Susie Freeman Woodle

April 5, 1946 - March 23, 2021
Susie Freeman Woodle

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Susie Freeman Woodle age 74 of Wilmington passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at her home.

She was born in Bolton, NC on April 5, 1946.

Susie was a proud Native American Indian and a member of the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe. She was a long time Wilmington resident and was a member of Sunset Park Baptist Church. She retired from the NC State Port Authority in Wilmington and after her retirement worked at Wilmington Health Associates for several years. She was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 10 and later Post 545 along side her husband. She served on the State Level of the American Legion as President of the Auxiliary Department of North Carolina from 2001 – 2002, when her husband served as Department Commander.

Susie was loved, admired, and respected by her family, among her co-workers, and her American Legion family. She was a true Hostess at any function, and enjoyed meeting new people, and serving when she could at any function. She never met a stranger and was a great conversationalist, and always telling it how it really was. She will be missed by her family and many friends.
She is survived by her husband Milton Horne Woodle; her mother, Mrs. Meredith Patrick Freeman of Bolton; brother, Joseph M. Freeman (Barbara Kay) and sister, Milllie Freeman of Bolton; nephews, Ashley Freeman (Crystal), Michael Freeman (Lahoma); great nephews, Jacob, Kaiden, Sheldon and Colton; sister in laws, Emily Woodle and Lillie McCormick.

She was preceded in death by her father, Rossie M. Freeman, a brother, James N. “Chief” Freeman, and a nephew, Christopher Linwood Freeman.

The family will see friends from 3 – 5 pm Sunday March 28, 2021 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at the graveside 2 pm Monday, March 29, 2021 at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Wilmington, led by Capt. Randy Cash, Chaplain USN RET.

Her pallbearers will be Michael Freeman, Ashley Freeman, Jacob Freeman, Milton Fulcher, Kenny Patrick, Rusty Martin.

Due to Covid-19 masks and social distancing will be required.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099.

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  • March 25, 2021
    Elizabeth Hargett says:
    My sincere condolences to the Freeman and Woodle family. I'm happy to have met Susie and believe that she's now resting in the Presence of the Lord.

  • March 29, 2021
    Julia Freeman says:
    IN LOVING MEMORY of our Aunt Susie: Julia Freeman, daughter of James Nelson "Chief" Freeman and Esther Carlene Freeman, oldest niece to Susie Freeman Woodle whom had another deceased niece, Mary Catherine Freeman( named after Aunts Susie's grandmother) the James Nelson "Chief" Freeman Family: Carlene (wife) NIECES: Julia (daughter) Mary (daughter/deceased) Fran (duaghter) Great Niece and Nephews: Jared, Jameson, Joshua, Hannah, Kanyon, Great Great Neices and Nephews: Jaydon, Kholton, Emmaleah, Gabe, Riley, Meela, Tayen, Stacey

  • March 29, 2021
    Carolyn Lee James says:
    Milton, I was very shocked and saddened when I read the newspaper of Susie’s passing. The Woodle and Freeman families have my deepest sympathy. Susie and I were long-time co-workers at N.C. State Ports Authority in Wilmington. She always had a beautiful smile and she was a very pleasant lady to work with. She always talked about her sister Millie, and her little nephew Ashley, whom she loved dearly. I remember the time when Susie, Marian, Lottie, and I would all carpool together to go to K & W Cafeteria during our lunch hour. Long after I left the Ports, Susie and I kept in contact. Also in our passing along the way, Susie was always asking about my Mother, and my sisters, Bunnie and Janice. She was a very caring person. After Janice and Susie would often times stop and talk along their way, Janice would come home to tell me that she saw Susie today. Then, I will never forget that day, about 9 1/2 years ago, when I was about to pull out of the hospital parking lot, Susie rode up beside me (on her way to visit her friend in the hospital); I rolled my window down and told her that Janice just passed away in the hospital. Susie said “what” in shock and disbelief. After I had arrived home, it wasn’t about twenty minutes when Susie came by our home to express her condolences to us. I am very thankful to have met Susie—a very kind and compassionate lady. Milton and Susie’s family - I pray that you will find peace and strength in knowing that Susie is now in Heaven in the Mighty Arms of our Jesus Savior Christ.

  • March 28, 2021
    Marcy & Dugan Frazier says:
    Milton, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you, the family, and Sheldon along with Toni. May God Bless you all.

  • March 28, 2021
    susie Ritter says:
    Millie, I want to be with you at this time but with covid I know I can not. I loved Susie as I love you. so many memories with you both. Please hug your mother and Joseph for me. Tell them they are in my heart and prayers. I love you all