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January 26, 1944 ~ September 23, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
Alice Mooney Freeland entered into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on
September 23, 2023 after a lengthy illness at home, surrounded by family. She was born to
Andrew Latta Mooney and Edith Birtchett (Boling) on January 26, 1944 in Portsmouth VA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-dad Jessie Boling, her loving husband of 47
years Louis Green Freeland, Jr., and her brother Andrew (Andy) Mooney, Jr. (Alice Smith)
She is survived by her sons Larry (Vickie) Freeland and Dennis Freeland as well as her loving
nephews and nieces; Preston Mooney, Vickie Mooney Holleman (Mike), Jeff Mooney (Claudia)
and Jennifer Freeland, several great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews,
special cousin Deborah Crane Fortunato, special friends Virginia Tysinger and Marilyn Staples
and her four-legged little girl Jo. Alice and her family wish to thank Duke Home Care and
Hospice for their care, especially her Nurse Bobby Bell and Nurse’s aide Aleah who not only
assisted in her care during her last days but also helped the family go through this process.
When she and Louis got married, they lived in Goldsboro for a while; returned to Chapel Hill
area and she kept children in her home. She was a long-time member of North Chapel Hill
Baptist Church (formerly McDuffie Baptist) in Chapel Hill where she served as a Sunday School
teacher, Deacon, church secretary and treasurer. She was one of the regular chaperones for
the annual trip with the teenagers to Camp Caswell; she washed skunk spray off kids at camp
with tomato juice, played games and cards “into the wee hours,” drove the children to and
from camp and was an instigator for many pranks.
She was one of the founding members of the New Hope Improvement Association on Whitfield
Road in Chapel Hill and an active member, and served as Chief of the Rescue Squad. She was as
a poll worker and the Chief Judge of Elections of the Patterson Precinct in Chapel Hill on
She and her husband Louis owned and operated The Underground Connection Restaurant in
the Durham Herald Building in downtown Durham. When the Herald moved out on Pickett
Road the restaurant moved with them. They opened a second restaurant in East Town in
Chapel Hill in one of the Blue Cross Blue Shield buildings called LLAD’s (Louis, Larry, Alice, and
Dennis). After retiring from the food service industry Alice began a bookkeeping business and she and
Louis cleaned houses, as long as their health allowed.
Alice wanted to be quoted, “we had a good life, got screwed a couple of times, but we made it.
I loved my Lord, Louis, my children, my family and my friends.”
A Memorial Service will be held at North Chapel Hill Baptist Church, 7707 NC 86 South, Chapel
Hill, on Saturday September 30,2023 at 1:00 with visitation with family to follow in the church
fellowship hall. It will be a service of the celebration of her life, her service in our community
and the love of family and friends.