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Freda  Mae Atkinson
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Obituary for Freda Mae Atkinson

Freda Mae Atkinson,74, passed away at her home in Oklahoma City surrounded by her family on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. She was born on September 23, 1942 in Oklahoma City to Burl Kelly and Bulla Johnston.

Freda was a member of Faith Crossing Baptist Church. She truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; spending time with family and friends, and traveling as often as possible. Freda will always be remembered for her uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way.

Freda was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Joe Atkinson, son, Lane Herrin, sister, Linda Jones, and brother, Rick Kelly.

Freda is survived by her children Paul Howe and wife Catherine, Kelly Swanson and husband Tommy, Her step-daughters Sarah Schmidt and husband Tom, Letitia Odom and husband Marty. The lights of her life - her grandchildren: Joey, Austin, Nicholas, Casey, Ashton, Ryan, Mitchell, and Emily, two great granddaughters, and her nieces that she loved like her own: Bobby, Carol, Shannon, Misty, Rachel, and her sweet fur baby, Opal.

Viewing will be from 8AM-8PM on Tuesday and Wednesday at Barnes Friederich Funeral Home.

Family, friends, and others whose lives Freda touched are invited to celebrate her life at Faith Crossing Baptist Church, 13701 S. Pennsylvania Avenue on Thursday, February 22nd at 1:00 p.m. with interment following at Arlington Memorial gardens.

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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home

1820 S. Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73130





8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home

1820 S. Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73130

Celebration of Life




1:00 PM
Faith Crossing Baptist Church

13701 S. Penn Ave.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73170

Cemetery Details


Arlington Memory Gardens

3400 N Midwest Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73141


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