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Memorial created 07-17-2006 by
Delaina Waite
Christina Marie Elizabeth Freeman
December 24 1987 - February 12 2006

Christina's Obituary

 Christina Marie Elizabeth (Punkie) Freeman, age 18 of Joplin, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 2006 at Freeman Hospital West from injuries received in an automobile accident. Born December 24, 1987 in Baxter Springs, Kansas, she had lived in Joplin since 2003, moving from Carl Junction, Missouri. She was employed at Academy Sports. A member of the Joplin High School Senior Class, she played First Base on the Girls' Softball Team and wore number 24. She had also played softball at Commerce, Oklahoma, Baxter Springs, and Carl Junction. She was a member of Cardin, Oklahoma Baptist Church. Survivors include her parents Gregg and Kerry Busby-Freeman of the home; six sisters, Brandy Robinson, Megan Freeman, Tosha Freeman, Makenzie Freeman, Angie Freeman, and Ahna Webb all of Joplin; six brothers, Jake Maness of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Mike Freeman, Trevor Freeman, Devin Freeman, Dustin Freeman and Dakota Freeman, all of Joplin; a niece, Kaydence Robinson of Joplin; maternal grandmother, Christine Webb of Commerce; paternal grandmother, Patricia Freeman of Alba, Missouri; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 16, at Christ's Community Church with Reverend Duane Cox officiating. Members of the Joplin girls softball team will be seated as a group. Interment will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetary. Pallbearers will be Mark Robertson, Luke Snow, Charles Copple, Mike Freeman, Scott Brown and Joe Busby. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Joplin High School Girls Softball Team. --------------------------------------


This Poem Was Read At Christina's Services

Little Angels When God calls a child To dwell with him above, We mortals sometimes question The wisdom of His love. For no heartache compares with The death of one child Who does so much to make our world Seem wonderful and mild. Perhaps God tires of calling The aged to his fold, So He picks up a rosebud Before it can grow old. God knows how much we need them And so He takes but few, To make the land of Heaven More beautiful to view. Believing this is difficult Still somehow we must try. The saddest word mankind knows Will always be "Goodbye." So when a child departs We who are left behind Must realize that God loves children. Unknown




God sent me to a family filled with love. On my hand he placed a softball glove. I really had no desire to roam or rove. He loaned me to you for just a while. Not always so meek or mild with a little streak of wild. I will always be around somewhere way above the ground. I'm not in that little mound. When I had to go I was torn. I'd cause you all to mourn. To this world I was born. Then I heard the sound of Gabriel's horn. And I rode home on the back of a beautiful unicorn. ____________________________________________________________________________


Punkie you were a light in all of our lives, I know that we probably never told you that. I just pray that you know how much we all loved you. We still find it hard to believe that you won't just pop in sometime with that big smile and a hug for whoever is there. We will miss you and think of you always, until we are with you again. Love...Uncle Dickie



hey punkie i know you see me crying as i write this because i still dont believe you are gone, in my heart i keep a memory of you me and chris and i know your mom has that video lol i just wish you were here to put in your point of view and we can both laugh about it you dont know how bad i wish i could feel the warmth of your hug and to see you smile and i know u can see me sport that pink shirt that i wore at your funeral most of my friends say i look good in it that i sport it well theres so many things i wish we could have done before you went home, to have a conversation with you,go to one of your games,watch u cheer on your team mates to have recent pictures of us at the reunion together ty got a memorial tattoo for you on his arm its awesome im sure you think the same cuz i know you saw it i bet you were rite there as he got it as i hope you wil be there when i finally get mine for you on my back I LOVE YOU PUNKIE ALWAYS HAVE AND ALWAYS WILL ill see you when its time for me to come home so until then ill talk to ya later im not gonna say bye cuz its not bye its ill see you later love scottie...lol


Halloween was Christina's favorite holiday. She loved dressing up and taking the little ones out trick or treating..This was her last one with us. Although we know you were there in spirit..we love you baby


Kaydence and Angie they were all in pink just for you this year..we sure did miss you.


Angie played T-ball this summer. She is showing you her pink cleats, she just had to have them even though they didnt go with her shirt, she just keep saying if I wear pink shoes Tina will be able to see me play..so we bought pink and we know you were there watching her play..


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The original Freeman clan

Looked at this on the wall the other day and wanted to add it..Don't know why just seemed important..I love you


by Celine Dion

Fly, fly little wing
Fly beyond imagining
The softest cloud, the whitest dove
Upon the wind of heaven's love
Past the planets and the stars
Leave this lonely world of ours
Escape the sorrow and the pain
And fly again.

Fly, fly precious one
Your endless journey has begun
Take your gentle happiness
Far too beautiful for this
Cross over to the other shore
There is peace forevermore
But hold this memory bittersweet
Untill we meet.

Fly, fly do not fear
Don't waste a breath, don't shed a tear
Your heart is pure, your soul is free
Be on your way, don't wait for me
Above the universe you'll climb
On beyond the hands of time
The moon will rise, the sun will set
But I won't forget.

Fly, fly little wing
Fly where only angels sing
Fly away, the time is right
Go now, find the light.











Life's Tragedy

By: Fred Bosh

Life is a fragile thing, not to be taken lightly Many of us go through it with out regard for the cost. Still others just coast along only veering slightly The time we spend on this earth is only a step in time and we live in fear of the unknown end we must face. We have lost a precious part of what matters in life and we grieve for her even as time passes in this place. We will go on with the everyday trials and trades knowing she is being held in Gods good grace. Her memory will live on in the days of our lives and we will keep her forever in our hearts. She lived a life full of love from all she knew and now we send all our love with her as she parts. We will always love you Christina and we will come home to see you when our time is through. Amen.........


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