Elsie “Jean” Freeman

Published 4:34 pm Friday, September 13, 2019

Elsie “Jean” Freeman, 85, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Jean was born in Carter County to the late Lawrence Bowling and Helen Turner Blackburn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Richard Turner, Johnnie Turner, Eddie Turner and Pauline Williams.
Jean was a loving, compassionate and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She was a Christian woman of faith and attended Trinity Baptist Church. Jean had worked as a nurse for Mountain States Health Alliance for nearly 40 years. During her career there she was awarded the “Nurse Excellence Award” in 1999. She loved reading and when she couldn’t see well she listened to books. She also enjoyed caring for others and sitting on her front porch.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Cecil Eugene Freeman, of the home; her sons, Ronnie Lynn Freeman of Elizabethton and Michael Eugene Freeman of Virginia Beach, Va.; two grandchildren, Rachael Freeman and Adrian Michael Kincade; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Miller.
A service to celebrate the life of Elsie “Jean” Freeman will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 14, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Pastor Tony Birchfield officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. The committal and entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family would like to especially thank Jean’s granddaughter, Rachael, for the loving support and tireless care for her grandmother. Words of sympathy and kindness may be sent to the family at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, is serving the family of Elsie “Jean” Freeman. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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