Freddie Lamar Cummings, 1-19-1949 – 7-4-2019. He is survived by his wife Melanie, Son Randall Gooden, daughter Brenda Cummings, Step sons Tony Coker and Jason Coker, Grandson Solomon Coker, Brother Ken Cummings, Sisters Ellen Biggs and Robin Miller, and numerous nieces and nephews. After his tour of duty in Vietnam, he returned to work at Bell South where he worked thirty years and retired. He was a beloved husband and father. He was an eminent tinkerer and fixer of things. He was a friend to all he met, and will be dearly missed. A memorial service will be held at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville GA 30046, on Saturday, July 13, at 3pm.  The family will receive friends and guests beginning at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either Disabled American Veterans or Folds of Honor.

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  1. So Sorry Brenda about your Daddy, he was one of the Best Men I know Praying for you and the Rest of The Family!!

  2. We will all miss you terribly. Rest in peace til we see you again my sweet funny cousin.

  3. To one of the “bestest buddies” a girl could ever have. He was my rock during a tough time in my life and a true friend from then on. Even though we didn’t see each other or talk everyday, I knew that I could count on my “Freedie”! Truly one of a kind! Rest in peace my friend!

  4. I was a high school classmate. I remember Freddie as a quiet guy, not very talkative. I did not know he went to Vietnam but now I thank him for his service. My prayers are for his family now. RIP dear brother………….

  5. I am greatly saddened to hear of Freddie’s passing. We worked together for many years at BellSouth. He was a great associate and friend. I know he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to Melanie and family.

  6. I too am saddened to hear of Freddie’s passing. My prayers are for Freddie’s family during this difficult time. I worked with Freddie at BellSouth. He was a very kind, calm, compassionate man. May he rest in peace.

  7. So sorry to hear of Freddie’s passing. He was a good friend and working compadre at BellSouth. We had many good times even though our work was stressful. I especially remember our swamp trips in the Okefenokee. It was great fun becoming “Swamp Wise”. It is nice to know that we remember the good times more than the bad as we pass through this life. God be with you my friend and your family. You will be severely missed by your family and your friends.

  8. I was very saddened to hear the news of Freddie’s passing. I first met Freddie back in the late 80’s when I transferred to Atlanta Southern Bell Headquarters. He quickly became a friend and a friendship that continued throughout the Southern Bell years and into the BellSouth years. My thoughts and prayers go out to all family and friends of Freddie. Rest in peace, Freddie. You will be truly missed by all.

  9. Good Son, Good Brother, Good Husband, Good Father, Good Sailor, Good American, Good Co-Worker, Good Technician, Good Mechanic, All Around Good Man!


    Freddie will forever be with me in heart and mind, I will surely miss him.

  10. so sorry to hear about freddy. met him on board the uss semmes and became good friends.after navy time we became facebook friends.he was also on my email list that i tried to send a joke a day to in peace my brother

  11. My condolences to Freddie’s family. Good memories of Freddie at BellSouth and on our swamp trips to the Okefenokee. Rest in peace.

  12. Freddie was his adult name. Lamar was what he was called growing at home. We fought like cats and dogs as kids but were a tight knit family. Could always count on each other . Our parents worked crazy hours so we often had . Lamar and Ken (adult name Larry) taught me to drive, beat up the neighbor bully when needed, protected bully from thunder storms, drove me to my baptismal and stayed for support. How many teenagers do that today? I was lucky growing up to have them. My son was known as Lamar’s “clone” and he often called his Uncle Lamar for support. I miss you brother. You are now at peace. It’s been a rough few past years. Thank God for Melanie. Not everyone is lucky enough to find their soul mate, but you two did. Peace to you and much love

  13. Sorry that I never got to meet or know Mr. Cummings. But I know his daughter, Brenda, and she is amazing. I have a feeling they are a lot alike. Love and condolences to his family and friends. Dianne and Danny Flynn and family; Granddaddy- Jack Fountain; and Frank and Kay Torano and family

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