Mr. Gerald Frederick “Fred” Cummings, age 79, of 815 West Third Street, Pembroke, NC was born August 2, 1942 to the late Tommie and Lillie L. Cummings, and departed this life to go home to live with his Lord and Savior on January 21, 2022 at his home surrounded by his
Mr. Fred was a long-time faithful member of Harpers Ferry Baptist Church and loved serving there and helping the widows and sick as much as he was able. He along with his wife loved sharing the bountiful blessings of vegetables from their garden each summer with the sick and widows from their church and community. He enjoyed working in his garden and yards and anyone who knew him and ever saw his garden and yards, it was very apparent the pride he had in taking care of them. He was also known as the “collard man” and for numerous years, until his sickness, he and his wife cut collards and bagged them and sold to hundreds of people all over the county and beyond as well as giving many bags to the sick and shut-in and widows.
Mr. Fred worked at Johns Manville in Maxton, NC for several years until his retirement in 1997.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommie and Lillie L. Cummings; three sisters—Moncille Marson, Cammie Tarkenton and Wardie Mae Oxendine; five brothers —James D. Cummings, Joseph Earl Cummings, John Archie Cummings, Jerry Cummings, and Tommie Coleman Cummings, Jr.
He leaves to cherish his memories—his loving and faithful wife, Voncile Cummings of the home; one son— Steven Fredrick Cummings (wife-Darlene) of Laurinburg, NC; one daughter, Kimberly Kay Cummings (of the home); three granddaughters—Keya Cummings (of the home), Ericka Kay Freeman (husband-Jefferey) of Orrum, NC , Holly Pilson (husband Rodney) of Clemmons, NC; two grandsons—Tyler Fredrick Cummings of Shannon, NC and Steven Cameron Cummings of Augusta, GA; four great-grandchildren—Kaden Bryant, Ayden Cummings and Silas and Quinn Pilson and a host of relatives and wonderful friends.
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