His arms around Uncle Jack and Aunt Sue so that His presence helps cover their sorrow as well. Love you all, Robert, Howard, Mathew, Johanna and the rest of RL’s bunch.

Megan Lumpkin

September 5, 2019