Freda Mae Reading McLeroy

Freda Mae Reading McLeroy, 75, of Springdale, went home to be with her Lord August 9, 2019. She was born on October 10, 1943 at the Shiloh Community of Newton County to Clyde and Dorothy (Reynolds) Williams. She was married 48 wonderful years to Linval Reading until he passed away in 2007. They had 8 beautiful children.  She married Marcus McLeroy in 2009 and gained 5 step-children.  Freda pastored the Prairie Grove Church of God for 14 years and served countless others throughout her life. She was simply known as “Sister Freda” to so many, and truly lived up to that title as she constantly put others needs before her own. She served God, her family and her church faithfully.

She was also preceded in death by two children, Patricia and Dwayne; step-daughter, Christine; three brothers, Boyd, Ray, and Gene Williams; and a sister, Mary Ruth Williams.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five sons, one daughter and six daughters-in-law, James and Karen, Johnny and Tina, Joey and Monica, Jason and Carrie, Jennifer and Brandi, Jeremy and Kim; four step-children, Rachel and Larry, Tara, Eric, Mardessa and Austin; two brothers, Bill Williams, Larry Williams; one sister, Reba Self; 13 grandchildren, Josh, SaVannah, Sean and his wife Jessika, Brittany and husband Britnell, Justin and wife Joelene, Kerrigan, Kaitlyn, Garon, Nash, Noah, Grayson, Brooklyn, Oliver; 8 great-grandchildren, Keelie, Maddox, Maverick, Alaina, Ryleigh, Madalyn, Athena, Madilyn; 15 step-grandchildren, Josh, Tori, Morgan, Gabrielle, Brianna, Christian, Jeremiah, Michael, Abigail, Joseph, Lydia, Eric Jr., Emily, Maegin, Izzy; and 4 step-great grandchildren Trilby, Izzabella, Kenna, Cameron.

She was truly an angel on earth, and she will be deeply missed.

A funeral service was Tuesday, August 13, at First Assembly of God in Springdale with interment at Friendship Cemetery.

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Denise Wade
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Denise Wade

Sis.Freda was truly an Angel,she was a great inspiration to me i always looked up to her,I loved her like a daughter loved her Mother. Im going to miss you Sis but i know you have run your race and now sitting at the feet of Jesus.Untill we meet again.I love you.

Linda Martindale
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Linda Martindale

My step sister and sister in the Lord, was a very sweet, good Christian woman. I’m going to miss her beautiful smile but I know she’s in heaven right now visiting her wonderful dad and brother Gene. I never met her mother or 2 other brothers, but I know they were sweet too because all the Williams are good people.
Love you Sister Freda! LLinda Martindale

Rhoda Glenn ( Stroud)
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Rhoda Glenn ( Stroud)

Truly one of the kindest persons I have ever known

Debbie Moppin
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Debbie Moppin

Sister Freida was one of the kindest ladies I ever knew. I was blessed to have her in my life for many years, she was a blessing to be around and was always there when you needed her. Her crown will have many jewels. Loved sister Freida

Gayla Behlke
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Gayla Behlke

Freda was one of the sweetest people I have ever known and will be truly missed by everyone. Prayers for her family and friends but we know she is in a much better place rejoicing 😊God Bless You All❤️️

James & verlene Harrison
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James & verlene Harrison

We loved Sis.Fredia.She was such a Blessing to many

Janet Gibbs lager & Pete Lager
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Janet Gibbs lager & Pete Lager

Freda Mae was a wonderful friend, like a sister. Loved her so very much. She & Linvall were witnesses at our wedding 51 1/2 years ago(1968). Such a loving and caring person as was her Linvall. I know she will be missed, but she is at rest and peace now. So glad she was in our lives and we have so many wonderful memories of her and the family that will live on in our hearts forever. Hope to see her again one day! Eternity is forever! Thoughts & prayers are with the family at this time.

Maria Yarbrough
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Maria Yarbrough

She will be truly missed. She was one of the sweetest most caring person I have ever met ❤️

Deborah Smith
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Deborah Smith

Freda was a true blessing to me and many countless others. I believe she was a best friend to myself and many others too numerous to name. She always had a listening ear.and never too busy to pray. She loved people and it showed. I thank GOD for her life, her friendship and her PRAYERS. Father GOD comfort her family. Amen

Earline Holt
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Earline Holt

Sister Freda was a prayer warrior: She prayed for me and many others. She always had a hug for me. She will be dearly missed.

Dale Williams
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Dale Williams

She was one of my favorite cousins. Wonderful lady. Will miss her very much.

Richard and Betty Burress
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Richard and Betty Burress

She will be missed greatly. A woman of God. Praying for peace and comfort for all the family.

Karla Hall
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Karla Hall

Such a wonderful woman of God. She was always an encouragement to me. She had such a sweet spirit and she’ll be truly missed! She fought her fight and ran her race, and kept the faith. We maybe weeping down here but they are rejoicing in heaven for another saint who made it home!!

Diane Eggert
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Diane Eggert

Sister freda was such a blessing! She was there for me so many times. I could always call and ask for prayer and she would pray. She always would look at me and say I just love you sissy. Miss her already. Such a dear friend and inspiration.

