Freida Pressley Rhinehart
A Beloved Lady
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.