Johns-Ridout's Funeral Parlors

2116 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL


Nell Fowler Frederick

May 15, 1923March 18, 2020

Nell Fowler Frederick went to be with her Lord the morning of Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the age of 96.

A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Nell was born May 15, 1923, in Fayette County, AL. She was the sixth child of the late LA and Zella Fowler. She was married to her childhood sweetheart, the late Howard Frederick, in California where she had traveled to be with him during the latter stages of World War II. At the conclusion of the war and Howard’s discharge from the US Army, they came back to Alabama to make their home in Birmingham.

At the time of her retirement, Nell had served for many years as a Senior Administrative Assistant in the Administrative Services Department of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She loved her flowers and the many birds they attracted to her well kept yard, as well as her long time canine companion Coco.

Nell is survived by her son Richard, his wife Cory and her grandson Jack; her son Jay; her brothers John and Joe, their wives, and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be remembered by all as a loving and spirited wife, mother, nana, sister, aunt and friend.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 6:00 pm Thursday, March 19, at Johns-Ridout Funeral Parlor, 2116 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL and interment will take place at 11:00 am Friday, March 20 at Shady Grove Cemetery, Fayette County, AL. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.


  • Nell Fowler Frederick Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Nell Fowler Frederick Friday, March 20, 2020


Nell Fowler Frederick

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