AMORY – Ronald Coleman ""Ronnie"" Frederick, 61, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at his residence. Born Aug. 5, 1952, in Waukegan, Ill., he was the son of Marlin Coleman ""M.C."" and Opal Earlene Coker Frederick Moffett. |
He was a graduate of Smithville High School, Class of 1970. He married Gerdi Pat Koestler on Sept. 30, 1983. After working as a medical technician, Ronnie worked as a supervisor for FFM and as a line operator for Peoplelounger. He was a member and former Sunday school teacher at Bigbee Baptist Church. A hardworking, unselfish and loving father, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren; sharing his faith; fishing; cooking and grilling for family and church events; gardening; singing; and listening to Southern Gospel, the Beatles and the Eagles.
Services will be 1 p.m. today, April 5, at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Lewis Coker officiating. A private burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Gerdi Pat Frederick of Amory; daughters, Marlena Frederick (Karl Whipple) of Mendenhall and Natalie Mohler (Brandon) of Amory; grandchildren, Brooklyn and Cole Mohler and Kyland Gray; three sisters, Glenda (Bruce) Welch of Tupelo, Pam Wallace of Fulton and Peggy Moreland of Smithville; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents; father and mother-in-law, Hans and Irma Koestler; and brothers-in-law, Steve Wallace and George Moreland.
Pallbearers will be Brad Ponder, Austin Mohler, Byron Coker, Tyler James, Mike New and James Capps Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Watson and Thomas Mohler.
Memorials may be given to Bigbee Baptist Church, P.O. Box 768, Amory, MS 38821.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Apr. 5, 2014