Mary Evelyn Fredenburg, 97

Mary Evelyn Fredenburg, 97, Cadiz, died at 9:20 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, of natural causes.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at Cadiz Baptist Church with the Revs. Dan Swartz and Kyle Noffsinger officiating.

Burial was in East Cadiz Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was from 11 a.m. until the service time Monday at the church. Goodwin Funeral Home was charge of arrangements.

A native of Detroit Lakes, Minn., she was born Jan. 12, 1923, the daughter of the late David and Mary (Davies) Fredenburg.

Mary Evelyn received her education at Mars Hill College in North Carolina; Southern Baptist Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana (RN); Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and University of Minnesota (M.Ed.). In 1947 she was appointed by the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention to serve in the country of Nigeria. She served as an R.N. in Eku Baptist Hospital for 38 years and was Director of the School of Nursing for a number of years. In addition, she worked with the W.M.U. and G.A.’s for several years in various associations and co-founded Eseroghene Baptist Church. After her retirement in 1988, Mary Evelyn moved to Cadiz where she managed a Christian book store, “The Shepherd’s Shop,” for a number of years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, David Marshall Fredenburg, and her sisters, Carol Haynsworth and Mildred Wilson.

She is survived by four nieces, Susan (Bill) Ragland, Paducah, Janet (Bill) Eck, Highland, Illinois, Mary Beth (Sidney) Bell, Watkinsville, Georgia, and Debi (Michael) Kapsak, Laytonsville, Maryland; four nephews, Wayne (Janice) Wilson, New Orleans, Louisiana, Jim (Diana) Wilson, Grand Chain, Illinois, David (Samantha) Fredenburg Jr., and Dane (Ana Maria Ferraz de Campos) Fredenburg, Nigeria; a brother-in-law, Harry Haynsworth, Athens, Georgia; 13 great-nieces and nephews; and six great-great nieces and nephews.

Mev’s family in Christ included Bob and Joan Amis, Jeanne (Amis) Jorash, Jonathan Amis, Amanda (Amis) Istre, Evelyn (Amis) Trammel, Christopher Amis, and Dan and Debra Swartz.

Memorial contributions can be made to Eku Baptist Hospital & School of Nursing (Nigeria), via “Walking in Love Ministries,” P.O. Box 2249, Forney, TX 75126.

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