Osei-Ameyaw, Freda

Freda Osei-Ameyaw

October 31, 1952 - January 30, 2021

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven. - Matthew 5:16

Freda Osei-Ameyaw whose life we celebrate today, was placed into the nurturing and strong arms of her parents, Agnes Frimpong and Moses Asafu-Adjaye on the 31st of October 1952 in Kumasi, Asante region. Freda’s family and friends encouraged and supported her as she blossomed into a beautiful, intelligent, and strong-minded woman. She touched the hearts of many and made a lasting impression on everyone she met, to know her was to love her.

Education was her top priority, as she was a brilliant, and esteemed student revered by her teachers and classmates. She successfully completed her 4-year training college and passed her GCE. She later enrolled at Wesley College in Kumasi to pursue her studies in science education. Upon graduation, she accepted a teaching position at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Kumasi. After a few years of teaching, she received accepted into Cape Coast University in Ghana, however, she elected to join her husband, Leo Osei-Ameyaw in the United States.

She resumed her education in the U.S. and became a 1992 alumna of The University of Houston, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Following graduation, she accepted a position at Luby’s cafeteria as their assistant manager. Six months into her position she resigned due to illness, leading to a return to the field of education.
 
Affectionally known as "Maa Freda”, she was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She adored her role as the matriarch and was happiest surrounded by her family celebrating holidays, birthdays, milestones, and achievements.

Her culinary skills were unmatched, as she was frequently recruited to cook dishes for various events. She would devote her weekends to teach young wives and mothers’ ways to prepare various pastries and traditional Ghanaian food.

A faithful servant of God, Maa Freda loved to read her Bible, often praying for and with others. As a devoted Catholic, she was an active member in numerous ministries such as the Early Childhood Nursery at St. Gabriel’s in McKinney, Texas, and served as the President of St. Teresa’s women’s group within the Ghana Catholic Community.

Her laugh and smile were natural accessories that perfectly complimented her personality, and stylish clothing. Her effortless dance moves made her the life of parties, and she unselfishly brought happiness into the lives of others.

On the 30th of January 2021 God our Creator who gifted her to her family and friends called her back to His Kingdom. Freda leaves to treasure her memory her husband, Leo Osei-Ameyaw of McKinney, Texas; son, Percy Adusei-Ameyaw (daughter in-law, Ama) of San Marcos, Texas; son Francois Auguston (daughter in-law, Marshia) of McKinney, Texas; daughter, Priscilla Osei Ware (son in-law, Kenneth) of Chicago, Illinois; and son, Jason Osei-Ameyaw (daughter in-law, Estela) of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Adonis Auguston, Apollo Auguston, Chloe Adusei-Ameyaw, Nana Adwoa Osei Ware, and Maame Afia Osei Ware; brothers, Kwasi Asafu - Adjaye of Rowlett, Texas and K.O. Asafu -Adjaye of London, England; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of loving family members and loyal friends.

It would be erroneous to say that Maa Freda lost her battle because she never stopped fighting. No matter how sick she was, she was always fighting. Where anyone else would have broken, Maa Freda remained strong. Through her, we all know what resilience and perseverance truly look like. Although our hearts are broken, we give thanks to God, as we forever honor our angel in Heaven.

A "come and go" visitation will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.  Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 27, 2021 at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 1897 West Main Street in Lewisville, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park, 2525 Central Expressway North in Allen, Texas.

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Thank you for sharing your life with us Maa Freda. Your generosity to humanity was unmatchable. You shall always be remembered in our hearts till we meet again. Chiraa Gyase Abusua is grateful for your kind gesture .Nante Yie Maa Freda. Samuel Owusu Boakye, February 27, 2021 Freda love life and had a heart full of love for humanity. As an adolescent she provided help to her mom in variety of ways. Apparently she was mother's daughter and grew up to be a mother of three lovely sons. You will be missed and May the Father keep blessing you in eternity. Rest in peace. Akyeampong Boateng, February 26, 2021 To Leo, Kwasi and family, May God continue to bless you all and give you peace and strength during this time. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart”... The Watkins Family Judith/Cecil Watkins , February 25, 2021 My deepest condolences to Uncle Leo, Jason and all the family. So sorry for your loss. Aunty Freda was the sweetest person. May she Rest in Perfect Peace. Julio Julio Amorin, February 23, 2021 We are praying for your family. She raised incredible children, she must be incredibly proud. God bless. Kaeley Miller and Rob Kelso, February 14, 2021