Judi Freed


Graveside services for 74-year old Judith “Judi” Freed of Chadron, NE, are Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at 10:00 at Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.

Donations may be sent to in care of Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

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Judith “Judi” Elaine Freed was born September 11, 1948 in Dalton, GA, the second child of Marion Billy and June Delores (McCandless) Bramblett with six more siblings following soon after. She passed away Thursday, August 24, 2023, at the Hemingford Community Center in Hemingford, NE 

Judi lived on Slim Buttes Road near Chadron with her husband John for many years until his passing in 2008. She had lived at the Hemingford Community Center for the last several years. 

Judi had a heart of gold. During her husband’s illness, she would drive him to and from his many doctors appointments. She helped him with his chemotherapy treatments.

On his good days, they might decide to go for a ride, just to take a look at the countryside and see if anything had changed from the week before. While on that drive, if they were close to Prairie Winds Casino (so much better), they would stop to have a bite of lunch and maybe even win a little on the way. 

Judi enjoyed reading, watching TV, and stargazing but most of all she adored her two cats, Blackie and Smokey. After John’s passing, they helped her through the grieving process. 

Judi was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John Henry Freed; daughter Shellie Jave Poteet; sisters Faye Corn, Marsha Babb; brothers Jamie Bramblett, Bruce Bramblett, Bobby Bramblett, and Billy Bramblett. 

Judi is survived by her son Phillip Jade Poteet and his children of Pleasant Grove, GA; Stepsons Christophe J and Phillipe Freed, both from San Diego, CA; Sister Cindy Sayer Boland of Blue Ridge, GA; and many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Chamberlain Chapel is in charge of arrangements for Judi Freed.