Frederick Douglas Dees Sr.

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If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, we would walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again. Mr. Frederick Douglas Dees Sr. peacefully departed this life on Saturday, July 29,2017 at his home at the age of 92. His final days were spent surrounded by family that he loved and that he touched in some way during his lifetime. Whether it was through his deep firm voice of talking or singing to you, we know it helped us along the way. Today we rejoice in knowing that he has passed the barrier of time as we know it and is forever at home with Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The beginning of his life started March 6, 1925 in Coy, Alabama. He was a twin child, ( with his twin sister) of fourteen born the union of the late Robert Dees and Allene Spencer-Dees. He was educated at Coy Public School. He accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior in the tender years of his youth. He was a member of Tate Chapel AME Church, Coy, Alabama. Once he relocated to New Orleans, LA he was a member of St. James AME Church, where he sang in the choir. Later he became a member of Ray Avenue AME Church. He entered the military (ARMY) on October 9, 1943. He received 100% Honorable Discharge as a World War II Veteran on May 1, 1946. He made it well known that he was a World War II Veteran until his death. He often said, "I am a Government man". Because of his love for cooking, he became a Chef. He first worked at A&G Cafeteria, Martin Brothers Restaurant and lastly was a Chef at Commander's Palace. He was also a Chef at home. He loved to cook and loved to feed you. In additions to cooking, some of his other hobbies included: hunting, fishing and the horses. He was a lifelong member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He married Thelma Dees whom he met at Martin Brother's Restaurant. To this union, seven children were born, five girls and two boys. He was a devoted husband, a loving father and a loving grandfather and great grandfather. He raised his family in a Christian home and taught them to Love and Fear the Lord. He gave his family the best he could in spiritual and material comfort. He leaves to cherish his memories: his devoted wife Thelma Dees, daughters Freddie Moses(Arthur/"Moses"), Patricia Lee, Gail Dees, Bonnie Cordier(Carl/"Peanut"), La Keysha Lane(Joseph/"Joe"), two sons, Frederick Dees Jr.(Catherine) and Robert Dees(the late Stephanie), his twin sister Freddie Charley, his brother Martin Dees, 18 grandchildren, Robert Dees Jr., Candace Dees, Demetria Dees, Frederick Dees III, Cena Fizer, Orlando Lee, Shante' Moses, Kiante' Moses, Phil Dees Jr., Alexus Dees, Markel Rogers, Colby Cordier, Blake Cordier, JaNai Lane, London Lane, Porcha' Lane, Trina' Lane, JoNa' Lane, 13 great grandchildren , former in-laws, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sisters: Ruth, Deborah, Helen, Georgia and Allene, his brothers: Alfonso, Sylvester, James, Ingraham, Rueben and Robert Jr. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Service at D.W. Rhodes Chapel, 3933 Washington Ave. on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11:00 am. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am. Interment: Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the guestbook.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Aug. 8 to Aug. 11, 2017
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