Janet Lee Freeman, age 64, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away Saturday morning, December 17, 2022, at the Park West Medical Center in Knoxville.

She was born on October 13, 1958, to the late John Paul Freeman and Pauline (Walden) Freeman in Middlesboro, Kentucky.

She was the granddaughter of the late Charles Seth and Pernie (Nunnally)Freeman and Lewis David Walden and Ella (Campbell) Walden.

Janet was a 1976 graduate of Norwood High School in Norwood, Ohio.  She was also a graduate of University of Cincinnati.  She was an honorary Kentucky Colonel.  Additionally, she was known as the family historian.  Janet became a Christian at the age of 10 and had attended both the Baptist and the Church of God throughout her life.

She was a published author whose nom de plume – or pen name – was J. Sadie Gray.  She had a weekly radio show for several years, The J. Sadie Variety Show.  In addition to other works, she was the author of children’s books.
Janet was a retired radiological technologist who saw her job as a mission; her favorite role was providing remote medical services.

In addition to her parents and grandparents, she is preceded in death by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She is survived by her sister, Judy Lynn Freeman, of Knoxville; numerous cousins who loved her dearly; and a host of friends, neighbors, and other relatives to mourn her passing.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Cox & Son Funeral Home Chapel.

The funeral will follow on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at the Cox & Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gregory Baird officiating.

Interment will immediately follow the funeral service in the Baird Cemetery in Elk Valley.

Cox &Son Funeral Home of Jellico is in charge of all arrangements.

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