Austin B. Frazier


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FRAZIER AUSTIN BETTS FRAZIER Our son, Austin Betts Frazier, died Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at his grandparents'' home in Harrisonburg, VA. He succumbed to a quiet, insidious disease: Bi-Polar disorder. Austin suffered valiantly from the ravages of this physically transparent illness since early...

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Oh Dolly....I remember Austin so well..that funny silly high energy boy! that beautiful funny guy. I remember...may he be forever blessed with the peace he sought here but could not find...This weekend is Mother's Day. I will be thinking of you....and my boy Jesse, as well...who has also left us, for now.They just could not stay in those broken bodies...they tried for so long.. Such a hard hard time...but they just had to was just too much to bear..we must make every effort to stay...

Having never met Austin,I was deeply moved by the tribute written for him. Bipolar-Disorder is no stranger to me. First, my sincere condolences that his earthy presence no longer resides with you in this life. It's a lifelong curse: one doesn't necessarily want to die, yet life becomes so unbearable. Thank you for shining a light into the dark and lonely world that can only be truly understood by those whom experience it personally, or closely with a loved one. Mental illness is...

To the Frazier Family and Austin's Friends:

I to received a call from my Mother to tell me about this write up in the Winchester Star about a young man with Bipolar disorder. What a special young man he must have been. I know that you will miss him terribly, but know his death was totally out of his control. We never know what God has in store for us but obviously God had a job that He only trusted Austin to do, and I'm sure Austin will do it well. Know that Austin will always...

What a wonderful tribute to your son. Thank you for your honesty - it is important that mental illness is understood to be a disease that is sometimes manageable, sometimes curable, and sometimes not. I lost my 17 year old daughter to depression 16 months ago. As much as I miss her, I know she is no longer in pain and has returned to that happy child she was before her disease. Prayers and blessing to you and your family as you continue your journey without Austin.

I did not know Austin or his family. But I found myself weeping as I read this notice. May God hold all of you in the palm of his hand and give you strenth to carry on. Austin is free now and happy.

Dear Frazier Family,

I was a dorm parent at St. Anne's when Austin attended school there. I just heard of his passing and wanted to send my sincere apologies for your loss. I shared many spirited conversations with Austin and have many fond memories of him. I wish you all the best during this very difficult time.

Dear Dolly, Bibb, Janie and Cy,
We were deeply touched by your beautiful tribute to your beloved son. Please know that you, Austin and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

We have been saddened by the news of Austin's death, moved by your tribute to him, and touched by your transparent expression of grief. May you experience the comfort of Christ in the coming days and months. We will be praying for just that.

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.