Mrs. Rovena Carolyn “Cat” McFadden Frierson was born March 6, 1944 to the late Reverend Felder McFadden and the late Maggie McBride McFadden in Timmonsville, South Carolina. She transitioned to her eternal home on September 30, 2021 at her residence.
Her early nurturing valued Christian principles, family, unity, and education , pursuits provided a fertile foundation for a life based on faith, compassion and service.
Rovena affectionately called “Cat” was a graduate of Johnson High School in Timmonsville, South Carolina and later attended Gregg Nursing School.
Cat was a devoted member of her church, faithful in her attendance, and was very generous financially in her support to all its ministries and events.
She was always fun loving, endowed with a jovial personality, had a benevolent heart that showed love and compassion for children and adults.
Cat was a blessing to numerous people as she provided a place for them to reside uncompensated.
She had versatile skill and derived pleasure from working outside. She was an avid gardener supplying a variety of vegetable, canning, maintaining the needs of her lawn, an animal lover, who was always thrilled being surrounded by her many cats and dogs.
Cat occupation varied. She worked at McLeod Regional Medical Center as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Equal Employment Opportunity Program, (EEO), North Vista Elementary School as a paraprofessional, and later retired after 30 years working for the City of Florence Parks and Recreational Department.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Reverend Felder McFadden and Maggie McBride McFadden; three sisters, Martha A. Robinson, Marie T. Lyons, and Mary E. Green; and three brothers, Edward J. McFadden, Emmett McFadden, and Harris McFadden.
Cat leaves to cherish her precious memories: one son, Kenneth S. Frierson; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a special caring niece, Carla McFadden Smith; a brother, Ray McBride of Columbia, South Carolina; three sisters, Inez Montgomery of Charleston, South Carolina, Eliza Washington of Washington, District of Columbia, and Edell Greene of Florence, South Carolina; a loyal friend, Diane Ellis; several loving nephews and nieces; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Please keep the family of Mrs. Rovena Carolyn "Cat" McFadden Frierson in your thoughts and prayers.