MISS MALIA CHANEL FREELAND, {25} formerly  of the Popular community in Longs, SC passed Monday, September 24, 2018. She was born March 07, 1993 in Philadelphia, PA to Lee Edwards and Claudette Freeland. She graduated from North Myrtle Beach High School Little River, SC in 2012. Afterwards, she attended Colorado Tech University, where she studied Early Childhood Education. 

Malia worked at Brookshire Learning Center in Lafayette, IN. She was a member of Second Baptist Church. She loved working with children and spending time with her son Mason. They loved attending Pacer’s games. 

Malia is preceded in death by two daughters, Raleigh Aiyana Marie Jordan and Saleema Ayanna Marie Jordan.

Malia is survived by her son, Mason Lee Freeland of Indiana; father, Lee Edwards and mother, Letrena of North Myrtle Beach, SC; mother, Claudette Freeland of Philadelphia, PA; sisters, Lanadra {Casper} Allison, Regine Riggins and Jami Edwards both of North Myrtle Beach, SC; brothers, Van Williams of Philadelphia, PA, Jeffery {Ashley} Riggins and Lee D. Edwards all of North Myrtle Beach, SC; special parents, Dalton and Felecia Livingston of Lafayette, IN; special brother, Darius Livingston of Lafayette, IN; her finance’, Carl Tyshun Jordan of Conway, SC; paternal grandparents, Elnora and Charles Manning; paternal grandparents, Dexter and Margaret Ford; maternal grandparent, Ardella Freeland; aunts, Amy Edwards, Amanda Upshur, Nakita Ford, Leah Jones {Kamar}, and Shaneitha Bellamy {Tim}; special aunts, Carol Vereen, Mushonda Soles and Deborah Freeland; uncle, Alexander Freeland; special uncles, Alfonso, Whitney, Chris, Larry and Lenny; Godparents, Cliff & Vera Livingston; Godsisters, Patrailla Livingston, Loraine Livingston, and Imani Bellamy; Godbrothers, Altrey Frink, Jeffery Bellamy and Lee Johnson; special aunt and mentor, Jameka Goings and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, sorrowing family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at Mt. Calvary #2 in Brooksville, SC.  Visitation will be held one {1} hour prior to Funeral Services. Arrangements are entrusted to Ocean View Funeral Home Myrtle Beach Chapel.



  • I’m so sorry to hear about Malia. She helped to care for our children when she worked at Loving Arms Childcare. I was devastated to hear the news. Please know that I will be praying for her sweet boys and family. I pray that God will wrap his arms of comfort around you all. She was so sweet and special and I know she will be missed dearly. Prayers also to their baby girl.

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