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Jewel Elizabeth Freeman, 90, of Stanley passed away on November 18, 2021 at Novant Health Huntersville. She was born on August 14, 1931 to the late William Henry Mullis and Bertha Rumfelt Mullis. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Archie Freeman; son in law, Terry Caldwell; and half-brother Truit David Ryan.
Survivors include her daughters, Tisha Broome and husband Robert, Victoria Gross and husband Norman, Brenda Silvers and husband Reid, and Teresa Caldwell; son, Johnny Freeman and wife Wanda; grandchildren, Robert Broome Jr. and Nicholas Broome; numerous great grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 2:00 at Pineview Cemetery, Mt. Holly with Rev. Jason Stone officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening, December 2, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Benson Funeral Services, Mt. Holly.
I love you Grandma, you are greatly missed. Some of my best childhood moments were with my Grandma. I loved spending the night at her house. I always thought and still do think she was one of the best cooks, from her fried cornbread, to her Italian mac & cheese, and I always thought it was the coolest thing ever when she would break out her fondue pot. I have tons of wonderful memories with her just sitting around the kitchen table talking about life and just cutting up. She was always so very thoughtful every time I would call her she would always ask how Brad and the boys were doing and to tell them she thinks about them all the time and she loves them. If I had to pick one memory that is my absolute favorite it would be..... About 10 years ago I had Grandma with me and we were going by the church and I asked her if we stopped in would she play the piano for me because I had never heard her play before, she said she would and I sat there in the front row of the church amazed at how beautifully she played... Just absolutely beautiful!! I've never met anyone as sweet as she was and Im sure I never will. I count myself extremely blessed to have been her Granddaughter and look forward to seeing her in heaven.
Kelly Pritchard Nov 29 2021 12:00 AM
Granny, I remember coming to your apartment and you feeding me freezer taquitos and playing cards. It seems like just yesterday when you were letting me wear your pink fuzzy socks because I thought they were pretty and soft. You were so sweet, from letting me use your towel to cover my legs when we were sitting outside to keep the mosquitoes from biting me, to telling me about Jesus and how good he is to you. You had a heart of gold. We will all miss you in different ways, for different memories. Now knowing you are in heaven gives me peace because I know you arent struggling anymore, not struggling for anything. youre watching over us from heaven probably wearing a robe and fuzzy slippers and socks made of the softest pink fabric there is lol. You are with the savior feeling safer and happier than you have ever felt. I love you granny and we will all miss you but in our hearts we know that you are better off now than before and that thought will help us since you cant be here with us anymore. Love you so much , Lexi.
Lexi Nov 22 2021 12:00 AM
Granny you will be greatly missed but always in our hearts We had alot of precious time spent together laughing & Talking & I'm extremely blessed to have had you in my life. We love & miss you! Rest in Peace Love you Always, Lori Caldwell & Family
Lori Caldwell Nov 20 2021 12:00 AM
I Love my Granny with all my heart and I know that everyone she came in contact with would just fall in love with her because of her loving and caring attitude she had towards people. She was a huge part of my life from the time I was just a baby until the day she went on to be in heaven with my Pappaw Archie, her parents, my sister Charlotte, my Dad and all her loved ones that went before her. I know they are all in heaven smiling and rejoicing because she is with them now. She loved each and everyone of her family members unconditionally and she was the coolest Granny/Nana ever, how many grandmothers will take there grandchildren out to cruise Franklin Blvd on a Saturday night, Lol. I was with her as much as I could be growing up and I loved every second of it, she treated me like I was special and she made me feel that way every time I was with her. She treated all her grandchildren that way, and we all had a lot of fun because of her. I cant express how much I love my Granny and Im very thankful that she was around for 90 yrs and got to be a Granny to my wife Lori and to all my kids. Thankfully they got to see and experience her love and personality. She was hilarious, the way she would say she was going to beat my sisters butt when we would be joking around and I would say Granny, Tisha needs straightening out , she would hold up that little fist and say Im going straighten her out for you little Terry and then Tisha would say no straighten little Terry out and then she would say shes going to beat both of our butts, . Sounds like something that would have happened when we were kids but shoot that was just a couple months ago, . Her little 411 self in the kitchen with her walker, standing there in her house coat with a pocket full of Debbie cakes and a coke or a Vanilla Ensure. I have thousands of great memories with her that are priceless and Im so thankful that we all got to have her on this earth for 90 years but I guess Im selfish because it still wasnt long enough! For the last few months she would call me 3-4 times a day some days and sometimes I couldnt answer the phone because I was at work and she would always leave me a voicemail if I couldnt answer and a few of those times she would say she was just calling to see if I was OK because they showed a traffic accident on the news or she heard sirens, lol. Other times just to say I love you and tell Lori and the kids I love them to and I hope to see you soon. She would do the same thing if I was over there and Tisha, Rob and the boys had to run somewhere. She would call Tisha and say I just wanted to make sure you,Rob and the boys are ok. I know she did the same to everybody else in the family too. She just wanted to make sure that everybody was all right and she didnt ever want anybody mad or upset so she would try to just go with the flow and try to keep the peace amongst all of us crazy family members, . I could keep writing for hours and probably have enough stories to write a book full of all the great memories of her and Pappaw. Ill finish with saying that Im so Blessed and Lucky to have had a grandmother like her that Loved me and Everyone the way she did!! Granny and I were just recently on the phone and I told her I love her with all my heart and how much she means to me and she told me she loved me with her all her heart and to come see her again soon. I didnt get the chance that time and It hurts me badly but I know she is in Heaven and Happier than we can even imagine! I LOVE YOU GRANNY!!
Terry Caldwell Nov 20 2021 12:00 AM
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