When I've gone the last mile of the way, I will rest at the close of the day. And I know there is joy that awaits me, when I've gone the last mile of the way. With sorrow in our hearts, the Davis funeral home, 301 North Oak Street, Ocilla Georgia 31774 pause to announce the death of Mr. Willie B. (Pop) Freeman. Born August 14, 1960, in Ocilla Georgia to the late Mrs. Ida. B. Middlebrooks and Mr. Willie B. Freeman Sr. Mr. Freeman entered into eternal rest on Tuesday January 9, 2024, at Memorial hospital in Savannah Georgia. He leaves to cherish his memories, children: Antonio Martin and Rod Martin. both of Ocilla Georgia. One grandson: Antonio Martin Jr. His brother: Mr. Roger Freeman of Newton Burg Germany. Special cousins: Mr. Cleo Deberry and Mr. Jeffery Deberry of Jacksonville Florida. Three aunts: Mrs. Glenda and Mr. Willie Fred Walker of Ocilla Georgia, Mrs. Wilie Mae Anderson and Mrs. Evelyn Hams of Hattiesburg Mississippi. One uncle; Mr. Joe Middlebrooks of San Francisco, California, along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins relatives and friends. A home going celebration for Mr. Willie B. Freeman is planned for Saturday January 20th, at 4:00 p.m. from the Pleasant Grove 1st. Baptist church, 215 East 7th street, Ocilla Georgia where Rev. James Curtis serves as pastor and will deliver the eulogy. Interment will follow in the Ocilla city cemetery, 301 East Valdosta Ave. in Ocilla. Mr. Freeman will lie in state at the Davis funeral home in Ocilla, Friday morning 11:00 until 6:00 p.m. The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements.
In light of the Corona virus (Covid-19) outbreak, Davis Funeral Home of Ocilla Georgia will be taking the following steps to insure the health and well-being of our staff and our community as a whole. We have communicated with other funeral homes in our surrounding area, and have been in contact with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) for insight and guidance for conducting our day-to-day businesses. These are the recommendations that will be implemented by Davis Funeral Home: