Freda M. Church, 66, joined her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Sunday, September 1, 2013, after years of bearing serious illness with exquisite grace. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on June 9, 1947, in Watauga, Tenn., to the late Roby “Fred” Feathers and Ruth Hoback Feathers. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of nearly 40 years, Joe Lee Church, and her beautiful daughter, Angela Rachelle Church, who are undoubtedly glad to have their loving wife and mother once again by their side.
Freda will forever be remembered for her kind and generous heart which she shared freely with all who knew her. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who tirelessly spent her life caring for her family and friends. She only saw the best in everyone and was the best friend of many. She lived and loved deeply. She was a beautiful lady inside and out and will be greatly missed by the many lives and souls she touched in countless ways.
Freda was a member of Johnson City Freewill Baptist Church, as well as a supporter of Believers Church in Gray, Tenn.
Freda is survived by her two daughters, Lisa Church Daniel and husband, Toliver Charles Daniel, and Tammy Church McGill and husband, Charles Mark McGill; grandchildren, Lindsay Daniel, John Daniel, Lauren McGill, Kendall McGill, Andy Humphrey and Megan Humphrey; one great-grandchild, Macie Strouth; one sister, Patricia Humphreys and husband, Eddie, Elizabethton, Tenn.; two brothers, Justin Allen Feathers and wife, Kathy, Elizabethton, Tenn., and Kenneth Feathers, Shawnee Mission, Kansas; as well as many special nieces, nephews and brothers and sisters-in-law.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, September 5, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Andy Gilbert officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Thereafter, in accordance with her wishes, she will be laid to rest beside her loving husband at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with family via www.morrisbaker.com.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 East Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is serving the Church Family.