“I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.”
If you were adored by Sue Carter Frey, you have heard these words cross her lips.
Our Sue departed this life peacefully on Monday, April 6th, 2020 of natural causes.
She was born September 23, 1924, the daughter of the late Alice Verna Janes and the late Judge Ellis Joseph Carter.
One of five Carter children, she was preceded in death by brothers Bomar, Sport and Robert “Top” Carter and sister Lois Clemmons.
At an early age she professed her faith in Jesus Christ and was a dedicated member of Paris First Baptist Church most of her life.
She graduated from Grove High School in 1942 where she was a standout basketball player.
During World War II, she met the love of her life John Frank “Jack” Frey. They were united in holy matrimony on February 24th 1944. Their union was blessed with two sons.
They shared more than 50 years together until Jack passed on May 19, 1994.
She spent her life serving others. She held several positions throughout her life, including the Ration Office during World War II, secretary at Lee School in Paris and in several local physician clinics.
Sue was a woman with a pure heart. She never met a stranger.
She has been described as a ray of sunshine, a fine, wonderful, great, dear, sweet, tough lady. She was always smiling and could bring a smile to anyone’s face. She had a unique gift of making every person she met feel special.
Those who loved her are at peace knowing she is in heaven and her signature giggle is bringing smiles to all.
The family will gather for a private graveside service at Oak Hill Union Church Cemetery on Thursday April 9th.
Per her wishes, her sons and grandsons Ron, Rod, Josh, Sean and Hunter Frey have the privilege of serving as her honorary pallbearers.
Arrangements are being handled by McEvoy Funeral Home.
She will forever be remembered as “Mother” by her son Ronald Carter (Alicia) Frey and “Mama” by her son Rodney Lee (Lyn) Frey, all of Paris, Tennessee.
Gramma (aka Grammy Sue) treasured each one of her grandchildren. Some of their fondest memories are her chocolate milkshakes, playing with her wigs, carpet picnics and teaching them to drive before they were teenagers. She was dearly loved by Emily (Barry) Collins of Goodlettsville, TN, Catherine Simpkins of Orlando, Florida, Josh (Kelly) Frey of Paris, Tennessee, Sean (Jennifer) Frey of Chicago, IL, Hunter Frey of Paris, TN, Kayla (Sam) Watson of Cottage Grove, TN, Jessica (Gary) Carroll and Mindy (Jeff) Jarnigan, all of Paris, TN.
She adored her great-grandchildren as well and was much loved by Ryne (Heather) Collins of North Carolina, Tyler Collins of Nashville, TN, Briley (Andrew) Holmes of Savannah, Tennessee, Carter and Clark Simpkins of Orlando, Florida, Kate and Molly Frey of Chicago IL, Cooper Williams and Creek Watson of Cottage Grove, TN, Myla Carroll of Paris, Tennessee, Blake Frey of Atwood Tennessee, Aiden and Jaxon Frey, Ethan Berry, Stormie (Matt) Daniels all of Paris, TN, Hannah Jarnigan of San Diego, CA, Kaylynn (Thomas) Thompson of South Carolina and Maci Jarnigan of Paris, TN.
Her great-great-grandchildren are Scarlett and Maddox Collins, Mack and Collins Holmes and Annie Jarnigan.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews, including Tim (Martha) Frey and Debbie (Tom) Rozumalski of Dunkirk, NY, Bill (Mary) Frey and Mike Frey of Colorado, TJ and Tyler (Morgan) Frey of Paris, TN and Molly (Miles) Anderson of Milan, TN and W.C. Hall of Houston TX.
The family respectfully asks that in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.