Freda Bowman Black, 57, of Durham , passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at her home. Born in Alamance County on November 11, 1960, Ms. Black was the daughter of James Fred Bowman, who survives and the late Dr. Betty Lynch Bowman. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her brother, Dr. Zebulon L. Bowman.
In addition to her father, Ms. Black is survived by her daughters Jordan Leigh Black of Bradenton, Florida and Jeanette Bowman Black of Wilmington, North Carolina; brother Dr. Tom Bowman and his wife, Dr. Karolen Bowman of North Wilkesboro and sister Nan Bowman Wooten and her husband Steve Wooten, of Guilford County; nephews Dr. John Daniel Bowman, Dr. David Neil Bowman, Paul Thomas Bowman, Daniel Jefferson Bowman, Michael Jameson Bowman and Joshua Steven Wooten; and nieces Kathren Bowman Lundy, Maria Dee Wooten and Elizabeth Kaye Wooten.
Ms. Black graduated from Cummings High School in 1978. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University in 1982 and her law degree from Campbell University School of Law in 1985.
She began her career in 1985 as a Public Defender in Robeson County. She later moved on to Durham County as Assistant District Attorney where her practice was concentrated in prosecuting criminal cases. She continued her career in private law practice in Durham County.
In addition to her passion for practicing law, Ms. Black was a talented musician and shared her talents as organist, pianist, soloist, and church choir member in many churches throughout her life. For the past 8 years she has served as pianist for Beverly Hills United Church of Christ in Burlington, where she and much of her family have been members for many years.
A funeral service will be held Monday, August 6, 2018 at 2:00pm in First Presbyterian Church of Burlington, 508 W. Davis St., Burlington, NC. Officiating will be Dr. Ron Shive and Rev. Phil Bowers. The family will receive friends in the church boardroom at 1:00pm preceding the service. Burial will follow the service in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Music Memorial Fund of First Presbyterian Church of Burlington, 508 W. Davis St. Burlington, NC 27215.