HAVELOCK - Rev. Dr. Laura Velma Smith Frazier, 83, of 265 Frazier Town Road, Havelock died Wednesday Jan. 9, 2012 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.
She was ordained in 1984 and was the founder and pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in the Craven Corner Community of Havelock.
Her funeral service will be noon Monday at Craven Corner M. B. Church with the Rev. Bakari D. Johnson and Rev. Johnnie R. Smith officiating. Entombment follows at New Hope Church Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, James K. Frazier of the home; eight sons, Larry Frazier of Tulsa, Okla., King James Frazier, Barry Frazier and Jason Frazier all of Havelock, Quincy Frazier of Red Bank, N.J., Marvin Frazier of Havelock, Paul Frazier of Fredericksburg, Va., Carl Frazier of Orlando, Fla.; four daughters, Aretha Gray of Greenville, Vanessa Bell of Charlotte, Mona Fuller of Dover, Del. and Valvetta Hall of Havelock; 65 grandchildren, 85 great grandchildren and a host of great great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Oscar's Mortuary Sunday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and other times at the residence.
Online condolences may be placed at oscarsmortuary.com.