Friday, November 15, 2013

The Legacy of the late Mr. W.C. Frazier of Amite, Louisiana

Willie Charles Frazier
On Sunday, November 11, 2012, Brother Willie Charlie Frazier, affectionately known as “W.C.” passed from earth to heaven’s reward. There will be no more sorrow, pain or suffering, it was God’s will that he should go.

Bro. W.C. was born on November 10, 1920 to the late  Thomas Frazier and the late Lena Green Frazier. He was united in holy matrimony to the late Lizzie Coleman Frazier and to that union eleven children were born.

He was a hard-working man who believed in providing for his family. He labored hard and long in the vineyard of life reaping many rewards. His passion was tilling the soil and making things grow; many people knew him because of his generosity with the fruits of his labor. W.C. was employed by the Town of Amite with the City Maintenance Department for many years. He was an industrious and loyal employee until his retirement.

Bro. W.C. was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He made sure that his wife, his children and his grandchildren were provided for. He and his wife had a very special and loving relationship, in later years he served as her caregiver during her illness. His concern was always for “Lizzie”. “Big Daddy” as he was known to the grandchildren would always be there when he was needed.

Bro. W.C. devoted his life to God and became a member of Gordon Chapel Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Supt. Alexander Richardson. He served as a devoted member under the leadership of both the late Supt. Samuel Richardson and Supt. Emmitt N. Richardson, Sr. and attended services until his health no longer allowed him do so. His devotion to God and his church never wavered; he continued to do all that he could in the service of the Lord.

The late Mr. Willie Charles Frazier
He leaves to cherish his memory five sons: Emmitt (Elaine) Frazier of Roseland, LA, Earnest (Jo-Ann) Frazier,  and John H. Frazier of Amite, LA, James (Audrey) Frazier of Livermore, California, and  Rogers (Connie) Frazier of Roseland, LA; five daughters:  Lillie (Robert) Warren of San Francisco, California, Catherine  (Carl) Galmon, W. Dolores Topps, Josie Dell Frazier, and  Joann (Calvin) Winfield, all of Amite, LA; a devoted niece/daughter: Mary Smith;  thirty (30) grandchildren, thirty-seven (37) great-grandchildren and two (2) great, great-grandchildren; sister-in-law: Bertha Coleman, brother-in-law: Wade Wilson, god daughters: Ella M. Hughes, Betty Franklin   and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and  Lena Green Frazier, a devoted step-mother: Celestine Ward Frazier,  his loving and devoted wife, Lizzie Coleman Frazier, one son, Willie C. Frazier, Jr.; three sisters: Velma Coleman, Rosa Caston and Ellen Frazier, three brothers: William Frazier, Ivory Frazier and Robert Frazier;  and grand daughter, Eulandra D. Frazier.

"Gone But Not Forgotten"

Special Thanks to Jo-Ann Frazier