Nathaniel Leon Frasier, Jr. was born on January 22, 1945 in Cottageville, SC to the late Nathaniel Leon Frasier, Sr. and Julie Bell King Frasier. He transitioned from labor to reward on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Roper St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, SC. Celebration of Life Services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Saint Centers Ministeries. The Reverend Harrison Price will be officiating and Bishop Addison L. King, Sr. will be the Eulogist. Interment: Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Ridgeville, SC. An informal visitation will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Harold Frazier Mortuary located at 300 Francis Street, Walterboro, SC 29488.
Nathaniel joined Bethlehem Missonary Baptist Church at an early age where he served faithfully for many years as a Deacon and a member of the Combined Choir and the Male Chorus. Deacon Frasier also served under the leadership of Pastor Harrison Price, Jr. at New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Round-O, SC under watch care..
In 1973, his oldest son Derek started calling him "Nay" instead of daddy. Nathaniel wasn't having it, so he decided to confuse Derek by referring to himself as "Frasier". We think he forgot that Nathaniel was his given name, so let's talk about Frasier.
Frasier graduated in 1966 from Colleton High School. After graduation he migrated to New York, where he trained as a mechanic and retired from Trailways Bus Company. Upon returning to South Carolina, he worked with Colleton County School Bus Services, TMSI Medical Transportation and most recently the Colleton County Recycle Center. Frasier's love for music and his singing ability made him a local celebrity. He traveled throughout the lowcountry to Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York and Alabama sharing his gift and blessing to many through songs. Frasier was apart of these groups as a member and manager: the Southern Five, The Gospel Travelaires, The Revelations, Colleton County Legends and the Gospel Seekers.
Frasier met the love of his life, Mary (Dot) Holmes Frasier. They were united in Holy Matrimony on January 22, 1970. To this union, four children were born. He was preceded in death by his son, Deon Navar Frasier.
Deacon Frasier leaves to cherish memories, his soul mate of 50 years, Mary; two sons, Derek Nathaniel (Tonya), Deryl Nashon (Joycelyn) and one daughter Dana NaTai (Christopher); three sisters, Betty Fraiser Fields, who preceded him in death, Julia Frasier Ruffin of Walterboro, SC and Maryphine Frasier Millen of Orangeburg, SC; eleven grandchildren, Desha, Deonna, Derwan, Devar, Deryl Jr., Deryn, Daelyn, EMI, Dylan, Daiveon and Dakarie; two sisters- in- law, Debbie Richardson of Columbia, SC and Idell McHoney Wright of Walterboro, SC. Three brothers- in- law, Melvin Holmes (Algertha) of Haines City, Florida, Nathenial Holmes of Philadelphia, PA and Jerome Holmes (Ethel) of Walterboro, SC; a Godson, Kevin Wilson (Lena) of New York; a niece, Camille Candy Kelly-Raheem of Chicago, Illinois; his dear friends, Charlotte Davis of Yemassee, SC, Daisy Holmes of Round-O, SC and his closest friend of 49 years, Mass Wilson (Coby) both of Round-O, SC. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
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