Freida Pressley Rhinehart

Sunday, April 9, 1944 - Friday, January 20, 2023

A Beloved Lady

Photo of Freida Pressley Rhinehart  - 1944-2023

Canton- In the early morning hours of Friday, January 20, 2023 we lost a precious lady who was loved by everyone, Freida Mae Pressley Rhinehart was carried home by the angels.

Freida was born April 9, 1944 to the late Alvin Daniel Pressley and the late Gertrude Brookshire Pressley. Blessed with 78 wonderful years of a full and meaningful life – Freida has touched the lives of so many people and she brought great joy to everyone around her. She was a lifelong resident of Haywood County and her chosen profession in life as a Licensed Practical Nurse was truly fitting for Freida. She was blessed with one of the most caring and giving hearts that one would ever know. She was employed as a LPN nurse for 32 dedicated years, working at various health care facilities all throughout the area. It was often said that Freida was like a beautiful ray of sunshine, always bring comfort and love to her many patients who she treated and cared for as if they were her family.  Treasured and happy memories  that Freida held close to her heart were the wonderful times she and Bill spent together at their second  home in Cosby, Tennessee which will never be forgotten.  Her great love for all of her family was truly immeasurable and Freida was always supportive and present at special sporting events at Pisgah High School and all events to support her grandchildren that she loved with her heart and soul. In her quiet moments, she could be found reading a special book or sometimes working a favorite puzzle.  Mrs. Rhinehart was a lady of strong faith and a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church. She was greatly loved by her church family and her presence will be greatly missed. Freida Pressley Rhinehart will forever be remembered as a wonderful wife, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a guiding light among us and we shall hold onto her precious memory forever.

Surviving are her loving and devoted husband of 60 ½ years, Billy Joe “Bill” Rhinehart ; her daughter, Lisa Sellers and  Carlton of Canton; her son, Steve Rhinehart of Canton; grandchildren, Will Sellers and Rachel of Canton ,  Bailey McCurry and Kaleb of Canton and McKinley Rhinehart of Canton;  two great-grandchildren, Madeline Sellers and Henry Sellers of Canton ; step-grandchildren, Michael Ford of Clyde and Matthew Ford and Paige of Canton; step-great-grandchildren, Zoe Ford and Georgia Ford; a sister, Betty S. Wilson of Gastonia; her former daughter-in-law, Tonya Rhinehart of Clyde; several nieces and nephews; also many dear friends. 

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. A private service of remembrance will be held for the family at Ridgeway Baptist Church with Reverend Jackie Collins and Reverend David Reed officiating.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Rhinehart's memory to Ridgeway Baptist Church, 525 Old US 19-23, Candler, NC 28715 or Piney Grove Community Cemetery Maintenance Fund, 986 Country Club Drive, Canton, NC 28716

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Rhinehart Family.  

Condolences from family and friends

My heart is broke. Frieda was a ray of sunshine to me and all the residents at Pigeon Valley where her mother was a resident before her death. Lisa, Steve and family my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. I love you guys
Sheri Dixon-Henson
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers for your family. She was a sweet lady.
Mary Rhinehart Chambers and Betty Rhinehart Bridges
My deepest sympathy to all of the family.
Juanita Dixon
Bill and family, I am sorry for your loss. She will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Marion and Sue Stamey
Marion Stamey
We are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences go out to the entire family. May God continue to keep you under his care through this trying time.
Dennis and Patricia Bryson
Bill, Lisa, Steve and all the family. We are so sorry to hear about Freidas passing. She was a wonderful lady that we were so glad to have known. You are all in our thoughts and prayers today and in the days to come. Love you all.
Ricky and Gail Paxton
My sincere heart felt condolences and prayers for the family.
Alan Stinnett
Lisa and family, Praying for peace and comfort for you during this hard time.
Hilda Keener
Sending love and condolences to the family. I am so sorry for your loss. A great lady and loved by all who knew her!
Denese Ledford McTaggart
God bless you, Bill. Pease and love to you and family.
Charles Buchanan
Sending love, thoughts, and prayers to you and your family during this tough time.
Chuck & Tiffany Buchanan
Prayers to you all in this very difficult time.
Brian worley
What an amazing woman! She will truly be missed she always has a smile on her face, and love in her heart my heart goes out to everyone.
Caroline Walker
Lisa and all the family, I am saddened to read of the passing of your dear mother. What a beautiful photo of her and a beautifully written tribute. To all of the family, I wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Kendra Medford
So sorry for your great loss she was such a great blessing to us I loved seeing her at the ballgames and sitting with her and us jokeing and cutting up she was just the sweetest person I knew she loved her family and friends dearly you could see it in her face love ❤️ you forever my dear sweet Frieda
Wayne and Darlene Yates
Praying for the family. We loved Frieda and her Mom And Dad. So many special memories from our childhood in Stamey Cove.
Carole and David (Susie) Rogers Byers
She was a wonderful precious person work for her many years at Pisgah Manor nursing facility you will be Miss Frida I love you very much always have God be with your family
Joy latulipe
My heart goes out to all of you.Freida was a person who was genuine.She had a big heart and loving soul.She was so filled with love and pride for her family.I had alot of laughs and a few good cries with her,she will always have a special place in my heart. What a wonderful time she must be having in the presence of the Lord.
Karen Pressley
We are so sorry for your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. With love.
David, Gail and Kelly Henson
Steve, our deepest sympathies are with you all. Remembering you in our thoughts and prayers. With love.
Wayne, Sharon and Todd Howell
It's hard to express in words just how much Freida meant to me. We were friends for over 40 years. I loved her like a sister. Love to her family in these times of sorrow. She will be missed everyday & her memory never forgotten.
Shirley Welch
Bill, Lisa, Steve and family, We are so sorry for your loss! May God grace you with comfort and strength during this time of grief and sorrow. We are thinking about you and sending prayers! Love, Cheryl & Nathan Summey
Cheryl Summey
Steve, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss.
Steve and Kathy Ammons
Dear Lisa, we were all very sad to hear about the passing of your mother. Please know we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Kim, Mary, Angie & Melanie Donaldson "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." Revelation 21:4
Kimberly Donaldson
Bill, Lisa, Steve and family I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
Brenda Willis
I am so sorry to see and hear this. My heart breaks for you all. Hug your Dad with big hugs!! Prayers are with you!
Kathy Pressley
I am so sorry to see and hear this. My heart breaks for you all. Hug your Dad with big hugs!! Prayers are with you!
Kathy Pressley
So sorry for your loss Lisa and Carlton and family Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers Sherry
Sherry Gentry