Mrs. Freddie Mae Fletcher Rollins was born February 21, 1920, in Tarry, Arkansas. She was the third child of six children born to the late Louis and Cherry (Richardson) Fletcher. Her siblings were the late Mrs. Zelma Louise Fletcher Hunter, John Fletcher, James Fletcher, Mrs. Frankie Mae Fletcher, and Jeremiah Fletcher. She was the last one left of her siblings to go home to be
with the Lord. She received her education in 1936 at Mount Olive School in Tarry, Arkansas in Lincoln County.
She accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of New Macedonia Church in Tarry, Arkansas under the leadership of the late Pastor Cleveland Walker, where she served as an Usher. After moving to Pine Bluff, she became a member of New St. Hurricane Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Pastor Albert King, the late Pastor Lorenzo Jones, and present Pastor Derick Easter. Although she may not have been able to attend church often in the past years due to health issues, she still loved her church family.
She married on February 1, 1940, for a year. Later in life, she had one beautiful daughter born January 30, 1963-Felicia Gay Rollins.
She worked as a homemaker for a family for twenty-five years and was a faithful mother to her family. She loved going to church, gardening, sewing, going to movies, shopping, visiting her family and friends, taking care of her grandchildren when they were growing up, listening to Gospel music, and watching them on DVDs.
Mrs. Freddie Mae Rollins departed her life on Monday, April 26, 2021, at home at 3:45 p.m. with her daughter by her side. She was 101 years old.
She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter-Felicia Gay Rollins; four grandchildren-LaMarig Langel (LaShonta) of Carrollton, Texas, RaShunda Rollins of Biloxi, Louisiana, LaKendrick Matthews of Pine Bluff, Cherry Graham of Pine Bluff; four nephews she helped raise-the late Samuel Wright and Eddie Hunter, Harold Calloway, and Theotis Hunter; three favorite nieces she enjoyed like daughters-Earnestine Wright of Pine Bluff, Shirley Hunter of Pine Bluff, and Mildred Johnson of Mt. Morris, Michigan; and a host of other nieces, grand-nieces, nephews, .grand-nephews, cousins, friends, and others she blessed with love.
Her favorite scripture was Philippians 4: 13:
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"
and she would always say,
"One day at a time sweet Jesus. That's all I'm asking of you."
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