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Mattie Freeman died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the age of 61. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 9, at New Zion Baptist Church in McGregor. She was born May 1, 1954, in McGregor to Willie Mae Sims and Clay Berkley. She graduated from McGregor High School in 1973. She was employed by Smead Mfg. until medical retirement in 1996.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and two brothers. Survivors include her daughters Minister LaShanda White and Lesley Freeman, of Waco; son, Keith Freeman of Gatesville; sisters, Doris Hicks of McGregor, Leslie Woodson of Waco, Avonda Talley of Temple, Reeta Finley of Hallsburg and Margie Henderson and Trudie Hamilton of Waco; brothers, James Berkley of Los Angeles, Clayton Berkley and Rickey Berkley, both of Waco; and three grandchildren.