Funeral Services Set for Joe Freelon, Maywood’s First Black Mayor

Sunday, November 20, 2016 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews Funeral arrangements have been made for Joseph W. Freelon, Maywood’s first African American mayor, who died Nov. 18 from natural causes. A public viewing will take place on Friday, Nov. 25, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Second Baptist Church in Maywood, 436 S. 13th Ave. The funeral will take place at Second Baptist on … Continue reading Funeral Services Set for Joe Freelon, Maywood’s First Black Mayor

Joe Freelon, Maywood’s First Black Mayor, Dies

Joseph Freelon, Maywood’s first African-American mayor, looks over a model of the Maywood police station in an article published in the Suburban Trib in 1983. Continue reading it after below the story. || Below, Freelon during an event in 2014. || File Friday, November 18, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Joseph W. Freelon, Maywood’s first African American mayor, died today from natural causes, … Continue reading Joe Freelon, Maywood’s First Black Mayor, Dies