Charles Cecil Freeman, 77, of Waynesboro, MS, went to the Heavenly gates to meet the Lord on Saturday, April 18, 2020 after succumbing to a long illness in Mobile, AL. His life passion was music. He used his “God-given” talents as a singer, songwriter, radio disc jockey, and entertainer. In 1969, he recorded “From Saigon to Little Rock” on SUN Records label in Memphis, TN and the song became Billboard Magazine’s “Pick Hit” later that year. Through his music, “Charlie C.” brought joy and a special feeling to the hearts of those that listened.
Mr. Freeman is preceded in death by his father, Melvin B. Freeman, mother, Etta (Palmer) Freeman, and brother, William Earl Freeman (Shelia). He is survived by his children, Stan Freeman (Nee) of Spring, TX and Amanda Burns (Tony) of Daphne, AL; seven grandchildren; stepmother, Mattie Lois Bunch of Clara; sisters, Allene Freeman Rigney of Waynesboro and Teresa Burns (Ricky) of Ridgeland; brothers, Ed Freeman (Sybil) of Cleveland, TN, Ray Freeman (Teresa) of Pearl; and Roy Freeman of Clara.
A memorial service will be held in June at Chicora First Baptist Church. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Brotherhood of Chicora First Baptist Church,1781 Buckatunna Chicora Clara Road, Buckatunna, MS 39322.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, Alabama, is assisting the family.