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Jesse

Jesse Freeman

October 14, 1951 – June 4, 2023

Services

Friday, June 9, 2023

Public Viewing: 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Held at

Nelson and Sons Chapel Murfreesboro

448 East Burton Street

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon

Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Held at

Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro

448 East Burton Street

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Interment

Johnson Road Cemetery

Christiana, Tennessee

Jesse was ready to go to Heaven and expressed this many times.  Sunday morning, June 4, 2023, the Lord said “Come on my child because I know you are tired” he quietly rose up and went toward the beautiful bright light to rest eternally. 

Mr. Jesse Freeman was born October 14, 1951, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to Mr. Newman and Mrs. Sarah Freeman.  He was educated in the Rutherford County school system; he was a very skilled carpenter and a very successful entrepreneur. Additionally, he worked for Tennex-Mahle for over 20 years until his health failed.  He always planned to get better so he could get back to work; he missed walking through the plant talking to his co-workers.

He accepted Christ at Smyrna Baptist Church under Pastor J.W. Rankins.  He loved ushering members and friends into service each Sunday.

Jesse was preceded in death by his parents Mr. Newman and Mrs. Sarah Freeman, sisters Mrs. Ocydean Richardson and Ms. Marjorie Beard, brothers Mr. L.C. Freeman, Mr. Thomas Freeman, and Mr. John Freeman.

Left to cherish his memories are sisters Mrs. Shellie North, Mrs. Viola Malone, and Mrs. Cornelia Cooper, sister in law Mrs. Dora Freeman, brother Mr. Collier (Mary) Freeman along with a plethora of nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews. When Jesse began staying inside more due to his health, he really missed cruising around town and seeing people. His nephew John (Ann) Beard and nephew Jimmy Freeman would come by often to see him. Seeing family when he was house bound truly made him happy.

Jesse was very devoted to his life partner Carlice Knox whom he loved deeply. Jesse was a quiet, kind and funny person. He would help anybody that needed him. Whenever Carlice’s brothers were working on something or mowing yards, he would always jokingly vow to be right there saying “I’ll be over to help” or “I’ll be there later”, but for some reason he would never make it and would find it funny.

Carlice loved Jesse very much and he knew this. She made a promise to be with him through thick and thin and did so very patiently and lovingly. While there were very difficult times, she took care of him and wouldn’t have had it any other way.  Jesse had bonus family who stepped in to help take cake of him when needed – Mrs. Guther White who welcomed Jesse into her home with loving and welcoming arms preceded him in death, Mr. Julian Isiah Knox-Majors, his little caretaker, Mr. Graylon Miller, Mr. Carvis Knox-Majors, Mr. Clyde (Deborah) Knox, Mr. John (Vera) Knox, Ms. Bella Knox, Ms. Coreatha Knox, Ms. Shell Knox and Ms. Natalie Knox and friend Mr. Melvin Watkins.

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