Helen Faye Freeman (Gaice) 68, of Portsmouth, Virginia transitioned on Tuesday August 15, 2023 in her home. She will be truly missed and always hold a special place in our hearts. Helen was born to the late Raymond Freeman Sr. and Dorothy Mae (Byrd) Freeman in Garysburg, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her beloved son Antonio Freeman and brothers Tyrone, Princeton and Raymond Freeman Jr.
Helen graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School (Portsmouth Virginia) in 1973. Shortly after she begin working for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Juvenile Court Services where she retired after thirty years of service. She was known for her organization, hard work and dedication.
Helen loved her family immensely and was a mother to many. She was the one person you could depend on. Helen lived a life of service, spending most of her adult life taking care of others. On August 31, 2020 Helen give her life to the Lord and was baptize at Community Church (Chesapeake, Virginia). She was known to cook a good meal and was infamous for her fried chicken, stuffing, collard greens and lasagna. She enjoyed listening to music, shopping, watching movies and more recently chilling on her balcony.
Helen leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Cynthia Ross (Princeston), sisters Angela Thrash (Nehemiah), Lois and Mildred Freeman, brothers Samuel and Fredrick Freeman, Grandchildren Cierra Stiles, Senta Stokes, Deja Stokes, Dazaya Edwards (Nairobi Windley), Yesmine Edwards, Shakira Wiggins, Mokei Edwards and Messiah and Makenzie Ross, niece Marie Freeman and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
IN THE EVENT THAT THERE’S CONNECTIVITY ISSUES DURING THE LIVESTREAM, A RECORDING OF HELEN’S SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE CONCLUSION OF ALL FUNERAL EXERCISES.