Casey Rae Freeman
1982 - 2019
Casey Rae Freeman, age 36, left this life on January 8, 2019. She was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia on February 16, 1982 to Ricky Gordon Osburn and Diana Wyatt Walker.
A selfless, loving woman, Casey was beautiful on the inside and out. With a heart of joy and a free spirit that burned bright with a passion that was unmatched, she lived for others. She just wanted everyone else to be happy like she was. From the moment of meeting Casey, her loving, radiant nature made you want to be her friend. Her laugh was contagious and boisterous, and when Casey entered, she changed a room. With every event and special occasion just doing the minimum was hardly enough; her ferocious work ethic was beyond belief, and she gave 110% to everything she did. No one could stop her from having a good time, and she refused to let anything get her down. During her youth, she was an excellent softball player and developed her infectious care for others through many customer service roles during her young adult years. On a train ride on the Chicago Metro, Casey caught the eye of young man from the Navy, Derek. He knew from that day that she would be the girl he would marry. After a love story you would expect to see in a movie and seven years of him asking her, Casey chose Derek to spend the rest of her life with. Her artistic talents had led her to become a licensed cosmetologist, often volunteering her services to help others. Many of the men in her family, including Derek and his father, Danny, never had to worry about looking for a barber. A “Momma Bear” and caretaker, she was a mother to everyone, even her brothers. Singing was a way she expressed herself: with a special lullaby for her children before bed; serenading family by singing showtunes and cinema scores; and singing in front of her church this past Christmas. To Casey, family was the most important thing in her life. Being the mother of two sets of twins, God knew how strong she was; she loved her babies. She carried the weight of this world around and the weight of others as well, but her motto, after the example of the Savior she loved, was “Thy will be done”. Her entire life, she loved to take ugly things and situations to make them beautiful; this started with her love of art, skill at cosmetology and passion for bringing joy to others and finished with the grace and dignity that this real-life angel handled her struggle with cancer. No matter how difficult it was for her, she prayed and worried about the well-being of those around her. She was courageous and fearless; her spirit will live on in the beauty and joy she leaves in the memory of those that loved her.
Left to honor her memory is her husband of 9 years, Derek Freeman; daughters, Olive Freeman, Haddie Freeman and Rory Freeman; son, Dean Freeman; mother, Diana Walker of Woodville, TX; brothers, William Osburn and wife, Shelly, of Nolensville, TN, Jesse Osburn and wife, Erika, of Olathe, KS and Samuel Caleb Walker of Los Angeles, CA; grandparents, Delmar and Regina Osburn of Belpre, OH; niece, Madison Morrison of Kountze, TX; nephews, Jones Osburn of Olathe, KS, Matthew Morrison of Kountze, TX and Donnie Wrangler Morrison of Kountze, TX; mother-in-law, Kim Martin of Silsbee, TX; father-in-law, Danny Freeman of Call, TX; sister-in-law, Lauren Morrison and husband, Gary, of Kountze, TX; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.
Casey is preceded in death by her father, Rick Osburn; grandmother, Gail Ogdin; grandfather, William Wyatt; and uncle, Michael Wyatt.
Visitation with family and friends will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2019, at Trout Creek Baptist Church, 1509 FM 1004 Call, TX 75933. Casey’s life honoring service will be on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., also at the church, with Pastor Randy Fults officiating, and burial will follow at Trout Creek Cemetery in Call, TX. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trout Creek Baptist Church Youth Ministry and Hope Works Outreach Ministry: https://troutcreekbaptist.com/
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