Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home - Champaign Il

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Fannie M. Freeman

Fannie M. Freeman, of Champaign, passed away at 1:45 a.m. on April 20, 2015 freemanat Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana Illinois.  Visitation will be Monday, April 27, 2015, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Mt. Hope Mausoleum with service following at 11:00 a.m.

The Rev. Claude E. Shelby, Sr. will officiate.
Burial will be Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Fannie was born on January 17, 1922, in Monticello Ga., the daughter of George Sr. and Elizabeth Showers Peacock.  She married Wilkin Freeman on April 13, 1947. He preceded her in death in 2001.

She is survived by her daughter Alice Roney, of Citrus Heights, Calif.; three sisters: Connie Peacock and Jesslyn Peacock, both of Urbana, and Joan Ellis (John) of Champaign; one brother, Jesse Peacock, of Memphis, Tenn., and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, eight brothers, and one sister.

She was a graduate of Urbana High School and Champaign Beauty School and was owner of Freeman Beauty Salon.  Her hobbies were gardening and bowling. She was an Illini women and men’s basketball fan.

She was a member of Salem Baptist Church and served on the usher board.

Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm St., Champaign, is in charge of arrangements.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, health care techs, and Hospice nurses for the excellent care given to Fannie.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be offered online at www.HeathandVaughn.com.


My sincere condolences to Alice, Joan, Connie and Jesslyn. Mrs. Freeman was a lovely person with great warmth and affection. She will be sorely missed by all who loved her. Rest in enteral peace.

With Sympathy,

Joyce Wright
Family Friend
Professor Emerita


Dear Connie and Family,

I am saddened to hear of Fannie’s passing. Though she lived a long life, death is difficult, but her lasting legacy, a comfort.

Despite the divide of distance and time, my mother, Lillian (Thomas) Mason quite often and quite fondly, spoke of Fannie. Although, my mother passed away in 1986, I was fortunate to retain a meaningful continued connection to my mother, through Fannie. As well, she shared a lifelong friendship with my aunt, Dorothy (Taylor) who passed away in 2013. From a generation before, my grandma (Cynthia King) to generations after, Cynthia and her children (Dorothy's daughter/grandchildren) and me (Lillian's daughter), it just seemed Fannie was always affectionately, and forever fondly … Family. May she rest in perpetual peace.

Blessings and Condolences,

Linda J Mason
Clinton, MA


So sorry for your loss. I lived at the corner of Kenwood and Carrolton for 25+ years and raised my family there. Fannie and “Freeman” were good neighbors, and Fannie was on my mother’s bowling team. They were both such nice people. I was saddened by your loss. You are good people. The world will miss them.
My husband died 2/1/15 of cancer, so we are regular contributors to ACS.

(The late) Hoyle and Jan Puckett