Mack Freeman, Sr. (88) was born March 21, 1932 in Greenville, Georgia to John Freeman and Mary L. Dixon. He passed away peacefully Sunday, January 10, 2021 at St. Lukes Hospital—Kansas City, Missouri. Mack Freeman, Sr. was preceded in death by his parents John and Mary; Six Brothers: Willie, Minister Jessie, Johnny, Render, Frank, and Hosie; Four Sisters: Virginia, Lizzie Mae Simpson, Edna Starr, and Leola. (Mack was the last remaining sibling to hold the family legacy). One Son, Mack Freeman, Jr. (Lula); and Two Wives: Lula B. Freeman and Fannie Freeman.
Mack and Lula were united in Holy Matrimony on December 7, 1963 with L’Tanya Renee standing by their side. And, to this union four children were born. During their 27 years of marriage, they founded the Freeman and Son Tree Service—an all-inclusive Black owned tree service company in Kansas City. Subsequently, other businesses were founded— Freeman and Son Moving Company; Christian Thrift Store, and the Small Engine Repair shop. Daddy was a hard-working man and with a limited formal education, Mack Freeman became the family carpenter, auto mechanic, and farmer.
Mack Freeman was called to preach God’s Word in his early twenties. He was ordained a minister at the Zion Travelers MBC, KCKS under the leadership of Lummie Milborne, Pastor. Later he attended Mt. Tabor MBC, KCMO, subsequently, being called to Pastor the Mount Calvary MBC, KCMO later changing the name to Baptist Church of The Living God where he pastored for approximately 20 years. Rev. Mack Freeman was a member of the Mount Carmel MBC, KCMO Frank William, Pastor. During the past several years, Mack Freeman along with his second wife Fannie would visit the Fellowship Right Baptist Church KCMO, Lawrence W. Nevels, Sr., Pastor where he thoroughly enjoyed the service.
Rev. Freeman. Mr. Freeman. Mack. Uncle Boot. Entrepreneur.
DADDY was a very proud man. He was known on 54th Norton, throughout the neighborhood, around the city and amongst family and friends as rough and tough; stern and firm. As a family, we never went hungry. Daily bringing home bread and gallons of juice purchased at Buy Rite. Daddy always kept a roof over our heads with hot water. Cool in the Summer and hot in the Winter. He loved his house and kept his yard immaculate. He planted gardens and grew apple and peach trees. He loved us in his own way and we loved him. THANK YOU—Daddy you will be missed.
Mack Freeman—Daddy leaves to cherish his memories Four Daughters: Ezelle Harvey, L’Tanya Renee Boyd (Lula); Tamara LaShon Freeman (Lula); and Louvenia Freeman. Two Sons: Cedric Lamont Freeman (Lula) and Troy D’Mon Freeman (Lula). A host of friends, loved ones, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren and a special nephew Johnny Freeman, Jr.—Thank you.
Funeral Services will be held at 12pm on Friday, January 15th at Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel 1800 E. Linwood Blvd KCMO 64109. Visitation 10am. Interment Forest Hill & Calvary Cemetery.
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