Jilma V. Freeman


Jilma Virginia Solis Freeman died on Sunday, February 6, in Falmouth. She was born on April 30, 1918, the fourth of four children born to Dr. General Rufino Solis and Dona Rafaela DeCordova Solis in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Central America.

She grew up in Honduras and married Cedric William Freeman in 1943. They lived in Honduras and then moved to the U.S., living in Natick, Mass., Old Saybrook, Conn., and Morristown, N.J. She and Cedric had four children. She was a homemaker and later entered the work force. Her work experience included M. Epstein’s and Pfizer.

She spent most of her adult life in the Morristown area and loved being near her grandchildren and children, most of whom lived in the northern New Jersey area. She was predeceased by her daughter Janet Lorraine Houghton and her husband, Cedric. She is survived by two sons, Anthony Cedric Freeman of Key West, Fla., and Peter B. Freeman of Stanhope, and a daughter, Fala Jane Freeman, of Vineyard Haven. She leaves a granddaughter, Claudia Marie Nelson, and three grandsons, Tristan W. Grew, Peter B. Houghton and William Houghton. She also leaves several nieces and nephews in Honduras, and nephew Edgardo Solis Madrid of Hackettstown. A Mass will be held for her on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 2 pm at Assumption Church in Morristown, New Jersey.