Betty Hunter Freeman – The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald

GATES, NC – Betty Ballard Hunter Freeman, 89, of 234 Water Plant Highway, Gates, NC, acknowledged locally as the “Big House”, handed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at her household.

Born on February 24, 1931 in Washington, DC, now named Fort Belvoir, she was the daughter of the late Ulysses Grant and Mildred Virginia Brewer Ballard.

A graduate of George Washington Higher College, she went on to go to advanced coaching in business enterprise, finance and accounting. In June, 1950, she entered civil services as an Military worker at Fort Eustis, VA in the office environment of Finance and Accounting. In May 1954, she married Donald G. Hunter of the US Navy. From their marriage were born two sons, Glenn and Alan. Donald later on died from leukemia in May well, 1962. As a one mum or dad with the assist of loving mom and dad and supportive pals, she elevated her sons in Yorktown, VA.

Continuing her career, she rose to the place of Executive Secretary to the Commander, MacDonald Army Clinic. In 1972, she fulfilled Army officer, Captain J.B. Freeman, who experienced been assigned to the clinic. Their friendship and love grew until they ended up married on December 8, 1973. Betty retired from civil provider in July 1993, getting completed 44 many years of continual service to our state.

Following retirement and upon relocating from Hinesville, GA to Savannah with her husband, she continued to use her competencies to stay active by means of employment at diverse volunteer get the job done. In January 2001, Betty and J.B. moved to the Freeman family members farm house position in Gates the place they ongoing to reside.

Loved ones and mates will don’t forget Betty in lots of methods: a devoted wife, a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and good-grandmother, a man or woman of Godly techniques. She was a proficient basket weaver, Bridge player, an ardent coin collector, a lover of jewellery, a excellent cook, and generally keen to check out new locations. In reflection, she would normally cite her love for her Reynoldson Baptist Church Sunday College Class and her basket making class. Betty will also be remembered for her generosity to other individuals which experienced no restrictions.

Surviving are her loving spouse of 47 a long time, Colonel (Ret) J.B. Freeman, US Military her two sons and their family members, Son: Glenn and Diane Hunter of Gloucester, VA, grandson Christopher and Mandy Hunter, and excellent grandson Christopher Dylan of Martinsville, IN, granddaughter Lauren Hunter and excellent-granddaughter Daphanie of Gloucester, VA Son: Alan and Cathy Hunter, granddaughter Sarah Bartlett, (spouse Christopher), and wonderful-grandchildren, Mason, Camryn, and Alexis, of Fredericksburg, VA, and grandson, Brandon Hunter of Falls Church, VA and granddaughter Lindsey Fircetz (spouse David) and fantastic-grandchildren Zachary and Ellie of Culpeper, VA. Also surviving is Betty’s brother, Ulysses “Grant” Ballard (wife, Sidney) of Gloucester, VA as perfectly as other prolonged members from the Ballard, Hunter and Freeman households.

A private graveside memorial services will be done at a later on date in the Freeman-Jenkins-Sears Family members Cemetery at the household put. Good friends are invited to check out the relatives at the home, but less than precautionary measures because of to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

In lieu of bouquets, contributions in her memory may perhaps be manufactured to Reynoldson Baptist Church, Gates Ruritan Club, Eure Baptist Church, Leukemia Basis, or the American Heart Association.

The household needs to categorical their deep appreciation to the caregivers, the personnel of Sentara Obici Clinic, and to Amedisys Hospice for the comfort and care specified in the course of her remaining days of lifetime.

On line condolences may be made by traveling to www.millerfhc.com.