May 4, 1946 ~ December 13, 2022

Born in: New Orleans, LA
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Joseph Freeman III was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 4, 1946 to Joseph Freeman II and Audrey (Pollock) Martin.

On August 28, 1972, Joseph married his lovely wife, Raynell A Taylor.  In January 1978 he relocated the family to Indianapolis, Indiana.

Joseph worked as a cement finisher as an independent contractor and with the local union.

He loved spending time doing landscaping, gardening, working as a mechanic, cooking and working with leather.  He also loved spending time with family, especially his children and grandsons.

Joseph was a quiet man of faith.  He would want to be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.  Joseph was always present and a provider for his family.  May he rest in eternal peace.

Joseph Freeman III passed away on Tuesday December 13, 2022 at the age of 76. His parents, Joseph Freeman II and Audrey Martin; son, Joseph Freeman IV; sister, Gladys Coleman Baptiste; sister-in-law, Shelia Martin; his dog, Pebbles Marie Freeman and grand dog, Max Jerome Hill, all preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Raynell A. Freeman; children: Kimberly S. Hill (Donn) and Jodie Little; grandchildren: Donn D. Hill, Joseph Freeman V, JaRoy A. Little Jr. and Jalen C. Little; siblings: Wilbert Freeman Sr. (Joycelyn), Arlene Prince Johnson, John D. Martin, Daniel Martin Sr. (Jeanette), Joan M. Mullen, Margaret M. Johnson, Audrey M. Allen (Wallace III), Alex Martin and Patricia Martin; grand dog, Zoe Marie Little; a host of nieces, nephews, loving family and friends.




Funeral Service Broadcast: 12/22/2022 11:00 am

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Visitation: December 22, 2022 10:00 am - December 22, 2022 11:00 am

Lavenia & Summers Home For Funerals
5811 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218

Celebration of Life: December 22, 2022 11:00 am

Lavenia & Summers Home For Funerals
5811 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218

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  1. Birth is a beginning, life is a journey, and death is a destination. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  2. My heart goes out to you for the loss of your husband . I hope your happy memories will help you through this difficult time.

  3. In this sorrowful time, we extend to you our heartfelt condolences. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones.

  4. Raynell and family. You have my deepest sympathy. God has chosen another angel. Remember memories last forever 🙏🏽💙

  5. I am saddened to hear about Joe’s passing. I know how much you all loved him and how much he will be missed. May he rest in peace.

  6. Raynell and family. My love and prayers are with you. Joe had a kind spirit and a infectious smile. I love the love you guys shared. May God give you a peace of understanding and comfort and joy of Thanksgiving. 💛💛

  7. Raynell I’m so sorry for your loss. You guys were a great couple. Joe will truly be missed. My Prayers are with you and your family.

  8. May you know the warmth of the thoughts that are with you and the peace of the prayers that surround you now and the days to come.

  9. I’m deepest condolences to you and your family. I’m sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers 🙏🙏🙏🙏💞💞💞

  10. Rest Well Uncle Jody praying For the Family’s Strength Aunt Raynell, Cuzzin Kim & Jody my Prayers & Condolences

  11. Raynell and family,

    I pray God’s love and comfort will be with you in this time of grief. May the loving memories you shared remain in your hearts forever.

    Cynthia Martin

  12. Raynell and Family,
    Joe was a wonderful person. His smile warmed your heart, and his light shined of love. May God continue to comfort you and give you peace. Love you.

  13. May God continue to comfort and strengthen you and your family during this time of bereavement. Remember that there is no earthly pain that heaven cannot heal.❤

  14. To this family,
    I am extending words of comfort to this family, at this very “Dim” time in their lives.

  15. We wish & pray God’s blessings of comfort, peace & unity upon ur sister in law, necies & nephews, siblings & all the family members. We send our love & friendship with condolences. Bless!

    Pastor Bruce V Hinton (classmate

  16. To My Classmate Jodi, You’re In My Thoughts And Prayers In 🙏 The Passing Of Your Father! When Grief Comes Around Remember To Read 📚 The Word Of God For Comfort And Strength! I Am Erika Reeves From School 🏫 And Kept Your Sons At Jewel Childcare/Preschool!

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