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April 10, 2020


Loretha Strahan Freeman
February 25, 1937 - April 9, 2020

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15

Loretha Strahan Freeman, a native of Franklinton, passed away peacefully at Clarity Hospice of Baton Rouge on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at the age of 83. She was born on February 25, 1937 to Cecil and Ada M Strahan. From the age of seven, taught by her mother, she began sewing clothes for her family. Her talent and creativity grew from there. As a seamstress, working for friends and family from her home most of her life, she tailored clothes for a custom fit and designed many of her own patterns. She especially enjoyed sewing for her daughters and sewing for the annual Annunciation Catholic School Children’s Coronation for many years, quilting, and then later upholstering and refinishing furniture with her husband in their small shop at their home.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Pine, a volunteer at Riverside Medical Center, and former member of the Garden Club in Franklinton, prior to moving to the Baton Rouge area to be near her daughters. Faith and family were foremost in her life.

She is survived by her daughter Betty Thomas (Richard); her daughter Brenda Davis (Alan); grandchildren Jessica Hill (Jeremy), Ryan Thomas, Kristen Davis-Harris (Ryan); Scott Davis (fiance Samantha Preston), and Alaina Davis; great grandchildren Cohen and Chloe Hill; brother Ed Strahan (Shirley); sister Ella Williamson (Walter); and sister Emogene Burch (Glenn), and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Zeke Freeman; her brothers Ralph Strahan and Lee Strahan; and her sister Shirley Thomas.

While our mother loved beautiful flowers; the charity near to our hearts is the Parkinson’s Foundation and in lieu of flowers, we encourage donations in her memory.

A graveside funeral service will be held at the Nobles Cemetery in Pine at 2:00 pm Tuesday April 14th.

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