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Linda Ann James was born in Greensboro, North Carolina on October 2, 1943 to Janie and Moses James. She graduated from James B. Dudley High School in 1961 where she was a member of the National Honor Society, dance team, and choir. She attended North Carolina College at Durham (now North Carolina Central University) where she was a member of the choir was also a member of the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. Linda earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English in 1965. She married Calvin Burnell Freeman in 1966 who preceded her in death in 1981. Her teaching career spanned over 30 years at various schools with the majority of her time spent as a high school English teacher at High Point Central High School in High Point, North Carolina. At Central she served as English Department Chair and established a student organization called Exolo (Extension Of Love) to support black students. She leaves to mourn her aunt Arletha Lash, brothers Johnny Hutchinson and Charles Hutchinson, sister Margaret Jarrell-Peace, three children: Calvin Freeman, Kelly Freeman, Trudy (Freeman) Lewis, and nine grandchildren: Shamekka Stallings, Jalisa Freeman, Devan Owens, Semia Hamlin, Kelly Freeman, Jr., Sophia Freeman, Amarie Lewis, Bradley Lewis, and Zachary Lewis. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 10:30 am with funeral services to follow at 11am at Saint Stephens United Church of Christ located at 1000 Gorrell Street, Greensboro, NC 27406. The interment will take place following the service at Lakeview Memorial Park.

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  • Wednesday, February 01, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Perry J. Brown Funeral Home
  • Wednesday, February 01, 2017
    Linda was a joy to all of us at Brighten Gardens. She had such a positive attitude and a ready smile for everyone. You could by having a bad day and spend some time talking with her and before you knew it you would be laughing about something her students did while she was teaching. When you left her you felt much better. She will be greatly missed by me and the other residents here. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family and friends,
    ~ Judy White Brighten Gardens   Greensboro, NC
  • Wednesday, February 01, 2017
    Trudy so sorry to hear about your Mother. We are praying for you and your family.
    ~ Sandy & Sheryl Hudson   Desoto, TX
  • Saturday, February 04, 2017
    To The Freeman Family: We send our heartfelt condolences to you and wish you peace and blessings during this difficult time. We hope that you will heal from this loss and that God will provide you comfort. Sincerely, Davetta Florance-Bristow and Daughters, Jamett, Nattale, and Steffani
    ~ Davetta Florance-Bristow and Family   Greensboro, NC
  • Sunday, February 05, 2017
    My deepest condolences to Trudy Lewis and her family. You are in our prayers.
    ~ Thelma Clardy   DeSoto, TX