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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060


Dora “Faye” Freeman

06/17/1939 — 09/07/2021

Dora “Faye” Freeman, age 82 of Eastlake, passed away September 7th, 2021 at Hospice of The Western Reserve. She was born June 17th, 1939 in Lilly, Kentucky to the late Clarence and Edith Hodge.

Faye was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great and great-great grandmother who would do anything for her family. She was known as the Mrs. Cleaver of neighborhood, and she loved her dogs. Faye was the matriarch of the family, she taught us all what safe feels like, she was our guidepost for everything, our “True North”. Faye will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Faye is the loving wife of the late James W. Freeman Sr.; cherished mother of Darlene (Curt) Ellis, James W. Freeman Jr., Michael A. Freeman, David B. Freeman, Eva M. (Jessie Johnson) Freeman, Ricky L. (Jared Recob – fiancé) Freeman, Marianne (John Barker) Freeman and Anthony S. Freeman; beloved grandmother of Tracy (Bobby-“Captain Hook” to her Tinkerbell) Williams, Allison (Justin – fiancé) Humphrey, Brittany Freeman, Crystal Freeman, Charmaine Freeman, Amber (Lanny Hughley) Freeman, Ashley Freeman, Christopher Griffin, Chaz Griffin, Tyler (Holly) Green, Vanessa Green, Kaila Freeman, Anthony Freeman, Abigaill, Jacob, Joshua, Jeremiah Freeman and the late Brian Morris; great and great-great grandmother of many; sister of the late Lewis E. Hodge; niece of Carrie Root and Cecil “Jesse” Hodge; and her loving dog Cleopatra “Kiki”.

Private entombment will be held at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Twp.

Donations can be made in Faye’s name to the Lake Humane Society, 7564 Tyler Blvd., #E, Mentor OH 44060 and The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.

Arrangements were entrusted to Jeff Monreal of Jeff Monreal Funeral Home.

Dora "Faye" Freeman posing while in a hula outfit for a photo at a family celebration






All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Twp