Mary Beth (Robeson) FreemanJuly 22, 1938 ~ January 12, 2018 (age 79)
Mrs. Mary Beth Robeson Freeman, age 79, entered into rest on Friday, January 12, 2018. A Celebration of Life Service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Zoar United Methodist Church by Pastor Ryan Powell and Phillip Caulder, Jr. with inurnment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
Mrs. Freeman was born July 22, 1938 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Leon Barton “Bub” and Maggie Lee Streater Robeson. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and a faithful member of Zoar United Methodist Church. Mary Beth was a dedicated worker in the church serving on various committees throughout the years including the U.M.W. and was instrumental in founding the Senior lunches. A lady involved in her community and civic organizations, Mary Beth served on the Cheraw Town Council for 12 years before being elected to the SC House of Representatives where she served two terms. She was a member of the Cheravian Club, Kiwanis Club, former board member of Chesterfield General Hospital and the Camp Sandhill Board, and was awarded The Order of the Palmetto by Governor Mark Sanford in 2004.
In her younger years, Mary Beth enjoyed playing tennis, basketball and watching sports. She also enjoyed playing Bridge and was a member of the Wednesday evening Bridge Club for the past 50 years.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Freeman was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Preston Randolph “Bud’ Freeman, Sr; son, Preston Randolph “Randy” Freeman, Jr.; and brother, Willis Ford “Bill” Robeson.
Survivors include her daughter, Betsy (Greg) Roumillat of Summerville, SC; sisters, Rachel R. King of Chesterfield, SC, Rebecca R. Burch of Jefferson, SC, and Helen R. Moore of McLeansville, NC; sisters-in-law, Peggy D. Robeson of Chesterfield, SC, Betty Freeman of Rock Hill, SC, Annelle F. Teal of Chesterfield, SC, and Sylvia (Bob) Campbell – Cline of Cheraw, SC.
Memorials may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church “Backpack Ministry” P.O. Box 544, Chesterfield, SC 29709
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Freeman family.