Rachel Dawn Freeman, was born April 13, 2002 in Edmond, OK to Michael & Jody (Dushaw) Freeman, and passed away February 3, 2020 at the age of 17.
Rachel was called to salvation in December, 2009, and was baptized a few months later. She was a member of Graceway Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, OK.
Rachel began her education by being home-schooled. As a freshman she attended Community Christian School in Norman, OK, and transferred to Moore High School as a sophomore. Rachel loved life and loved people. She thrived on connecting with others. She always had a smile and was always encouraging others. She was very athletic. For several years she studied Tae Kwon Do, and competed on the tournament team of KICS Karate Academy. She won at least one trophy at almost every tournament in which she competed, and a couple years was ranked as one of the top three competitors in the state in her division. She worked hard and eventually earned her 2nd-degree Brown Belt.
While learning Tae Kwon Do, she developed a love for running, that she pursued the rest of her life. She routinely ran 5K races and ran on the Cross Country team while at both Community Christian School and Moore High School. She was focused , determined, and couldn’t be held down. When she was recovering from a stress fracture, which required wearing a boot and allowing her leg to heal, she would sometimes sneak off and go for a jog, leaving her boot behind! She had signed a Letter of Intent to attend Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR, on an athletic and academic scholarship. She was looking forward to running on the Cross Country team there.
Visitation will be held from 6-9pm, Monday, February 10th at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home, 120 S. Broadway, Moore. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at First Moore Baptist Church, located at 301 NE 27th Street, in Moore, OK, with interment to follow at the Moore Cemetery, Moore, OK. Services are in care of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel, in Moore, OK.
Rachel is survived by her parents Michael and Jody Freeman of Moore, OK, brother Daniel Freeman of Moore, paternal grandmother Carol Freeman of Bridgeport, IL, and maternal grandfather Dennis Dushaw Sr. of Lincoln, NE. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather LeRoy Freeman of Bridgeport, IL, and maternal grandmother Barbara Dushaw of Lincoln, NE.
Rachel is also survived by her Uncle Chip and Aunt Holly Romjue of Lincoln NE, and cousin Trevor, his wife Amanda, and child Gunner, and cousins Madison and Brooke Romjue; her Uncle Dennis Dushaw Jr. of North Platte, NE; her Uncle Tim and Aunt Tiina Freeman of Edmonds, WA, and cousins Tiia and Tanelli Freeman; her Aunt Lorre Freeman of Moore, OK, cousin Brittany Freeman and her children Liam, Vera, Benjamin, and Theodore and cousins, Heaven, Randy and Lance; her Uncle David and Aunt Samantha Freeman of Evansville, IN, and cousins Ashlyn and Landon Freeman; her Uncle Buck and Aunt Shannon Weiss of Hixson, TN and cousins Kenley, Whitley, and Wilder Weiss.
Rachel loved children, and working with children. Therefore, the family is asking that in lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory be made to the Hope Pregnancy Center of South OKC, 1624 SW 82nd, Oklahoma City, OK, 73159, or online (select the Hope Center and "Memorial Gift") at: https://www.obhc.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/honor-memorial/
Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel, Moore, OK.
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