Mrs. Barbara Ann Morgan Freeman, 69, of Stony Creek, VA suddenly slipped into eternal rest on Tuesday October 3, 2023. To her family she was affectionately known as “Tay Tay”. This name was given to her by her beloved niece Lakeisha as she formed her first words.
She was born Barbara Ann Davis on February 12, 1954 to the late Edna Mae Davis and the late Purcell Madison Sr. Barbara was raised by her devoted grandparents, the late Nellie A. and Theodore R. Davis. She was also preceded in death by her sister Connie Dagner and brothers Walter Sellars Sr., Chris Madison and Mark Madison.
Barbara was educated in the Dinwiddie County Public School system. She was baptized at an early age and joined the Shiloh Baptist Church of Dinwiddie VA.
In her early years Barbara married Alexander Morgan also of Dinwiddie County. To this union they bought into this world their first and only daughter Angela Morgan. Barbara and her daughter had a very close relationship and were inseparable. You very rarely saw one without the other. They were more than mother and daughter, they were sisters and best friends.
In her later years Barbara married Darnell Freeman of Stony Creek, VA. From this union she gained four sons and four fur babies. Together they would share their love of farming, fishing, drag racing, and vacationing. Her other hobbies were playing bingo, playing bid whist, cooking, shopping, planting flowers, going to the flea market and spending time with her family. Barbara was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and a dedicated member of the Mckenney Cruisers.
Barbara only had one biological child but she was a mother to many family members and friends.
Barabra had a loving and nurturing spirit with a soft spot for the elderly. Not only was she devoted to her loved ones but also to her job. She loved to cook and was able to make a career out of it. She was well known for her famous fried chicken, potato salad, homemade pies and cakes.
Christmas was her favorite time of year and there was no expense sparred. She and her daughter would spend many days and weeks decorating the yard for onlookers to enjoy. She was no stranger to hard work.
Combining her love of cooking and caring for the elderly, Barbara gave 31 years of her life to Spring Oaks Assisted Living Facility (formerly known as Mayfair House). She never missed one day of work and had no plans of retiring.
She leaves to cherish her memories her devoted husband Darnell Freeman; loving and devoted daughter Angela Morgan; sons devoted Tony Moore (Ann), devoted Timothy Freeman, Antwain Freeman and Damion Freeman; sisters Sheila Malone (Archer), Wendy Malone (Raymond), Elsie Vaughn and Pamela Madison; brothers Lorenzo Clark and Purcell Madison Jr.; granddaughters Timeka and Timael Freeman; several aunts and uncles, devoted Emmitt Davis, Jr. (Queen); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Among them are devoted niece Lakeisha Dagner and Summer Jones; devoted cousins Glory Johnson, Bubba Creighton and Lisa Creighton, devoted friends Alexander Morgan, Charlie Winfield, Jr., Alice Lee, Ruby Oliver, Sharonda Talley, Gladys Jones and Frances Parham.