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Freeman Linton, Sr.

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Florence – Funeral Service for Mr. Freeman Leslie Linton, Sr. of Florence will be conducted 12 Noon Friday, November 6, 2020 at New Ebenezer Baptist Church, 307 South Ravenel Street, Florence, South Carolina. Interment will follow at Florence National Cemetery, directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.

Freeman Leslie Linton, Sr. was born the son of the late Edmond and Omega Beatrice Linton in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died October 31, 2020 after an illness.

Freeman attended the Philadelphia Public School system and joined the United States Navy where he received an honorable discharge. He was employed by the Philadelphia General Hospital, the City Recreation Department , a Correctional Officer for the Holmesburg Prison and retired as a Deputy Sheriff for the City and County of Philadelphia in 2005.

While growing up Freeman attended Mount Zion Methodist Church he later joined Oak Grove Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After relocating to Florence, he joined the New Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Norman Gamble as Pastor and a member of the Under-Shepherd Support Ministry.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Joyce Ann Rutledge; a daughter, Dr. Wakina (Gregory) Scott of Accokeek, Maryland; a son, Freeman Linton Jr., of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; a sister, Henrietta (Derrick) Jackson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; an aunt, Edith Lassiter of California; three grandchildren, Gregory III, Taylor, and Zachary; a brother-in-law, John Dargon, Sr. of Atlanta, Georgia; and a host of family; church family; and friends.

The family will receive friends at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Thursday, November 5, 2020 at J. O. & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel, 307 South Johns Street, Florence, South Carolina

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It is always sad to lose a love one. Sorry for your loss. May God Bless The Linton Family. Joyce & Thurman Thompson

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My prayers are with ur family doing this time of sorrow. I'm thankful that I had time to share the friendship over twenty years as a partner with ur husband and father.I will never forget the good times we shared.Greg Lee

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your wonderful family as you mourn the loss of your husband. I know that God will grace you with peace and comfort in the days ahead. Faithfully Yours, Kimberly Oliver Philadelphia Municipal Court

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To My Sister in Christ, There are no words that can be said to fill You and your Families' void. Continued Blessings of Gods Grace, Mercy and Peace be with You. Thank you, to You and Freeman. Love you much Monica P. Sirmans

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

We send condolences to Joyce and the Linton family. Freeman was a very nice man. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.(daughters of the late Mrs. Bertha Davis) Ms. Audrey Davis & Dr. Lurma Swinney

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To Joyce and The Linton family, My Deepest Condolences goes out to you and your family, May God gives you the strength through this time, Elizabeth & Darryl Pressley

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Condolences to the family. We're continually praying for the family for comfort in this season. Kevin & Avis Hagans

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Brenda and family sorry for ur lost am praying for u all love angie

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To Joyce & the Linton family . My deepest condolences to you all . Joyce when you and Freeman became a part of the NEBC family we connected as a family right away. Your husband was such a gentleman, the two of you were greatly to be admired as a model Christian couple. I'm praying for you that God will give you the strength to hold on, and give you the peace to endure! Hold on to precious memories of Freeman . Know that your NEBC family is going to aid you at this trying time in your life. That's what family does in the time of need. God bless you and keep you. Yours truly: Lisa D. Mckithen & Demetric A. Russell

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To my dear friend Joyce & the Linton family my deepest condolences goes out to each of you may God gives you straight through this time of your lost. Love Geraldine Dixon & Family

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