Solomon Freelon, Jr.February 19, 1951 ~ March 10, 2021 (age 70)
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.
1 Thessolonians 4:16 KJV
Solomon Freelon, Jr., was born on February 19, 1951 into a loving family led by Solomon Freelon, Sr. and Lucille Freelon in Monroe, Louisiana. He was the second oldest of five children (Girthia, Joseph, Norman, and Roy).
At the time of his death he fellowshipped at Macedonia Seventh Day Adventist Church in Monroe, LA where Pastor Anthony Smith presides.
Solomon Jr. attended Little Flower Academy and then Carroll High School where he was a basketball player and a celebrated high school football player. Upon high school graduation, he attended Grambling State University majoring in Accounting. After college, Solomon, Jr. entered the NFL being drafted by the Houston Oilers and playing from 1972 to 1976. Throughout the years, Solomon, Jr. traveled and lived in the U.S. and abroad. Solomon also attended Texas Southern University in Houston pursuing a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a Special Certification in Spanish.
Throughout his life he capitalized on his various talents and shared these gifts with the world. He was a motivational speaker, a high school Spanish teacher, an entrepreneur and the owner of SF Tailors, Custom Tailoring and Alterations. A man of many talents, he re-dedicated himself to mastering the trumpet. Solomon Jr. devoted himself to music and ministry. Over the years, he traveled to many churches across the South to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through his horn. Through ministry, music, football, and his gregarious personality, Solomon Jr. amassed many friends and acquaintances from all walks of life. He was always comfortable meeting and making friends.
On Wednesday, March 10, Solomon, Jr. departed this earth. He is now at rest with both parents and his older sister. He is survived by his wife, Bessie Dawson Freelon; his brothers, Joseph, Norman, and Roy; and his two sons, Byron and Jonathan as well as his nieces, nephews, and step-children.