Freddie Palmer


Freddie graduated from Brookhaven High School in 1996 with a specialization diploma in culinary arts. Freddie prided himself on being a good cook. Growing up, he was always experimenting in the kitchen, finally coming up with a household favorite of pita bread pizza (it was REALLY good). Freddie lived life to the fullest and always kept a smile on his face and laughter in his gut. Freddie hardly ever was down or sad in front of anyone. Everyone who has come in contact with Freddie knows that he was humorous, sometimes when he shouldn’t be (that’s another story), but it proved that even in the darkest times, there was some light…even if you had to create it yourself. Freddie has touched so many lives and God had created a truly wonderful being. We almost feel undeserving of him being in our lives.  Freddie loved rap music and aspired to one day record a rap song using a sample from Mahalia Jackson’s Banks of Jordan.

Freddie loved is family dearly and only wanted for them to be happy. Freddie has left a lifetime of memories and quotes. His greatest joy in his life was his daughters. Freddie leaves a lifetime of memories even for those who only had a little bit of time with him. Freddie was a strong man and endured whatever came his way with a smile and with dignity.

Freddie is preceded in death by his mother, Dortha Palmer-Trent; father, Fred Marshall Grady, daughter, Annie Lee Palmer; maternal grandparents, Betty A. and George H. Watkins, and Robert Palmer, Jr.; paternal grandparents, Fred and Ester Grady.

Survived by brothers, Fred L. Palmer, and Frederick (Pam) Pace; step brother, Chris Trent; sisters, Tanya Palmer, Tina (Zach) Hammerick, Lakishya Jackson of Huntington, West Virginia; daughters, Isreal and Jececka Palmer; step father, John Trent; Aunt Candy Tuff; fiancé, Bernice Brooks; children’s mother, Ebony Gray-Palmer; close cousin John Palmer; best friends, Curtis Johnson and Brandon; Lance Sessley, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Friday, March 5, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.

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  1. I want to extend my condolences to Fred and Tanya Palmer for the loss of Freddie a true friend he will be greatly missed. Love Robbie (The Briarwood Kids)

  2. Freddie was a ray of sunshine at work. Always smiling, always positive. My condolences to the family.

  3. Frances Neal Pegram

    To The Entire Family You Have My Deepest. So sorry for your loss. I remember when The twins were born. Dorothy Palmer and Fred Grady is good Friends to me, Fred And Tanya God Bless You Both. Frances Neal

  4. I am saddened to learn of Freddie’s passing. I hadn’t seen him in many years but we were good friends back in school. My prayers are with the family. Special prayer for Fred.

  5. Selena Mattison

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I’ve known Freddie Since elementary days. He will be truly missed

  6. November Belcher

    I met Fred & Freddie when they moved on Briarwood. We quickly became friends and have remained so ever since. Even when I moved away our crew still kept in touch with Fred, Freddie, Ryan, & Johnny visiting me on the weekends to kick it. Fred & Tanya, my heart breaks for you and please know that we are here for you in every way possible.
    November & Cliff

    • Fred and Tanya, I am so sorry for your Loss. Freddie will be missed! Praying for you!
      God Bless
      Nicci Debro

  7. Oh my ,my heart is broken I will forever love you Freddie praying for your family sending condolences may you rest easy my forever friend love you until we meet again, Shareda

  8. We know this must be a very difficult and demanding time for you all. God comfort us through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer. Our condolences.

  9. Sending my condolences & prayers to the family!

  10. Sharon D Reid-Purdie

    The family has my deepest condolences in their loss. I haven’t seen Dortha’s children or family in so long. My fondest memories of Freddie was he was always in good spirits. He was a jokester & was jolly. I know he’ll be truly missed but never forgotten.

  11. Daddy i miss u now lot and

  12. Tresa anderson

    Rip freddie..we grew up together on briarwood and had the same classes together. My heart and condolences go out to the palmer family..freddie was a awesome friend and will be missed. Fly high my friend..sleep well buddy…..tresa mays anderson.

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