Ernie and Felicia Hendrickson
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Ernie and Felicia Hendrickson

She was a sweetheart and will be missed. Condolences to her wonderful family.

Allen Lawson
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Allen Lawson

She was a General of the Faith. It was truly an honor to have been apart of her life.

Julie Eiler
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Julie Eiler

Sister Freda was an amazing woman of God who blessed my life in ways people will never know. She had the uncanny ability to make you feel like you were the most special person in the world and that you mattered. I will truly miss her and I’m heartbroken she is gone, but know she is rejoicing.

Billy Sharon Davis
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Billy Sharon Davis

To all the family of Sister Freda
She was an awesome woman of God and friendI loved her and her family Marcus know him for many yrs we are so sorry for the loss. Heaven gained a true angel.

Sharon Mcleroy
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Sharon Mcleroy

I was blessed to have Freda as a sister in law for ten years. She was truly the most precious person that walked the face of this earth. Always loving and selfless. I know without a doubt she has a beautiful crown awaiting her. She will be missed, but we will see her again when the Lord calls us home.

Joy
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Joy

I’m going to miss this most amazingly generous and thoughtful example of Christianity. If she loved you, you knew you were in her prayers. I will miss her. Prayers for this family I live so much.

Kimberly Jagger
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Kimberly Jagger

Ms, Freda was my babysitter when I was younger .she was the one who took me to my first movie theater. She took me to vacation bible school and we spent alot of that summer going to parks and paying in the sprinkler. She was always so kind and full of life. She will be missed.

Donna Eubanks Littrell
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Donna Eubanks Littrell

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I know she will be missed but think of all the precious memories you have of your time with her. Donna Littrell

Kathy Phillips
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Kathy Phillips

We love our Sis Freda! Such a blessing to us all… What an inspiration to Mike and I and our children, Kasy and Amey through out the years! Always an encourager and protector! A mentor and friend!!! We Celebrate with you, but missing you!

Darlene Baker
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Darlene Baker

Feel blessed to have known Sister Freda. She was a blessing to all who knew her She always had a smile and a hug Will miss this sweet lady

Christy raby
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Christy raby

She will be missed by the Troy Cross Tablerncacle family very much. We love seeing her an hearing her sweet little voice every year in May when we would have campmeeting. So sorry for you loss but we know she in a beautiful place waiting to welcome us in.
Love the
Troy Cross an family

Donna Boyer
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Donna Boyer

Truly sorry for such a great loss to all that knew her, especially her family. I saw her only a few times after she married my cousin and she was always sweet and kind and made people feel loved and cared for. She was an inspiration to a life lived for God.

Travis Johnson
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Travis Johnson

Pastor Freda was a true Christian, she never held a persons past against them. She was a true friend to me and i love her she will be missed dearly.

Cathy Evans
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Cathy Evans

Freda was truly of woman of God, with a sweet, sweet spirit and a caring, comforting heart.
What a blessing she was to me, my family and surely countless others!

Shirley Jones
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Shirley Jones

A REAL BLESSING AND HONOR TO HAVE KNOWN SISTER FREDA. EVERYONE WILL MISS HER DEARLY.A FAITHFUL SERVANT TO GOD .I LOVE YOU FREDA. YOU ALWAYS BE IN IN MY HEART.SHE IS WALKING STREETS OF GOLD.HER RACE IS WON.FLY HIGH

Prue
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Prue

Thank you for welcoming me to your family freda. I am always grateful.

Ronald Allen
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Ronald Allen

Sister Frieda a friend to all. She was like a second mother to our son when we were neighbors. If he was not at home, he was a Frieda’s with her boys. She was also a child of God. She will be missed.

Twyla
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Twyla

When I moved to Arkansas from California when I was 12yrs old I became friends with Jennifer and frequently hung out at her house. Miss Freda was always so welcoming and made me feel so loved. Even years after me and Jennifer long graduated every time I saw that sweet woman she gave me the most wonderful squeezy hugs and would stay and chat with me for several minutes no matter where we were 😊❤️ She was always so sweet and great to talk to, I love Miss Freda. It hurts for us to lose such a beautiful soul, but… Read more »

Billie (JEAN) Medlin
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Billie (JEAN) Medlin

Sister Freda was loved by all, and a mother to all. Looked forward to seeing her at camp meetings. Sister I’ll meet you in Heaven.

Nikki
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Nikki

I will miss you like crazy my friend! Best person I have ever meet!!!!

Darla Hutcheson
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Darla Hutcheson

A wonderful woman has been granted to angel wings! Prayers for the family.

Laurie Boyd
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Laurie Boyd

What a sweet woman of God!
I usually saw Sis Freda at church on different occasions. She always had a smile, a hug and such kind words for me.
I Love her, Love her family and she will be greatly missed.❤️
Love and prayer for the family❤️🙏

CH and Evelyn Doss
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CH and Evelyn Doss

We were so sorry to hear about Sister Freida’s passing. She was a wonderful Christian lady and had preached at our church and we dearly loved her. She had the sweetest spirit and I know she is worshiping her Jesus that she preached about. Our prayers for you and your family at this difficult time of your life!
CH and Evelyn Doss
Pastor of Abundant Life PCG worship center, Springdale Ar.