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Lillian Frazier

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Lillian Frazier, 97, the widow of the late Rev. Kirklin Frazier, died Aug. 5, 2018, two days before her 98thbirthday. A funeral service was held Aug. 13 at Franklin P. Nash UMC, in Washington, D.C. The Rev. Charles Philips officiated and the Rev. Allen Stewart gave the eulogy. Bishop Forrest Stith, a longtime family friend, participated.  Interment is in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 7, 1920, in Marion, S.C., where she had her primary schooling. She graduated from Dunbar HS. In Washington, D.C., and attended Howard University, where she met her husband, who was a Boston seminarian.  

The Rev. Kirklin Frazier began serving churches in the 1940s including the Hereford Charge. He started Hughes Memorial in Washington, D.C., and served at Franklin P. Nash in the late 1950s.  He died in 1961.

Lillian Frazier worked for more than 30 years in the Civil Service Commission. She was active in the churches she attended, as a Sunday School teacher, with the Women’s Society of Christian Service, the forerunner of the UMW, as a representative to the Board of Child Care and chairing the Council of Ministries. She participated in the churches’ outreach ministries.

In her later years she was happiest as a “great mother and great grandmother,” said her son Kirklin Frazier Jr., an assistant pastor at Douglas Memorial UMC in Washington, D.C.

She is also survived by another son, Donald R. Frazier and their wives; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a niece.

Condolences may be sent to Kirklin Frazier, 5108 South Dakota Ave., N.E., Washington, DC 20017.