Susie Freeman Woodle, 74, Waccamaw Siouan Tribe member

Susie Freeman Woodle

WILMINGTON — Susie Freeman Woodle, 74, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at her home. She was born April 5, 1946, in Bolton.

Susie was a proud Native American Indian and a member of the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe. She was a longtime Wilmington resident and member of Sunset Park Baptist Church.

She retired from the North Carolina State Ports Authority in Wilmington. After her retirement, she worked at Wilmington Health Associates for several years. She was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 10, and later, Post 545, alongside her husband. She served on the state level of the American Legion as president of the Auxiliary Department of North Carolina from 2001 to 2002, when her husband served as department commander.

Susie was loved, admired and respected by her family, among her coworkers and her American Legion family. She was a true hostess at any function, and enjoyed meeting new people and serving when she could at any function. She never met a stranger and was a great conversationalist, always telling it how it really was. She will be missed by her family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Rossie M. Freeman; brother, James N. “Chief” Freeman; and nephew, Christopher Linwood Freeman.

She is survived by her husband, Milton Horne Woodle; mother, Mrs. Meredith Patrick Freeman of Bolton; brother, Joseph M. Freeman (Barbara Kay); sister, Milllie Freeman of Bolton; nephews, Ashley Freeman (Crystal) and Michael Freeman (Lahoma); great-nephews, Jacob, Kaiden, Sheldon and Colton; and sisters-in-law, Emily Woodle and Lillie McCormick.

The family will see friends from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, March 28, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 29, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Wilmington, led by retired U.S. Navy Capt. Randy Cash, Chaplain. Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be required.

Share online condolences with the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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