Mark Andrew Jonathan Freeman

Thursday, June 25, 1970 - Monday, April 13, 2020

Deeply Missed by His Family and Friends

Photo of Mark Andrew Jonathan Freeman  - 1970-2020

Canton- As the warm sunlight shone down upon the mountains on Monday, April 13, 2020, Mark Andrew Jonathan Freeman, a man who was a loving husband, a wonderful daddy, and granddaddy, and a devoted brother peacefully entered into the glorious gates of Heaven.

As our hearts break for the loss of our beloved Mark, we look to our Lord and Saviour for peace and solace and we are comforted by Mark’s favorite verse in the Bible:

John 14: 1-4 (KJV)
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.”

Mark was born June 25, 1970 in Gastonia, NC and was blessed with 49 years of a happy and full life. He had resided in Haywood County most of his life and was employed in the transportation industry as a truck driver with Landair Transport of Greenville, Tennessee.

Mark was a true outdoorsman who loved his land and the mountains. He and his beloved wife Tina often went hiking together and those are wonderful memories she will hold onto forever.  Mark enjoyed fishing in his favorite mountain streams and he also raised cattle. The Freeman home was often filled with the sounds of Mark playing the drums and also with the joyous laughter of playing Nintendo Wii Games with his precious granddaughter, Abby. In the sweet words of Abby, “He loved me very much”.  Our hearts are filled with sadness as we say goodbye to Mark and we pray for love, strength, and courage to help us through each day until we are with him again in Heaven.

Preceding Mark in death was his father, James Jonathan Freeman.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 24 years, Tina Walker Freeman of Canton; his daughter, Ariel Elizabeth Freeman and Fabian Parr of Canton; his son, Christopher Andrew Freeman of Kings Mountain; a granddaughter, Abby Shannon Freeman; a brother, Terry Stephen Freeman and Kim of Marion; his step-mother, Joyce B. Freeman of Sylva; and also special friends, David and Steve Burnette of Canton.

A celebration of life service to honor and remember Mark will be held at a later date.

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

Condolences from family and friends

Our deepest sympathy to the family. Godbless you Tina
Betty jo ruff
Mark will always be remembered, by Tony as a big brother. He helped us to build our home, was always fun, and loved laughing. We will miss knowing, that one very special person in our lives, will missing from here, till the day we see him again. WE LOVE YOU "MARK".
Tony& Ginger Tilley
Sooo sorry for your loss. We loved this Sweet lovely man , Drummer, friend and son . So many precious beautiful memories of joyful times we spent together and shared! Asking God for comfort and peace in this time of your loss . Love and prayers
Ronnie and Martha Whitley
Mark was a special brother and true friend. He will be greatly missed by all . Praying for peace and comfort for your family.
David Burnette
Our prayers and love go out to all of you at this time Mark will be missed by everyone.
Lewis and Margarita Turner
Tina, I am so sad and sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Cynthia Burnette
Cynthia Burnette
Tammy I am so sorry for your loss. Mark was a very sweet and kind person I will miss seeing him
sorry tina I typed the wrong name
Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Glen and Diana Garlough
Tina I am so sorry for your loss of Mark. Mark was a great person and was truly a good employee. He was always a kind and gentle man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the babies. Linda Clark (Waterpro Supply).
Linda Clark
So sorry to hear about your loss. We will be praying for the family for peace and comfort during this time. We love you all!
Frank and Jane Wyatt
He will be truly missed. Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family.
Renee and Tim Cagle
My condolences to you and your family. You may not know me but you might know my brother Tony Metcalf or may be my mom Edna Albee. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Sherry Rider
Tina, Ariel. My heart breaks for you all! I know how much he loved his family! I am just a phone call away if either of you need to talk! Just know that one day you will see him again! Hugs and love to you all!! Many prayers and Gods blessings. ❤️
Honda Surrett Davis
Tina and family my prayers for you and your family.
Kathy S. Holmes
He will be missed by his Mother Bobbie Wilson, And his youngest brother James Freeman, Where their names are written in the Lambs book of Life!
Bobbie Wilson, And James Freeman
Dont know what to say, but I'm sorry for the family that's left behind to grieve for you. God bless all
Greg Smith
Tina, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.
Sheri Dixon Henson
Sorry for your loss may the give you comfort
Stacy rathbone