CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Freda Jean Whiteside, 77, died June 5, 2012, at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau.
Born Jan. 24, 1935, near East Prairie, to the late Raymond and Mildred Mayberry Dick, she was a 1954 graduate of Anniston High School. She was employed by Production Credit in Charleston, drove a school bus for Cape Schools for 12 years and for BART transportation for 15 years. She was a member of Red Star Baptist Church.
On March 1, 1958, at Charleston, she married J.F. Whiteside, and he survives of the home in Cape Girardeau.
Also surviving are: one son, Daniel Jay Whiteside of Cape Girardeau; one daughter-in-law, Toni Whiteside of Flowery Branch, Ga.; and one grandson, Tyson Whiteside of Cape Girardeau.
She was preceded in death by one son, James David Whiteside; and her twin brother, Shirley Dean Dick.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday. Ray Duffey of Cape Girardeau will officiate.
Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery near Charleston.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcmiklefuneralhome.com
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Memorials may be made to:
2858 Professional Court
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
St. Judes Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105-1942