Ms. Renita Tiece Freeland, age 67, departed this life on Friday, May 28, 2021, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Renita was born on June 6, 1953, in Frederick, Maryland to the late Agnes M. Freeland.
Renita grew up in Frederick County, Maryland where she received her education in the Frederick County Public School system. Following school, she went on to join the workforce being employed by Bechtel Corporation. After several years at Bechtel, she went on to work for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). Renita worked with MCPS for 32 years until she retired.
Renita was affectionately known as, “Momma”, “Nanny”, Momma Freeland”, and “Needy”. She was a phenomenal woman with a beautiful smile and distinct laugh that drew people to her. She raised her children and grandchildren to be strong, independent, and productive. Renita was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Everyone knew her home was always open to all.
Renita was an avid Dallas Cowboy football fan. She loved to cook family dinners and play cards. And she loved playing bingo! Her and Donyel had regular nights and places they went to play. They enjoyed spending mother daughter time and made a host friends during their time of playing. Renita even had a special “Bingo” bag that included all her markers and special stuff animals she would put up around her cards for “good luck”!
She leaves to cherish her precious memories, one daughter, Donyel Freeland of Germantown, Maryland, one son, Reginald Williams of Rockville, Maryland; two grandchildren, Devin and Daveisha (twins) of Germantown, Maryland; and great-grandchildren Joi, Jamison and Jordyn White (twins) of Germantown, Maryland. She will also be remembered by her special cousins, Yasmin Freeland-Jackson (Jerome), and Cindy Hill. Her special friends, Reginald “Paige” Williams and Diane Mahammit.
Ms. Freeland was preceded in death by her son, Aaron E. Freeland; brother, Phillip L. Freeland; grandmother, Marguerite Hill Sappington Freeland; three aunts, Leah F. Sappington Myers, Maxine H. Bowins, and Constance M. Hill; two uncles; Charles Sappington and David Sappington, Sr.
The family will receive friends at Mother Seton Parish (19951 Father Hurley Blvd, Germantown, MD 20874) from 10 to 11am on Tuesday June 8, 2021. Mass of Christian burial will start at 11am. Internment will follow at All Souls Cemetery (11401 Brink Rd, Germantown, MD 20876) at 1:00pm