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Freda June French
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Obituary for Freda June French

On February 10, 1932, the good Lord blessed the small town of Richlands, Virginia with an angel who ultimately touched the hearts of all who came to know her. Freda June Lockhart French, was called upon by the Lord on September 6, 2017. She joins her mother, Callie Tolliver Lockhart, her father, William Eli Lockhart, and her brother and sisters. She leaves behind her beloved husband, Claude Victor French “Frenchie”, her son Clarence Eugene Wilson of Whitesburg, GA; daughters Diana Burke and husband Thomas of Belfast, VA; Deborah Gibson and husband William of Hansonville, VA; Ginger Morrison and husband Kenneth of Lebanon, VA; Ipo Whited and husband Ralph of Lebanon, VA; her precious granddaughter Christie Marshall of North Tazewell, VA, and goddaughter Kelly Stanley of Richlands, VA. She also leaves behind 17 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, her special Magic Mart family, and her church family at Richlands Church of God, where she attended for 30 plus year, all of whom were very dear to her.
Freda worked at Magic Mart in Richlands, VA for 25 years. In 1987, she gave her life to the Lord and spent every day thereafter spreading His love throughout the community. She worked diligently in her church and was always available when needed. She spent many nights on her knees praying for loved ones and never lost faith in the Lord. She was known as the prayer warrior of Richlands. She never spoke ill of another human being and she did not like the company of cats. Although Freda is afraid of water, she is patiently waiting with her feet in the crystal river of Heaven for her loved ones to join her. She continues to pray every day, although now it is at the feet of Jesus.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. Friday, September 8 at Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff, VA. Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Saturday with Rev. Monte Elswick and Rev. Eddie Dalton officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, VA. Pallbearers will be Jamie Sparks, Ricky Barton, Jr., Trent Cantrell, Luke Wilson, Kenneth Morrison, and Terry Milton, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ricky Barton, Sr., Jack Dowdy, Kermit Musick, Wesley Myers, Paul Baldwin, Bill Stanley, and Ralph Whited.
In her final days, she requested that no black be wore to her funeral. In lieu of flowers, she has also requested a donation to Richlands Church of God, 405 Jones Chapel Road, Richlands, VA, in her honor.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to Singleton Funeral Service is serving the French Family.

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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Singleton Funeral and Cremation Service

1116 Cedar Valley Drive
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609





1:00 PM
Singleton Funeral and Cremation Service

1116 Cedar Valley Drive
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609

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Greenhills Memory Gardens

11800 Gov. G.C. Peery Hwy.
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609


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