Carl Wallace Freeman
W. Freeman was the second child of five born to the
Lucille (Saunders) Freeman and Kerlin Freeman Sr., in Chelsea,
Carl was educated in the Chelsea Public School system. After
from high school he joined the Air Force in the early 1950s
where he held the
Rank of Staff Sergeant and served for 10 years.
Carl married Elizabeth Davis Howard on November 26, 1956 and in
raised 6 children, Dorian, Michelle, Rosalind, Paul, Gary (d),
Carl’s career included positions as a Director at OIC in Roxbury
MA, a mail
handler for the US Postal Service, Investigator for cases of
colleges and universities for the Department of Education,
security guard at the
Four Seasons; real estate broker, and taxi cab driver. He was
also a lobbyist
during the Civil Rights movement. Carl had many hobbies
reading mystery novels, coin collecting, traveling, watching
casinos and joking. He will be remembered for his boisterous
Carl was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Malden for over
where he served as a Deacon, Usher, Building Leader, and a
teacher. Carl was an avid Boston sports fan as evidenced by his
of team hats!
Carl was a family man and presided over many holiday dinners. He
Assisted many family members during times of need. He was a
great role model,
serving as father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, brother, and
friend. People looked
up to him as an advisor when they were struggling with life
of his great wisdom and welcoming spirit, people often sought
out his advice.
As a loving and devoted husband, Carl was the dedicated and sole
his wife Elizabeth during the end of their sixty year marriage
and honored his
“till death do us
God called Carl home on July 2, 2019. He was preceded in death
by his parents
Lucille and Kerlin Freeman Sr., brother Eugene (Natalie) Freeman, sisters
Claudette Hairston and Loretta Freeman, and son Gary Lee. He
cherish his memories brother Kerlin (Ray) Freeman Jr, children Dorian Howard Sr.,
Michelle Lee, Rosalind Lee, Paul (Margaret) Lee, Cheryl
grandchildren Dorian Howard Jr., Kevin Howard, Melissa Howard, Shawna
Bradley, Margaret Lee, Kendall Logan, Cameron Logan, and Francis
5 great –grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral service for Carl will be held from the Weir-MacCuish
Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden, on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 12 noon.
Visiting hours will be 2 hours prior to the service from 10AM-12
Interment to follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.