Freida Lynn Whitley

Freida Lynn Whitley, 74, of Simpsonville, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020. Born in Albermarle, NC, she was the daughter of the late Semion and Esther McIntyre Whitley.

Freida is survived by her beloved partner of 27 years, Ken Starnes of Williamston.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Vernell Whitley.

Freida will be laid to rest at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Oakboro, NC.

Condolences to the family of Freida Lynn Whitley

  • Jane Marsh
    7 months ago

    To Ken, Pat, and all of us loving Freida,
    God bless you all! Freida was a loving friend, and a beautiful soul. I had intentions of being with her again, but my failing eyesight prevented that. Please know my condolences are with you.

  • "Krycket" Cassy M.
    7 months ago

    She was such a beautiful, loving, vibrant soul. I am grateful to have known, and been loved by her. She was like an aunt to me. She was always supportive of my “alternative” lifestyle, as hers was not exactly traditional, either. She was so accepting — despite my no longer really being involved with those through whom she met me. I could never thank her enough for that. As I sent to be read to her, she may be gone, but her love & vibrant light lives on in my heart & dreams.

  • Mary Lou Frederick
    7 months ago

    Don and Mary Lou Frederick extend our deepest condolences to Ken and Freida’s family. We lived in Martin’s Grove for 12 years and knew her well. We are so sad to hear about her passing. RIP

  • ken starnes
    7 months ago

    Dad, we are all thinking of you. Kenneth, Carolyn, Whitley and Kennedy.

  • Jean R. Osborne
    7 months ago

    Freida was a dear friend and classmate from the time her parents moved to Sparta, N. C., and opened Sparta Bowling Lanes. What fun we had from that time until we graduated high school. Her laughter and personality was contagious, and everybody that knew her, loved her. “Go rest high on that mountain” my friend, and whenever I see an eagle in flight, I will think of you.

  • Donna Cole
    7 months ago

    Condolences to Ken and the Whitley Family. R.I.P. FRIEDA WHITLEY 🌷

  • Judy Godwin
    7 months ago

    Freida had been a good friend over the years. We had a lot of fun with the candles. I still have the closet full of candles I purchased at her parties. She was a true friend when i needed to talk. I know she is rejoicing with her Mother and Daddy. Loved her. Ken our prayers are with you.

  • Judy Godwin
    7 months ago

    I know she is rejoicing with her Mother and Daddy. Loved her. Ken our prayers are with you.

  • Deidra Shirley
    7 months ago

    Prayers for Ken and the family. So sorry for your loss. Deidra Shirley

  • Maxine Whitley Jester
    7 months ago

    Freida will be so missed by all those who knew her. She had a vibrant and amazing personality. Uncle Ken, you were the “love of her life”.
    Aunt Mac Mac, Mike and Kathy

  • So sorry for your loss. She was a fun loving lady. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Linda Sheets Mabe
    7 months ago

    Fredia ..Was one of a kind..She never met a stranger…Lovely Lady the memories I have I treasure…Wonderful Friend and Co-Worker..God gained an Angel..

  • Linda Sheets Mabe
    7 months ago

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  • Janie Douglas
    7 months ago

    My heart is broken 💔 but I know she’s in a beautiful and better place. She fought a tremendous fight and that spirit and smile was so kind and contagious. Prayers and hugs to you Pat and Ken. RIP MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND

  • James and Donna Wakester
    7 months ago

    Ken and family so sorry for your loss. Freida was a good neighbor. Always admired her pretty flowers.

  • Lynette Whitley Goodman
    7 months ago

    Freida was a special person, our thoughts and prayers will be with you Ken. I have many wonderful memories of spending weekends in Sparta with her. Her dad was my dads brother so we visited them every time we went to Sparta which was almost ever weekend. RIP my friend 😇. Lynette Whitley Goodman

  • Misti Burris
    7 months ago

    Freida, was a beautiful person, inside and out!! She will be truly missed!! I am so relieved that she is healthy again, and no longer feeling any pain! And I know that she is so happy, that she is back with Uncle Simeon and Aunt Esther and Vernell!!What a wonderful reunion it must be! As I know she missed them so much!! Love and prayers and especially big hugs, and for Ken and Pat. And for all that loved her❤️

  • Janie Douglas
    7 months ago

    Freida was a wonderful loving kind person inside and out some say this in times like these but she truly was that and a lot more to me. Back in her hometown every who knew her loved her back in the day. Her smile and personality was contagious. She talked of her parents a lot I knew them well also wonderful family. So many beautiful memories of her family and mine. My Mom and Dad loved her so much and she in turn I know loved them. She smiling that beautiful smile when she met her family in a better place, we will meet again some sweet day my friend. My sympathy to Ken and Pat who was always there for her.💔😥

  • Pat Hinson
    7 months ago

    Ken, what I wouldn’t give to be able to make a phone call to heaven. I so miss our daily phone chats. I know she had it on speakerphone most of the time so you could hear and chime in too! I loved making her laugh when she felt so bad. I’m consoled by the fact that she’s happy and laughing now with her family. She was such a trooper through it all, but so were you, Ken. She loved and adored you, and said every day how she was so blessed to have your loving care. Ken, I wish you peace, comfort, and strength for the days ahead. How wonderful to know we shall laugh with her again one day.

  • Pearlie Rae Burris
    7 months ago

    Freida was a combination of all things wonderful. She was so thoughtful of me even when she herself was very sick and in great need. Wonderful indeed she was!

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