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Catherine Burch Frazier

December 28, 1917 ~ December 5, 2018 (age 100)

Mother Catherine Burch Frazier, 100, peacefully departed this life Wednesday December 5, 2018 in Florence County. You may visit the family at 3009 Frazier Loop, Marion.

Wake services are scheduled to be held at the Jackson & McGill Memorial Chapel Sunday December 9, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Stevenson Chapter #316 OES will be in charge of rites.

Funeral services are scheduled to be held at the St. James AME Church Monday December 10, 2018 at 12:00 Noon. She will be laid to rest in the St. James AME Church Cemetery, Ariel Crossroads.


The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27: 1-2

Another soldier has fallen on the Christian battlefield. Sister Catherine Burch Frazier was born in the St. James Community on December 28, 1917, to Preston Burch C. Burch and Minnie Davis Burch.

She received her early religious training in the home and St. James AME Church. Her formal training was received in the public schools in Marion County and the Marion High School of Marion South Carolina. She was a graduate of Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina.

She was married to the late Henry Thomas Frazier for forty six years.

For three years she taught in the elementary school in Centenary South Carolina.

She was converted at an early age and joined St. James AME Church. She served as secretary of the Sunday school and as a teacher also.

In 1942 she and her husband moved to Brooklyn New York. Her husband was stationed at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey.

Sister Frazier joined the Bridge St. A.W.M.E. Church. She served as class leader (class 45), Sunday school teacher, member of the Missionary Society, member of Prayer Band, Kemper Fidelis Club (chapter member), member of Sunday School Club and Women’s Day Captain. For reporting the largest amount of money for many years and receiving many plaques, she was affectionately known as “ Mrs. Bridge Street.”

Sister Frazier was a member of the National Council of Negro Women, life member of N.A.A.C.P., chapter member of New York, chapter member of Allen University Alumni Club where she served as secretary for twenty five years.

She retired from Bloomingdale Department Store in 1983 where she served in accounts payable and the credit office for twenty nine years.

In 1983 she returned to South Carolina and reunited with the St. James AME Church. Here she served in the Missionary Department, volunteered to take the inactive class #18, prayer meeting, teacher of Bible Class, teacher and assistant of the Adult Sunday school Class, vacation Bible School Teacher, volunteered to serve on the Finance Committee and in any other capacity where needed. 

She loved to travel and did so extensively. She will be greatly missed by her many friends, acquaintances, family members and her many god children. 

Done in sorrow, but in Victory . The Family 

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