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Patricia Freeman

d. August 3, 2022

On August  26, 1948,  the Lord  blessed John Davis  and Viola  Egleton Davis with  another beautiful daughter,  Patricia  Ann  Davis.    She  was  the  fifth  of  eight  children  born  and  raised  in  Florence,  South Carolina.  

Patricia  grew  up  in  a  close-knit  family  that  taught  her  the  importance  of  love,  compassion,  service, sacrifice,  family,  unconditional  giving,  and  having  a  relationship  with  Jesus  Christ.    She  loved  being around her siblings; and the family’s home was always filled with people and laughter. This was due in part to her mother, “Granny.” From house cook to restaurant owner, Granny, was known for her delicious cooking.    And  as  the  saying  goes,  “the  apple  doesn’t  fall  far  from  the  tree;”  like  Granny,  Patricia  had some very impressive culinary skills too—and she always made sure everyone had plenty to eat.  

Patricia was educated in the Florence County Public School system.  Although she did not finish school, she always wanted more out of life. While in Florence, she met the late James Evans Frierson. Their love grew,  and  in  the  late  sixties  the  couple  relocated  to  Washington,  D.C.,  for  a  better  future.  They  were married on December 4, 1968, and from this union, two children were born: Gregory Eugene Frierson and Dennis Frierson.  Family was so important to Patricia; consequently, the doting mother was always on the road with her boys bringing or sending them to South Carolina or Virginia to be with relatives during the summer.  

In 1994, Patricia married Woodville W. Freeman; and with great determination and motivation she also earned a diploma that year from Ballou STAY High School in D.C.  

Patricia was a friendly, loving woman with an infectious smile and laugh. Whenever she heard something funny, she would reply, “Oh My Lamb.” Further, she lived by faith and had a strong work ethic. Patricia initially  worked  at  a  dry  cleaner  even  though  her  husband  was  opposed  to  it.    And  she  held  various positions  with  private  companies  before  finally  finding  work  with  the  federal  government.    She  was employed with the Architect of the Capitol as an underground tram conductor; and retired in 2015 with over 25 years of dedicated service.  

However, her ultimate service was to God, and after visiting several churches she settled down at Southern Friendship Baptist Church, where she would go out and minister to people on the street, leading countless souls to Christ.  Later, she made From the Heart Church Ministries her home, as she continued to  grow  in  the  Lord.    She  was  an  active  member  of  the  Intercessory  Prayer  Ministry,  attended  many Women of God Lifegivers Retreats, and genuinely enjoyed fellowshipping with her church family.  

Patricia will be missed by all who knew and loved her.  She leaves to cherish her memory her siblings: Lillie Bell Packer and Vivian Paul (James) of Florence, and Tina Duncan (Alexandria, Virginia); children, Gregory E. Frierson (Suitland, Maryland) and Dennis Frierson (Washington, D.C.); grandchildren, Tyrell Frierson, and Denzel Robertson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, John and Viola Davis; sister, Tina Marie Kagler; brothers: John Davis, Jr., Robert “Pokey” Lee Davis, and Richard Bryant; and husband, Woodville W. Freeman

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