Peggy Gayle Freeman

by Lynn McMillen
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Peggy Gayle Freeman - Covington, TNA memorial service for Mrs. Peggy Gayle Freeman, age 86, will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at the First Baptist Church in Covington, TN. There will be a graveside service at 2:30 PM on Tuesday at Zion Cemetery in Brazil, TN.


Mrs. Freeman was born on September 11, 1937, in Linden, TN and passed away on November 18, 2023, in Dyersburg, TN.


Mrs. Freeman’s friends and family called her by Gayle, but she was also known by Peg to her Daddy and Brother. She was an avid gardener and always had a beautiful garden full of beautiful flowers. She had a dog of some sort her whole life and her dogs were known to live a pampered life, well loved and cared for. She was a wonderful cook, and no one ever left her house hungry. She loved music of all kinds, but her favorites were Elvis Presley and Merle Haggard, the sound of their voices filling the house as she worked around the house cleaning and cooking, making our house a home. She worked outside of the home too for many years. Her last job being a house mother at Baptist School of Nursing where she was loved and adored by all the nursing students and staff. She never met a stranger and always put her family and other people before herself. The Most important thing is that she loved Jesus her Lord and Savior. Because of this we have faith the Jesus met her at the gates of heaven, and she is pain and sorrow free. No more worries, no more tears. We will miss her deeply but hope to see her again.


Mrs. Freeman was preceded in death by her husband, Jerald Shane Freeman; her parents, Samuel and Eula Hopkins; and her brother, Rex Hopkins.


Mrs. Freeman is survived by her children, Barry Joyce, Shane Berryhill (Grady), Brad Freeman, and her stepdaughter, Lisa Freeman; seven grandchildren, Tyler Joyce (Emily), Dustin Brazelton (Victoria), Michael Berryhill, Hannah Joyce (Ben), Abby Joyce Barro (Greg), Nicholas Barry Hill, and Sam Joyce (Sarah); seven great grandchildren, Grady Berryhill, William Berryhill, Waylon Berryhill, Patrick Joyce, Jerry Berryhill, Evelyn Joyce, and Callie Berryhill; her sister, Wanda Smothers; and her nieces and nephews who all loved her dearly.

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