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Mrs. Freda H. Johnson

Freda Gywn Hargrove Johnson was born on October 29, 1959, in Moore County, North Carolina, to the late Theola Jacqueline and James Elijah Hargrove.    She was educated in the Public School System of Moore County.  While attending school, Freda worked as a bus driver for the school system.  After graduating from Pinecrest High School in 1977, she furthered her education in the community college system majoring in childhood development and the medical technology.  She was employed with Educare Childcare and the Penick Village for a number of years, among other jobs she held.

At an early age, Freda dedicated her life to Christ, and attended St. Peter’s UCOG.  During her tenure at St. Peter’s UCOG, Freda was involved with the Sunshine Band, and she sang in the choir for many years.  She truly loved the Lord and singing His praises.

On September 2, 1978, Freda was joined in Holy Matrimony to Harley E. Johnson.  As a loyal wife, she followed her husband and joined St. Matthews Church Of God, founded by Jesus Christ, St. John, Mt. Zion, and Action For Christ Ministries, where she served as First Lady, and made herself helpful in every area of the ministry.  She also blessed the world with her talented singing with Bishop Johnson and witnesses.

            On Thursday, August 26, 2021, Freda went home to be with Jesus; she saw the city and just could not resist.  She leaves to cherish many fond memories, her loving husband, Harley Johnson; three children, Roderick, Courtney, and Natavia (Darrnell); four grandchildren, Devontae, Imani, Zamari, Talailo, and DaJuan; four brothers, Morris of Rochester, NY, Harvey (Cozette) of Upper Marlboro, MD, and Frankie and Alfonzo, both of North Carolina; three sisters, Charlene Hollingsworth (Victor), Faye Horn, both of the Eastwood Community, West End, NC, and Jean Square (Isaac) of Los Angeles, CA; and a host of other relatives and dear friends.

In addition to her late parents, Freda was also preceded in death by three of her siblings, Charles Hargrove, Yvonne Purcell, and Jeffery Hargrove.


Graveside Service:

Monday, August 30, 2021

11:00 AM

Eastwood Community Cemetery

291 Esther Road

West End, North Carolina

Social Distancing is required for this Outdoor event



Walk-Through Viewing: 

Sunday, August 29, 2021

4:00-5:00 PM

Simon Funeral Home Chapel

151 South Hardin Street

Southern Pines, North Carolina

Mask and Social Distancing are required for this Indoor event.



Eastwood Community Cemetery 

Victor Hollingsworth

Your presence are going to be missed along with your smile. The LORD knows best, so go ahead and get your REST MY SWEET SISTER !! YOU WILL FOREVER BE IN MY HEART AND ON MY MIND !!

Rockingham Post Office

On behalf of the Rockingham Post Office, we would like to send our deepest prayers and heartfelt condolences to Rod and his family during their time of loss. We pray the peace and comfort that only God the Father can give carry you all and strengthen your hearts.

Annie Gardner

Im miss you i am tore apart inside im hurting i hear you singing heaven belong to you you so sweet much love

Pastor Powell & the New Greater Solid Rock Church Family

We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our sister will be greatly missed. You are in our prayers.

Mike Warren

Peace lady! Peace..

Bishop Xavier P. Robinson &
Pastor Adriene O. Kemp-Robinson

We send our heartfelt condolences to Bishop Johnson and the entire family. We grieve the loss of our Sister with you and pray that God will continue to grant you the strength you need each day. We the members of St. Matthew Church and Kemp-Robinson family love you all very much. We will Keep you forever in our hearts!!

Ms. Lisa Smith Bitterman

 Tribute/Message here:Words can not explain how sad I am. We lost a beautiful first lady. She will be missed tremendously. May God wrap his loving arms around the family.