Cleda Yvonne Freeman left this earth to be with our Lord on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.

Cleda Yvonne Freeman left this earth to be with our Lord on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. She was born on Feb. 15, 1934, to the late Joseph Clark and Katie Gardner Childress. As a home economics teacher for over 20 years, Mrs. Freeman prepared young women and men to be competent in their homes. Later she taught them how to live their lives in Christ. She studied the scriptures at her grandfather’s knee and throughout her life. Cleda shared her passion for the Lord alongside her husband of 60 years, the Rev. Billy Freeman, of Bismarck.
She is also survived by her children, Carrolyn (Ron) Tucker of Bismarck, Eugene (Lu) Freeman of Park Ridge, Ill., and Charles (Jackie) Freeman of Collinsville, Ill.; her sister, Linda (Dewey) Small of Jacksonville, Fla.; her brother, Ferrell (Sheila) Childress of Glenwood; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was deeply loved and will be missed.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., on Friday, Jan. 27, at Welch Funeral Home with Ricky Collie officiating. Interment will be in Hart Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hart Cemetery, c/o Thelma Dixon, 3705 Pine Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923.
Services are entrusted to Welch Funeral Home of Arkadelphia. Visit www.welchfh.net to sign the online guest book.