Willie Mae Frazier
went home to be with the Lord on July 1, 2014, following an extended illness. She just recently became a Centenarian, as she had just celebrated her 100th birthday. She was born Willie Mae Moultry, on June 12, 1914 in Brundidge, Ala. to the late L.K. Moultry and Beatrice Brown. She was married to the late Mitchell Frazier Senior. Their holy union produced 13 children. Originally from Alabama, they relocated to Ohio in the early 1940's. She worked as a Domestic Engineer and enjoyed cooking, nurturing her children, grandchildren, strangers and anyone else who required her assistance. She extended her love, compassion, sweet spirit and home to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. Never a stranger graced her presence. No one ever went hungry when she was present. She was infectious with an overwhelming spirit of love and affection for all. She faithfully attended Asbury A.M.E Church in Waynesburg, Ohio for seven decades. She was a faithful servant of God and loved gospel music. Her passion for tending to her garden showcased her green thumb, where many beautiful delicacies were created with her loving touch.
She stood on the firm foundation of her faith and acknowledged God as her Rock and Salvation. Her family viewed her as the rock of the family that held them all together. She touched so many lives with her tireless effort and love. She will never be forgotten but will be sorely missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her parents, L.K. Moultry and Beatrice Brown; her loving husband, Mitchell Frazier Sr. (Jan. 1978); devoted sons, James (Dec. 2003), Reverend John K. Sr. (Jan. 2013), Mitchell Jr. (Sept. 2013), Charlie (Sept. 2006); beautiful daughter, Hattie Mae Frazier Shipp (Nov. 1997); grandson, Charles (Chuck) Ellis (August 2006); brothers, Worthy Moultry, Claude Lee (Buster) Moultry and Charlie Moultry; daughter-in-law, Shirley; son-in-law, Robert Shipp; brothers-in-law, Lezone (Cora Bell), and Alto (Larcy); and sister-in-law, Deland Turner. She leaves to cherish her memory beautiful daughters, Bernice Benison (Jessie), and Alice Lucille; devoted sons, Merthy (Ora), Freddie (Marsha), Warren (Bertha) Baber, Henry, Sylvester (of the home) and Darryl, all of Canton; daughter-in-law, Reverend Kaye of Pittsburgh, Pa.; loving sisters, Rosie Newson, Lois Hutchison, Essie Lee Brooks, all of Florida, and Jessie Lee Griffin of New York; special sisters-in-law, Novella Donald and Edna Saunders of Canton; 23 grateful grandchildren she helped raise; 95 great-grandchildren; 40 great-great-grandchildren, as well as a host of other relatives and friends that loved her dearly.
The Fraziers would like to thank Dr. Teresa Wurst, Dr. Casey Perkonski, Christine OH medical student, Brandi CNP Hospice, Dr. Will White, Dan Wallace, Darryl and Scott Scarborough, Phil and Mary Graham, Bill and Janet Richardson, Asbury Chapel, Perry Local Schools and Staff, Canton City Schools and Staff, Paul and Gene Wackerly, Steve Grosfuan, Willie and Pam Davis, and Hospice Palliative Care for the exceptional care they provided to our mother and grandmother. Visiting hours will be on Monday July 7, 2014, from 10-11 a.m. Services immediately following at 11am at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 1800 East Tuscarawas Canton, OH 44707.
Rhoden Memorial Home
729 Cherry Ave N. E.
Canton, OH 44702
Rhoden Memorial Home, Inc.
729 Cherry Avenue NE Canton, OH 44702
Published in The Repository from July 5 to July 6, 2014