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Dixie Freeman

March 5, 1940 ~ May 3, 2022 (age 82)


Dixie Ann (Holbert) Freeman passed away quietly at her home in Bethel Acres on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

She was born March 5th, 1940 to G. Lee Holbert and Molly “Kate” (Chesshire) Holbert of Cunningham, Texas.  She was the second of three children, Dixie attended St. Louis Schools and later moved to Shawnee, OK.  She married her loving husband, “Pat” Paskall Freeman, in August of 2004, and established their lifelong home in Bethel Acres.

Dixie worked as a server, a catering manager for Hilton Hotels among others, but was most proud of her sobriety since 1985 and work as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor for White River Retreat, White River, TX and the State of Oklahoma’s COJAC facility in Tecumseh, OK working with Juveniles.

It was no secret that Dixie was a celebrated cook and baker.  She was well known for her Coconut and Chocolate pies, Italian Crème and White Chocolate Cakes.  In the eyes of her husband, it was the Apple pie that caught his attention!    Her dinners were always served with great abundance and joy.  Dixie was also an avid reader of suspense novels and dearly loved Frank Sinatra.

Dixie is preceded in death by her parents, G. Lee and Molly Kate Holbert; brother, George Holbert; sister, Sarah Jean Holbert Hulsey; infant children, James and Teresa; granddaughter, Rachel Marie Gray; and grandson, Brian Phillip Chandler.

She left behind her husband, Paskall Freeman of the home; children, Lea Ann (Sing) Walker of Piedmont, OK; Ronnie and Annette Gray of Earlsboro, OK; Mike and Elizabeth (Toni) Gray of Bethany, OK; step-children, Lonnie and Phyllis Freeman of Shawnee, OK and Louis Freeman of Maud, OK; Grandchildren, Tristan and Jennifer Hoke, Kara Marshala, Cody Gray, Sonni (Alexis) Moore, and Jeremy Gray; Step-grandchildren, Stephanie Freeman, Jennifer Freeman and Ashley Freeman; and (11) great-grandchildren, Orion Marshala, Amelia Chandler, Genevieve Marshala, Gracelyn Renfro, Ava Chandler, Madeliene Moore, Scarlett Bellew, Halia, Charles, Kaileb, and Savannah Freeman; and other extended family and friends.

Visitation will be 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 9, 2022 at Cooper Funeral Home. Graveside Service to be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Tecumseh Cemetery on Gordon Cooper Drive with Pastor Drue Freeman of Trinity Bible Church of Oklahoma City officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.   Condolences, Flowers or Remembrances may be sent to Cooper Funeral Home; in lieu of these a donation may be made to the Alzheimer Foundation on her behalf at:  Donate to Alzheimer's Disease Research (brightfocus.org)

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May 9, 2022

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cooper Funeral Home
210 W. Walnut
Tecumseh, OK 74873

Graveside Service
May 10, 2022

2:00 PM
Tecumseh Cemetery
18800 S Gordon Cooper Dr
Shawnee, OK 74801

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