Freeda Mae Parker Lashley

Freeda Mae Lashley

Freeda Mae Parker Lashley passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Meadowbrook Residential Care in Pilot Knob.   She was 95.

She was born in Arcadia on July 10, 1922, the youngest child of Alonzo and Laura (Crownover) Parker.

She attended the Red School on Marble Creek.  On Sept. 2, 1939, she married Mont Lashley. He preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 2004.

She worked at the shirt factory in Arcadia and later at Brown Shoe Factory in Ironton.  She was a longtime member of Marble Creek United Baptist Church.  She loved to sing gospel songs both at church and in a gospel quartet with Mont, her brother Gay, and his wife Eula.

She was a gracious hostess and a good cook always willing to serve her extended family of brothers, sisters, nephews, and nieces.  Lemon meringue pie and strawberry-rhubarb cobbler were her specialties.  She enjoyed sewing and crocheting afghans for friends and family.

She was preceded in death by all of her siblings - Vernon, Roy, Paul, Russell, Gay, Jessamine, Hilda, and an infant, Joy.

She leaves two children, Carol (John) Digalis and Dennis (Terry) Lashley; and five grandchildren, Susan (Kacey) Askin, Maria Huntley, Theresa (Andy) Fleming, Justin Lashley, and Carter (Kelly) Lashley.

Also there are 11 great-grandchildren, Kathryn, Jake, Marli, Laney, Alex, Rachael, Sam, Tanner, Katie, Reese, and Ethan.

There are two great-great-grandchildren, Cooper and Carter.  Also, she leaves numerous nieces and nephews.

Family visitation was held Monday evening at 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and for the public at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, at Bryson Funeral Home with pastors Mark and Larry Sutton officiating.  Burial followed at Arcadia Valley Cemetery.  Memorials may be given to Marble Creek Baptist Church.

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