Freda Mae Ledbetter

Born in Bon Aqua, TN on May 13, 1926

Departed on July 23, 2018 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Mrs. Freda Mae Ledbetter age 92, of Gallatin, TN, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018.

Mrs. Ledbetter was born in Bon Aqua, TN, on May 13, 1926, the daughter of the late Robert Lee Rainey and Fannie Lee Dunnagan Rainey. She was a member of Hendersonville First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Ledbetter retired from Tune Entrekin & White PC as a legal secretary. She was an avid sports fan, enjoyed gardening and playing bridge. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ledbetter was preceded in death by her husband to whom she was married on November 8, 1950, J. Robert Ledbetter; sisters Leola Barrett and Joanne Gaskill; and brothers Leon Rainey, John Henry Rainey, Arnold J. “Snooks” Rainey, Robert Lee “Bob” Rainey, Will A. “Bill” Rainey, and James A. Rainey

Survivors include a sister, Imogene Carino and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Also, her special neighbors on Dickerson Bay Drive.

A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, July 30, 2018, at 10:00 A.M., Hendersonville Funeral Home. Interment will follow at noon, Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Sunday from 3:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at Hendersonville Funeral Home.

The active pallbearers will be the nieces, nephews and great-nephews. The honorary pallbearers will be the neighbors on Dickerson Bay Drive.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.

Visit the online obituary: www.hendersonvillefh.com.

7 Comments to Freda Mae Ledbetter

  1. Peggy J. Elliott
    July 24, 2018 10:37 am

    My condolences to our family.

  2. Cliff Jarin
    July 25, 2018 9:05 am

    Condolences to the entire family .
    Miss Freda , I take joy in knowing you are now reunited with your beloved Robert
    and the many members of your wonderful family .. Shall remember , with fondness ,
    the many nights we enjoyed a toddy , my “wubbie” and the conversations we shared
    in Pat’s backyard .
    May God keep you and bless you !

  3. Patty Hanson
    July 26, 2018 11:43 am

    Freda was a wonderful FRIEND and NEIGHBOR .
    Caring, Independent, Giving , Sharing and EXPRESSIVE !
    Freda is missed. GOD has taken her HOME ! Blessings
    to FAMILY , Friends and DIVA’S of Dickerson Bay !!

    Love, John, Patty & Lisa Hanson

  4. Norma Simmons Davis
    July 26, 2018 9:20 pm

    Dear Family of Freda Ledbetter:
    It is with great sadness that we heard of our Aunt Freda’s home going. She left me with so many fond memories!! She would invite my cousin, Sara, and me to spend the night with them when our families were together in Nashville. I so love the memory of sitting on her kitchen floor and whispering with my cousin about “all those fancy ladies” in her bridge club gathering!!!
    She had a great zest for living that was contagious!! I greatly admired this beautiful lady and will miss just knowing she was still there and that I could pick up the phone and talk to her.
    I grieve with all of you. I am comforted in knowing that I will see her again someday.
    Sending love and prayers, her neice on Uncle Robert’s side of family, Norma Simmons Davis

  5. Sara Savells
    July 26, 2018 11:21 pm

    Freda was a great neighbor and friend. She and I enjoyed making sausage balls, banana pudding, and picking blackberries together. She was very witty and as sharp as a tack. Freda was the driving force behind our neighborhood luncheons. Freda loved her family and neighbors. I will miss her presence here but I am sure she is rejoicing with loved ones who have already gone on before.💐💐

  6. Pete and Pat Flynn
    July 29, 2018 3:26 pm

    Freda used to call me out of the blue and ask if I was doing alright; she constantly worried about everyone that lived near her. We have been here for nearly 24 years and are proud to call ourselves neighbors of both and Freda. She is back with Bob now and doesn’t have to worry any longer; now we are the ones in trouble since we have one less great person to worry about us. Rest in peace Freda.

  7. Kathy Plourde
    August 14, 2018 8:08 am

    Freda was our neighbor and watcher of our home when wr traveled. We both LOVED the wildlife that occasionally showed up in our backyard and she would call ‘quick look outside’ and s fox or a family of foxes or an eagle or deer would be playing or hanging out She and Robert taught us how to care for our yard, when to put on fertilizer or weed killer AND she made the BEST Pecan pies.. Her presence is already missed and I trust she is happy with Robert and all her family and friends on the other side of the amazing life.. Peace to Pat, Catherine and her other family members who were so good to her in these last years of her life.. Your goood work was noticed and appreciated, Freda loved you very much.. Kathy Plourde

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