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“I am just hearing of Carole's passing in the last, few minutes. I had emailed another colleague, Margaret Delia, with a question. I am so sad to hear...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Linda Fletcher - Haymarket, VA

“To Cousin Clinton Freeman & Family:Please accept our heartfelt condolences to you and your family for the loss of your loved one. In times like these...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Aurelia & Gregory Weaver - Gary, IN

“Carole was a wonderful teacher. I learned a lot from her while working with her at Jefferson-Houston. She had a great influence on many children and...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Binnie Luciano - Port St. Lucie, FL

“Aunt Glenda you were always an angel to me, now you are an angel to all. You will be missed but never forgotten. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: SHANA GASKINS - SUITLAND, MD

“The Freeman.s have been friends since our college days. Carole will be sorely missed by the Lipscomb family ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Larry & Joanna Lipscomb - NC

“Beth, We are sending prayers and condolences on the loss of your amazing and beloved mother. Peace be with you and the family. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Gilda, Henry and Natalie Hagan-Brown - VA


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Carole Glenda Mitchell Freeman was born in Halifax County, Virginia on September 10, 1934 to Richard and Susie Mitchell. In her late teens she moved to Norfolk, Virginia, where she lived with her parents and her siblings: Loretta, Merle, Trent and Earlene. She attended Booker T. Washington High School and later Norfolk State College. During her undergraduate studies at Virginia State College, she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Glenda graduated from Virginia College in 1955. Upon graduation, Glenda was employed by the Newport News Virginia School System where she taught first grade at Dunbar Elementary School. She remained in that system for two years until her marriage to Clinton Freeman of Washington, D.C. in 1957. After her marriage, she moved to Washington., D.C.

Glenda traveled with her husband to Germany where he was stationed with the United States Army. While in Germany, she gave birth to Richard Clinton and Beth Suzanne. Upon leaving Germany in 1960, she settled in Maryland with her family where she lived for a short while before they were redeployed to Germany. While in Germany, Glenda again pursued her interest in teaching by joining the Department of Defense School Systems where she taught kindergarten.
Upon leaving Germany in 1964, Glenda settled with her family in New Jersey. While in New Jersey, she was employed by the local school district as an elementary school teacher where she taught first grade until her departure three years later. Again, on the move Glenda and her family returned to Northern Virginia area in 1968.
In 1968, Glenda, was hired as an elementary school teacher in the Alexandria City Public School System. While in Alexandria, she taught at several schools, to include, Charles Houston, Jefferson-Houston, Patrick Henry and most notably, William Ramsay Elementary School where she spent majority of her time teaching first grade. During her thirty-year tenure in the Alexandria City School Public School System, she found time to earn a master's degree from George Mason University in Elementary Education. She retired from the Alexandria City Public School System in 1998. After her retirement, Glenda continued to volunteer at William Ramsay for many years.
Glenda died on July 27, 2018. She leaves behind her husband of sixty-one years, Colonel Clinton Freeman, United States Army (Retired); her son, Richard Freeman and his wife Nina; her daughter, Beth Freeman Wilson and her husband Barry Wilson; two grandsons, Brandon Wilson and Thaddeus Freeman; three granddaughters, Hallie Freeman, Breanna Wilson, and Brooke Wilson; her sisters, Loretta Powell (William) and Merle Bush (Roosevelt Bush, DDS), and also a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She will always be remembered for her generosity and hospitality, as well as her excellent cooking. She will be greatly missed and will be forever in our hearts.