Dottie Freeman-Delong | 1925-2013

Published Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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Dottie Freeman-Delong

Dottie Freeman-Delong, 88, formerly of Decatur, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in Navasota.

Dottie was born June 25, 1925, in Snohomish, Wash., to Albert Andrew and Hulda Margarita Dorothea (Martens) Butler. She married Hickey Erceldean Freeman Feb. 3, 1943, in Houston, and they were married 49 years until his death March 6, 1992.

Dottie was currently a member of Grimes County Cowboy Church in Navasota, but prior to her moving to Navasota, she had been a longtime member of Greenwood Baptist Church.

She is survived by daughters Sharon Rossiter and husband, Steve, of Lewiston, Idaho, Linda Mooney and husband, Mart, of Decatur, and Molly Hurst and husband, Tommy, of Navasota; grandchildren Orus M. Mooney Jr. and wife, Missy, Shanda DeWitt and husband, Derek, Amy Alicia Buchanan, Clifton Robert Buchanan and wife, Jana, and Darrell and Mary Lynn Hurst; great-grandchildren Bethany and Jadon DeWitt, Wyatt Mooney, Jade Leigh and Case Michael Buchanan, Brad and Ryan Hennigan, Cheyenne and Chelsea Butler, and Paden and Ramsie Hurst; and great-great-granddaughter Carsyn Lynn Busse.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Wise County Unit, P.O. Box 428, Decatur, TX 76234; Grimes County Cowboy Church, P.O. Box 1442, Navasota, TX 77868 or Sycamore Baptist Church, 133 CR 2425, Decatur, TX 76234.

One Response to “Dottie Freeman-Delong”

  1. says:

    I was sad to read about Dottieā€™s passing. I was even more saddened that she lived 20 miles from our home in Montgomery. Dottie and Hickey were like surrogate parents to me growing up as the kid of a fellow poor dairyman in Greenwood. Sharon, Linda and Mollie were like family to us as well.
    I do know that Dottie is in a better place now with no suffering and pain. My sympathies go out to the kids, and grandkids.
    Dottie was a grand lady and will be missed.
    Sam Lynch / Montgomery


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