Obituary for Freddie Mae Noel Our beloved Freddie Mae Noel was called home to join her family and friends already with the Lord on on July 19, 2021. She was 77. Freddie was born in Shreveport, Louisiana to Mary Beatrice Anderson and Joshua Easter Brown. As a young child, she moved with her family to Los Angeles, California. She was the youngest of six children with three older brothers, Bill, Nathaniel (Rip) and James (Jimmy) and two older sisters, Herise and Grace. Sally, as she was affectionately called by family, attended Hollenbeck Junior High and Jefferson High School in Los Angeles. Accepting Christ at an early age, Freddie attended Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church along with her mother. Freddie developed a wide circle of life-long friends from her neighborhood, school and church activities. Family was always first and foremost to Freddie. While growing up, she enjoyed being the youngest. She was doted upon and spoiled by both her older brothers and father who bought her a car in high school even though she was just two blocks from school. In turn, Freddie was a devoted daughter to each of her parents throughout their lives. Freddie grew into a good-natured, happy person who was known for her loving spirit and beautiful smile. In 1964, Freddie gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Kimberly who like her mother shared in the love and warmth of the close-knit family. Seven years later, Freddie brought another daughter, Kameron, into the world. The three lived life as a great adventure, relishing the good times and leaning on each other when things were tough. Freddie and her girls shared a closeness which endures. After a brief stint with the U.S. Post Office, Freddie settled into a 33 year long career with the Los Angeles Community College District. Her sweet personality and pleasant disposition served her well as she transitioned from telephone operator to the Insurance Section, a post from which she would retire in 2003. From high school, LACCD and her neighbors, Freddie made friendships that spanned decades and generations. She shared in the triumphs and challenges of her friends, their children and even their grandchildren. Freddie’s family extended far beyond those with whom she was biologically connected. Her relationship with God and salvation through Jesus Christ was the cornerstone of her life. She was an active member first of Amos Memorial CME Church, then West Angeles Church of God in Christ before choosing the Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship as her final church home on earth. A true lover of life and new experiences, Freddie was inspired by art museums, special exhibits, plays and performances. Often wearing her favorite color purple, Freddie enjoyed to travel. Trips to Hawaii, the Bahamas, New Orleans and Washington, DC were among those she treasured. Freddie spent significant time in Mississippi and Florida, visiting her daughter and grandchildren there. She also made sure she was present for sports events, graduations, religious and other celebrations to support the four grandchildren she loved so much. Freddie bravely faced many health challenges during her life and was a two-time breast cancer survivor. Like her favorite flowers, Freddie bloomed and shared her beauty even in the most difficult circumstances. She found strength in her faith and relied upon God’s promises to ultimately deliver her to His eternal rest. Her favorite scripture is the blessing from the Lord found in Numbers 6:24-26: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” We know that the Lord has blessed Freddie with peace. So many celebrate her home going and cherish her memory, including: two daughters, Kimberly Sweet (Dennis) of Brandon, MS and Kameron Burwell (David) of Los Angeles, CA; her brother, Bill Smith and sister Grace Owens, both of Los Angeles, CA; four grandchildren, Carrie Sweet, Daniel Sweet, Kimberly Burwell and Christian Burwell; several nieces and nephews, life-long friends and her Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship family. Her former husband Scotty Floyd Noel preceded her in death
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