Alice Elizabeth Freeman died in the early morning of Tuesday May 29, 2018. Funeral service will be conducted at 1 PM on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial will follow next to her husband in Stewart Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held Friday at 4 PM until 7 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.
She was born August 10, 1933 in Erin of Houston County, Tennessee as Alice Elizabeth Lyle to her father Epps Ellis Lyle, nick-name Rabbit, and mother Rebecca Ophelia Spicer, nickname Vinnie. She was the sixth of eight children, James Carlos Lyle, Georgia Agnes Lyle, William Frances Lyle, Betty Ruth Lyle and Jessie Lee Lyle. Her younger siblings were Ray Glenn Lyle and Patricia Ann Lyle. All are deceased except for Betty Ruth Adams, Glenn and Pat.
She became Alice Elizabeth Freeman on May 21, 1953 when she married Ernest William Freeman in Springfield Tennessee. Even though her sisters called her Liz, Ernest called her Lib. They were married for 55 years until Ernest died July 21. 2008. They had 6 children Georgia Anna Freeman (deceased); Mary Jane Kusen with husband Elisha and son Peter; William Douglas Freeman with wife Amy; Allen David Freeman and wife Darlene and daughters Christi Harris, Jennifer Webb, Crystal Brannan, Angel Eakes, and Melissa Anderson; and identical twins, Perry Wayne Freeman with wife Angie and children Alexander and Abigail and Paul Glenn Freeman.
She was baptized in symbol of her dedication to Jehovah on August 18, 1958 and has been faithful ever since as a member of the Fayetteville Tennessee Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses since they moved here in 1963.
Many in this area were brought into life with her assistance as she served as a Labor and Delivery nurse for some 40 years. She had the hope to rest in peace until the resurrection when she hears the call of the Lord to “Come on Out!”
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 6 Boonshill Road, Fayetteville, TN 37334.
What a special lady. She was truly loved by us.
We will miss you Aunt Liz.
I have a lifetime of fond memories of this wonderful lady. She and her beautiful family have given us much happiness.
I have had the good fortune to call Liz my sister-in-law for over half a century.
I know she is at peace now. My love and condolences to all the family.
Perry & Paul and Family:
My deepest sympathies to you all.
Allison Edwards Greene