Nelson Edward Freeman, son of Charlie Freeman and Mazora Bryant, was born on May 5, 1926 in Reevesbranch, South Carolina. He received his education in the South Carolina School System. Nelson was a handsome and intelligent young man. He was also very quiet and very helpful to other, but always with a smile and a great personality to match.
At the age of 18, he was drafted into the US Army for four years in World War II where he received The Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal. He received a honorable discharge on September 30, 1946. Nelson believed that God had brought him through it all. He returned home where he got a job with the US Postal Service for 15 years until he retired. He moved on to Con Edison of New York until his retirement.
He loved the New York Yankees and a good cigar or his pipe. He also enjoyed jazz. He was a pleasant, peaceful, loving man who loved his family. He is preceded in death by his wife, Maude Freeman; three sisters: Elizabeth Lewis, Williemae Mack and Annie Green; and one brother, Peter M. Wolf. Nelson leaves to mourn: his daughter, Sheilah Lewis; one sister, Evelyn Ravenell; two grandchildren: Kenneth Lewis and Gaylen Ronde; other family members: Swann and Richard Ronde; and a host of many nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.