Freddie Mae Fadely Frazier, 90, of Bridgewater, Va., passed away Friday, January 10, 2020, at the Bridgewater Retirement Home. Freddie was born in Edinburg, Va. on May 24, 1929, and was the daughter of Julia Heishman Fadely and John Richard Fadely. She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Forrest Livingston Frazier; and her five children, Daniel Livingston Frazier (Holly) of Lynchburg, Va., Timothy Conrad Frazier (Tracey) of East Hampton, N.Y., Rebecca Frazier McGough (Tom) of Pittsburgh, Pa., Forrest Kevin Frazier of McGaheysville, Va., and Andrew Kellam Frazier of Brooklyn, N.Y. Her grandchildren include Forrest Livingston Frazier II (Annie), Alston Frazier Calabrese (Tony), Emily Ann McGough, Water Thomas McGough III (Annie), McKenzie Jennifer Frazier, and Grace Conrad Frazier. She was blessed with five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Dot Fadely. Freddie was preceded in death by her brothers, Richard Donald Fadely and Boyd Wayne Fadely; sister-in-law, Nancy Fadley; daughter-in-law, Catherine King Frazier; and grandson, Charles Conrad Frazier. In 1951, Freddie graduated from the Winchester Memorial Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse. That same year she married Forrest "Bud" Frazier, a public school educator, and they began their life journey, moving around Virginia as Bud furthered his career. Her primary focus was on raising her five children but she also found ways to use her nursing skills, sometimes working in doctors' offices and hospitals and volunteering extensively in free clinics and for the American Red Cross. Freddie also made many wonderful friends everywhere they lived, Alexandria, Harrisonburg, Cape Charles, Culpepper, Martinsville, Bedford, Bridgewater, and Suffolk. She was also always active in her local United Methodist Church, and she enjoyed her favorite pastimes of bridge and traveling. A memorial service will be held at the Bridgewater United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 19, 2020, and will be followed by a private burial. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing at Shenandoah University, 1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA 22601 or the Charter House School at 508 Picadilly Street, Edinburg, VA 22824. Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater, Va., is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.johnsonfs.com.
To plant a tree in memory of Freddie Frazier as a living tribute, please visit Tribute Store.