Gerlene Cranford Obituary, Death Cause – On the evening of Thursday, May 25, 2023, Gerlene “Jerri” Freeman Cranford passed away at Firsthealth Moore Regional Hospital. She was 69 years old. The family will have a small memorial ceremony at their home on June 3, 2023, between the hours of one and three o’clock in the afternoon. She was born on June 14, 1953 in Swain County and is the daughter of John Freeman, who lost dead, and Chloe Styles Freeman, who also passed away. Both of her parents passed away before she was born.
She was beautiful both on the outside and the inside, and she had the capacity to find a solution to any issue. She was the apple of everyone’s eye, and Tammy and Randy both assured her that she was number one. In contrast, Kim was the youngest daughter and the one who came in last. Charles Randy Cranford, her husband of 29 years, who is still a resident of the family home together with their two children,
Tammy Tompkins and Kim Lemons, both of Lakemont, and Michael and Cory Cranford, both of Gibsonville, North Carolina; step-son Tim Cranford and his wife Hillary, of Mt. Gilead; step-daughter Tonya Morris and her husband Charlie; grandchildren Patrick Norman, Paige Atkins, Jet Tompkins, Carson Lemons, Alex Lemons, Brittany Monroe, and Daniel Lemons; and step-grandchildren Samantha Deaton and Daniel Lemons. Her son Allen Norman, her parents, as well as her brothers Billy, Randall, and Stanley Freeman, all went away before she did. She is the only member of her direct family who is still alive today.