A Witness to the Resurrection in loving memory of Mrs. Mary Helen Freeman Cummins, age 82, of Inverness, Florida, will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness with Pastor Craig S. Davies officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, Florida. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.Hooper
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Mrs. Cummins was born February 5, 1930, in Daleville, AL, daughter of the late Thomas and Julia (Peacock) Freeman Sr. She died April 8, 2012, in Inverness, FL. She attended the University of Indiana, the Graduate School of Savings and Loan Development and the University of Georgia. She worked as a Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Citrus County, retiring in 1990 after 27 years of service.
She was the President of Altrusa and in 1986 was given the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce Annual Distinguished Citizen Award. Mrs. Cummins was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Elks Lodge No. 2522, Inverness and a member and former treasurer of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and reading.
Survivors include daughter, Julia (James L. Jr.) Green of Inverness, FL; son, the Rev. M. Stephen (Kay) Keeler of Beaufort, SC; brother, Henry Baker (Nan) Freeman of New Smyrna, FL; sister, Patricia Freeman (Max) Davis of Inverness, FL; six grandchildren, Lillian (Steve) Aldred, Liesle Spratling, Laura (Shay) Dineen, Sam (Weslie) Keeler, James Lamar Green III and Mary Jane Green; five great-grandchildren, Jaxon, Miles, Braydon, Keeler and Leila; and many loved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Mrs. Cummins leaves behind a legacy of love and Christian values and service.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Apr. 10, 2012