• Date Of Birth: March 11, 1931
  • Date Of Death: May 9, 2019
  • City: Charleston
  • State: South Carolina

Delores Freeman Ansley daughter of the late Elizabeth and Theodore Gamble, was born in the city Moncks Corner, Charleston, South Carolina on March 11, 1931. Delores was the third child and only daughter.

In 1936 her family moved to New York City and resided in Manhattan. Delores was raised in a Christian home and accepted church at an early age. Delores became a member of the Friendship Baptist Church under the leadership at that time of the late Reverend John I Mumford, and later under the leadership of the late Reverend Thomas Kilgore. She served on the Young People Choir as she always enjoyed singing. She married at an early age, Delores married Prince Freeman. From this union her son, Keith was born. Her beloved Prince passed away and she remained a widow for many years. She met and married James Ansley on June 5, 1982, at the Trinity Baptist Church, where they both became dedicated and devoted members. Delores loved her church and served in several ministries.

Delores was employed as a Psychiatric Social Worker, by the Department of Mental Hygiene for 25 years. Bronx Psychiatric Center, where she also functioned as a servant of God. She retired on May 1, 1986.

After her retirement in 1986, her goal was to care for children in her home. She did that for a short period of time.

In 1987, Delores felt the need to continue her service and came out of retirement to work at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as a Methadone Social Worker. Delores enjoyed her work although it was not easy encouraging patients to make a change in their life and look to the Lord. Although she battled with severe arthritis she continued to go on. Her greatest goal in life was to help others. Especially fellow employees in obtaining a college education.

Her favorite saying was “The road to education is not easy but stay with it. We will work together and don’t forget to pray.”

Delores, a dedicated wife, mother, and a true friend kept you laughing with an everlasting smile and welcoming hand to those who knew and loved her. When problems arose with her friend, she would always say “Pray child, pray and leave it with the Master.”

If she was here, she would say to everyone:
“Because I am gone
Please do not mourn
I am at peace with my God”

Delores departed from this life on May 9, 2019. She leaves to mourn her son Keith Freeman and his wife Marta Brathwaite, and granddaughter Nia Freeman, great-granddaughter Channel Freeman; stepson Kenneth, Stepdaughters Deborah and Sandra, sister-in-laws Muriel and Dorothy, nephew Theodore, and a host of other relatives and friends.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. But she is safe in Glory with Jesus. Her trials and battles are passed. She has reached that fair city at last.