I have fought a good fight, I have finished my
course, and I have kept the faith: Henceforth
there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous judge, Shall give
me at that day: And not to me only, but unto all
of them also that love his appearing.
2 Timothy 4:7-8
Raymond Freeman, Jr., son of the late Raymond
Freeman, Sr. and Dorothy Freeman, was born
August 17, 1961. He departed this life on May
4, 2022 at Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn, North Carolina.
Raymond attended E.E. Smith High School, the
Class of 1980. After High School, he joined the
US Army, serving 12 years. He loved serving
his country and his fellowman. Raymond was a
man that truly loved God and his family.
Raymond united with Gray's Creek Missionary Baptist Church
under the Leadership of the Late CC McLaughlin. He was a
faithful member serving as a Sunday School Youth Teacher, a
member of the Male Chorus, Praise Team, and the Mass Choir.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his mother, Mrs. Dorothy
(Kirk) Freeman; two sons, Mr. Rayvonne Malik Freeman of
Seattle, Washington and Mr. Orlando Richardson of Duluth,
Georgia; three daughters, Ms. Akilah Ingram of Seattle,
Washington, Ms. Bobbie Jean High of Bailey, North Carolina
and Ms. Ashley Sharmaine High of Wilson, North Carolina;
one brother, Mr. Herbert Freeman of Fayetteville, North
Carolina; two sisters, Mrs. Janice Jones (Kenneth) of Belleville,
Illinois and Mrs. Shirley Ann Carter (Eugene) of Atlanta,
Georgia; six grandchildren, Khailen Freeman, Orlando
Richardson, Jr, Xavier Hunter, Amiyah Hunter, Makiyah
Hunter and Mehlani High, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces,
nephews, other relatives, friends; and two special friends,
Reverend Paula Brown (Caregiver) and Mrs. Sharon Collins-Velasquez.