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Mrs. Frances DeShield-Freeman

The Freeman, DeShield, Gardiner, Knuckles, and Urey families announce with profound grief the untimely death of Mrs. Frances DeShield-Freeman on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. 

She leaves to mourn her loss her five children Fatu Freeman, Gloria Freeman-Fromayan, Daniel Freeman, Michael Freeman, and Bonita Freeman, one sister McRinna DeShield, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Home Going Ceremonies are as follows:

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Wake: Tuesday, January 28, from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gloria Freeman-Fromayan, Riviera 3.

Memorial Service: Wednesday, January 29, at 10:00 am at the Protestant Methodist Church of Plateau, Plateau.

Viewing of the Body: Wednesday, January 29, at 3:30 pm at Ivosep, Treichville.

Monrovia, Liberia
The body of the late Frances DeShield-Freeman will arrive at the Roberts International Airport on Thursday, January 30, at 1:25 pm and thereafter taken to the Samuel Stryker Funeral Parlor.  

Body Removal: Friday, February 7, at 5:00 pm, Samuel Stryker Funeral Parlor.

Wake Keeping: Friday, February 7, at 6:00 pm, First United Methodist Church, Ashmun Street.

Funeral Service: Saturday, February 8, at 11:00 am, Seys United Methodist Church, Careysburg.

Internment: Saturday, February 8, Freeman Family Plot, Careysburg, immediately following the funeral service.

This announcement was brought in by Mrs. Gloria Freeman-Fromayan, daughter of the deceased, on behalf of the family.


Contact Information
Fatu Freeman: +23276692302
Gloria Freeman-Fromayan: +22504009975 and +231886690284
Bonita Freeman: +121628007966
David G. Flomoyan: +231886771382