Freida Viola (Elder) Black(1941 - 2013)

BELMONT - Freida Viola Elder Black, 72, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013.

She was born Feb. 12, 1941, in Wayne County, Mo., to the late Lloyd and Pauline Marler Elder.

Freida is survived by her husband of 54 years, Dennis Black of Belmont; three children, Dennis Robert Black Jr. and wife, Pam, of Ohio, Tammy Harris and husband, David, of Dallas, Lavonda Pearson and husband, Dwayne, of Shelby; four grandchildren, Justin May, Timothy Harris, Jonathon Harris and A.J. Roberts; one great-grandchild, Adam Carter Harris; brothers, Jerry Elder of Rochelle, Ill., and Kemmy Elder of Poplar Bluff, Mo.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Rocky Pearson; and sister, Doris Gordon.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 19 at Carothers Funeral Home, 412 S. Main St., Stanley. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Gardens in Mount Holly.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at

Carothers Funeral Home is serving the Black family.

Funeral Home

Carothers Funeral Home
412 South Main Street Stanley, NC 281642015
(704) 263-2631

Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 17, 2013