Evelyn Rose Free, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in a Chattanooga health care facility.
She grew up in Polk County. She was the daughter of the late Irene Beard Rose and Winston Rose.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, LaVern Free; her son, Frankie Free; her sister, Barbara Rose; and her brother, Jay Rose.
She sold real estate for a number of years. She served as manager for the Ocoee Village Apartments for more than 20 years. She was very active in her community and was the first woman to serve on Polk County School Board.
She enjoyed shopping and going for walks, but most of all, she enjoyed being a grandmother and spending time with her family.
She was a member of the Cloverleaf Baptist Church.
Survivors include, her daughter, Sabrina Free of Chattanooga; her grandchildren: Justin Free and his wife, Jessica, Jessica Free and her fiancé, Chris Saldana, Zane Holcomb and Greyson Free; her seven great-grandchildren; her sisters: Loretta Goss and her husband, Paul, of Sharpsburg, Ga., Shirley Bradly Poates of Hilton Head, S.C., Wilma Ball of Old Fort; her brother, Larry Rose and his wife, Cheryl, of Charleston; and several nieces and nephews.
The Remembrance of Life graveside service will be conducted today, Jan. 13, 2021, at 3 p.m. at the Mountain Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Bobbie Scott officiating. Family and friends will serve as casket bearers.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services North Ocoee Chapel .
You may share your condolences and your memories with the Free family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.
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