Helen Faye Freeman

November 1, 1954 - August 15, 2023

11/01/1954 - 08/15/2023

Past Services

Saturday August 26, 2023
10:30 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
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Celebration of Life

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.


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Deniece Annette Artis
7 months ago

My deepest condolences to the Freeman family. Helen was a very special person who always gave everyone her heart. Heaven just gained an angel. You will always be remembered for everything you gave to the Portsmouth Court Service Unit family and will be greatly missed . Rest in peace. Much love to you❤️

Keisha Agosto Gerena
7 months ago

It was a pleasure to know and work with Ms. Helen at Portsmouth CSU. I will cherish every shared moment. She made our workplace better. Rest in the presence of our Lord.

Erica Campbell
7 months ago

My deepest condolences to the family of Ms. Helen Freeman. I just want to say you will be missed Ms. Helen. I am so happy we were able to enjoy a vacation recently I was able to see you smile and laugh. That’s the memory I will keep. And also thank you for raising a strong woman my friend always ❤️ Cindy I Love You! Prayers to the entire family.??????

Orlena Lewis
7 months ago

My deepest condolences to the family of Helen Freeman…she will always be remembered by the Norcom class of 73 of which she is apart…I was so looking forward to seeing her during our reunion this past weekend… I enjoyed the times we talked after connecting during death of her son… such a sweet spirit each time we connected afterwards. My prayers for strength, comfort, and peace for your family now and in the days ahead ??????❤️❤️❤️

Doresha Cooper
7 months ago

Ma Gaice,

Lord knows I thank you for every moment that you were apart of my life. Every time I saw you no matter how many years apart you were always the same it would only be a second before you would have me laughing! I will hold close and cherish everything from the past and I will carry the memory of you into the future.

I love you.

My thoughts and prayers for the family.

Angela Thrash (Sister)
8 months ago

Helen, time has taught us about the bond of love. Sister. we have learned together, sharing the good times and the bad, and no matter what there has always been love. You are my sister always and forever.

Lois Freeman (Sister)
8 months ago

Helen Freeman, a sister, a mother, a grandmother and an aunt. 
There are so many that are dealing with the loss of their loved one Helen today, I would like to offer prayer to my sister and condolences to all who are grieving for the one they held dear. 
Father, I ask in your name that you embrace them and hold them close. I ask that each hurting heart be aware of your presence. I know that you are standing by each one collecting their tears in your hands, please be with us all through the lonely time and be our strength. When we’re feeling weak to carry on, please bring peace in the pain and sadness. For the sleepless nights, bring us together to hold hands and give love, support and to show compassion. Father, we ask for clarity, mental and physical needs, we pray that the enemy would not be able to tear apart families anymore in this time of loss. Let us all be drawn closer to one another, promise to be near the broken hearted and mend our lasting wounds. Pour out your grace upon our lives, for we’re crushed in spirit, ask and pray for forgiveness. 
Helen you will always be my sister, forever, from the hard times and the bad, you will indefinitely be missed.  
I love you always deep in my heart and soul, I know you love me too. You gave everything and more that you had, your journey is with Jesus now, he holds your loving soul. Peace be with all who were touched by your presence, the many, they too love you. 
Always pray for one another, earnestly as our Lord and Savior ask of us, thank you Jesus, Amen…