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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.
I. send my deepest condolences to K enny and the family of Carolyn. Carolyn always had a sweet spirit. A good woman. We met many years ago. We shared many talks, visits and. birthdays. together.. Carolyn will be deeply missed..
Joannie williams Oct 9 2021 6:59 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Rovena Frierson
Jerry Ham Oct 8 2021 8:18 PM
Oh how I wish I could have talked to you one last time dear cousin.😥💔 I didn't know how to find you after we lost contact but those times we spent talking and laughing at the park in West Florence, when I was just a child will forever be in my heart and memories. That's where I learned from you that we are family and I told my daddy about you and he said yeah that is your cousin. Rest well Cat, you will be missed by many.
To my family I pray that God gives you strength during this time and after🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
Yolanda Timmons Oct 7 2021 4:58 PM
I learned many crafts, tricks to gardening from Ms. Frierson over at Levy Park. Her love and Feistiness will be missed.
Missy Planter Oct 7 2021 10:20 AM
My deepest sympathy to the Frierson, McBride, and the McFadden Families. Ms.Carolyn's family and my family go way back. I was at Harllee Elementary school in 1971 when I met her. She knew my family and made me familiar with hers . Her mother Mrs.Maggie McFadden was a beloved mother and a faithful missionary of New Zion Baptist Church# 1 in the community of Sardis in Timmonsville and Florence County SC . Her late brother Deacon , Superintendent , E.J .McFadden and my father grew up as friends. Latonya McFadden is Ms. Carolyn's niece and she is the daughter of the late Deacon E.J McFadden . Latonya is also a good friend of the NEBC. These are good people and they are family in the house hold of faith . I'm Praying their strength in the lord .🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
Lisa D. Mckithen Oct 6 2021 8:25 PM
RIP Cat! Good memories from Gaillard Street family. Pam, Chanda and Kim. ❤️❤️🙏🏾🙏🏾
Pam Burgess Oct 6 2021 12:26 PM
Our deepest condolences and prayers to Kenny and family. We shared many good memories with Carolyn. May God comfort you and give you peace during this difficult time.
Calvin and Pontheola Wilson Oct 5 2021 11:26 PM
Prayers and condolences for family
Diane M Summers Oct 5 2021 9:34 PM
Sorry about the loss of my neighbor, she was always nice to me. She will be miss.
Nathaniel Rowell Oct 4 2021 5:35 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Rovena Frierson
Nathaniel Rowell Oct 4 2021 5:33 PM