Ruby Joyce Christopher Freeman

A celebration of life service for Ruby Joyce Christopher Freeman, 80, of Cornelia, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Freeman passed away Monday, April 15, 2019.

Born May 29, 1938, in Gainesville, she was the daughter of the late Cameron Harold (C.H.) and Grace Elizabeth Morrison Christopher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Freeman; a son, Jerald B. Freeman; and sister, Sandra Alexander.

Mrs. Freeman worked in several capacities throughout her early life including Gold's Department Store in Cornelia, the state of Georgia, Stamey Chevrolet in Cleveland and other clerical positions. Upon the birth of her children, however, she committed her life to the service of her family as a Godly wife and mother and devoted homemaker.  She was a very active member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, serving in the ladies club and supporting her husband while he worked as deacon, church clerk and brotherhood director.  She was also an active participant in the Habersham County Choir and Convention Singing, loving the old-fashioned shaped-note style music.  Mrs. Freeman loved reading, sewing and spending time with her family and grandchildren, church and community.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Joel and Cindy Freeman of Demorest; daughter-in-law, Nicole Freeman of Cornelia; grandchildren, Jaden Beth Freeman, Zachary Freeman and Lillie Grace Freeman; brother, David Christopher of Cornelia; sister, Carol Chastain of Cornelia; several nieces and nephews.  Her love for her family, both immediate and extended, didn't go unnoticed as she was always interested in their welfare, continually praying for all.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m.  Thursday at the funeral home.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.

Northeast Georgian

Mailing Address:
2440 Old Athens Hwy
Cornelia, GA 30531

Phone: 706-778-4215
Fax: 706-778-4114