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Michael and Freida Hooker

Michael Daniel Hooker Sr, 63 Gastonia passed away October 21, 2015. His wife Freida Darlene Hooker passed away November 13, 2015. Mr. Hooker had a history of COPD and Freida had just recently been diagnosed with cancer.

Michael was born in Mecklenburg County on December 14, 1951 to the late George R. and Hazeleen Lineberger Hooker. He was also preceded in death by daughters, Angel Linheart and Crystal Johnson and his uncle, Roy Lineberger and wife Mary. He worked as an EMT in Emergency Services and was survived at the time by his wife of 19 years Freida Hooker, son, Michael D. Hooker, JR and wife Jennifer and stepdaughter, Tracy Wells. Brother Jody Hooker and nephew Bryon Hooker. 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Freida was born in Gaston County on December 30, 1953 to Barbara Redding Whitworth and the late Fred Whitworth. She was a CNA in the healthcare industry and was preceded in death by her husband Michael Hooker. She is survived by her daughter Tracy Wells and Tracey`s children, Jordan Whitener and Zachary Whitener, Freida`s Great Grandson, Leland; and stepson Michael D. Hooker Jr and wife Jennifer. Sister Rachel Humphrey and husband Dane and brothers Andy Whitworth and wife Amber and Daniel Lee Whithworth and wife Monica. Nephew Greg Humphrey and wife Katie.

Memorial Services to Celebrate Mr. and Mrs. Hooker`s life will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday November 21 at Benson Funeral Services, Mt. Holly with visitation to follow the service. Inurnment will be Private.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Gaston County, PO Box 2258, Gastonia, NC 29054.




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