Jimmie Fay Frazier of Arlington, Texas, completed her earthly mission April 19, 2012. She was 87.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis Drive, Arlington. Memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 23, at North Davis Church of Christ, 1601 N. Davis Drive, Arlington, with graveside service at Brandon Cemetery in Hillsboro, Texas.
Jimmie was born July 4, 1924, in Waco, Texas, to James Clarence and Elizabeth Fay Rogers. It snowed in Waco that day, which set the stage for an unusual and productive life. She grew up in Big Spring, Texas, when her father was transferred as a machinist with the Texas and Pacific Railway. She grew up in the Great Depression and was part of the â€śGreatest Generation.â€ť A nurse during World War II, she graduated from the Baylor School of Nursing with a bachelor of science in nursing in 1945.
That same year, she married her childhood friend, Bruce Frazier. She had four daughters and seven sons. True to the calling of the times, she watched a son, a daughter and two grandsons serve in the military. She witnessed the moon landing, the introduction of mobile phones and the Internet. She lived the last 35 years of her life in Arlington.
Beautiful flowers graced the pathway of Jimmieâ€™s life. Her interest in gardening and horticulture blessed many people with the joy of dazzling blossoms, many nursed in the fickle climate of West Texas. She served as a national flower show judge and won numerous blue ribbons in competition. She also was an excellent seamstress, sewing for her children and grandchildren.
One of her greatest accomplishments was successfully raising 10 children who all continue to love and enjoy each other. Her favorite activity was listening to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren laughing and telling stories. Jimmie attended North Davis Church of Christ, leaving a godly example that will extend for generations to come. (For a complete description, see Proverbs 31:10-31.)
She was preceded in heaven by her parents, James Clarence and Fay Shaw Rogers; her husband, James Bruce Frazier; daughter, Penny Frazier Morrell; an infant daughter; and two sisters, Winnie Cagle and Rebecca Hudson.
She is survived by a sister and her husband, Pat and Jimmy Anderson; brother-in-law, Howard Cagle; and nine children and their spouses: Jim and Linda Frazier of Arlington, Mack and Marilee Frazier of Tarpley, Beth and Steve Eckersley of Arlington, Edward and Gloria Frazier of Arlington, Robert and Karen Frazier of Abilene, Bennett and Lois Frazier of Southlake, Tim and Dana Frazier of The Woodlands, Jennifer and Alan Cochrum of Arlington, and Donald and Susan Frazier of Abilene. She is survived by 32 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Memorials: Hearts and Hands, North Davis Church of Christ, 1601 N. Davis Drive, Arlington, Texas 76012.