Dolly Mae Frye

April 28, 1961March 7, 2019

Dolly Mae Frye (nee Gilliland), age 57, of Strongsville, Ohio passed away on Thursday March 7, 2019. Dolly was born April 28, 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dolly was the beloved wife of the late Tommy Frye; loving mother of Jessica, Benjamin, Tommy and Ruble AKA "RG"; dearest grandmother of Anna, Thomas, Ruble II, Damon and the late Sianna; cherished daughter of Elsie Mae (nee McBrayer) and the late Ruble Gilliland; loving sister of Rita Eagle, Mott Wagner, Susie Nelson and the late Jesse Gilliland; aunt and great aunt of many.

A visitation for Dolly will be held at Craciun Berry Funeral Home, 7200 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102 on Tuesday, March 12, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and Wednesday, March 13, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. A funeral service will follow the Wednesday, morning visitation at 11:00 AM. A graveside service will occur at Woodvale Cemetery, 7535 Engle Road, in Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Frye family.


  • Tommy Frye, Beloved husband
  • loving mother of Jessica, Benjamin, Tommy and Ruble AKA "RG";


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 13, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Dolly Mae Frye

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Steve Smith

March 15, 2019

So many memories . Times if true happiness . A true angel . You brought a shining light upon this world . Heaven has received a beautiful heart . You will remain in my heart forever . I will see you on the other side some day . Love you forever and a day .

Jamie Brunning

March 15, 2019

This beautiful woman was taken away from all of us way to soon. She was a very wonderful person. I should have spent more time with you when I had the chance. I remember a few wonderful memories with you. You will always be in my heart and soul no matter what. One of those memories were when we all went to Aunt Missy and Uncle Chuckies wedding. You were sitting outside just smiling away and enjoying the wonderful wedding. I love you dearly Aunt Dolly. God bless you and rest easy beautiful.

Sharon Copeland

March 11, 2019

Dolly was born a miracle and passed away a miracle as well.Dolly was loved by many as many loved her the same . Dolly was sensitive but didn't take much either .Dolly has always had the Lord by her side and we had many conversations on how much she loved our Lord just the same .She knew he was with her at all times because she found a good husband and when she thought she couldn't have a baby our Lord blessed her with a son when Dolly prayed there was answers .When we thought she was at the bottom of the barrel God picked her back up. When Dolly ask our Lord to bring her home he did .we have good memories on long distances calls she would sound sad but as soon as she talked to Jerome he had her laughing and me smiling .Dolly ur awesome R.I.P. WE LOVE YOU

Denise Reno-Stankewitz

March 10, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of her passing. It had been years since I had visited her. I still will feel her absence from this world. She was a very special person. Go and rest in Heaven, Aunt Dolly.

Cindy Walz

March 10, 2019

I only knew of Dolly Mar through her sister Rita at work. She shared a lot of stories and we all felt we knew her. Rita kept me updated on this last hospital visit and it was truly a roller coaster ride

Dolly you are at peace now with wings to fly wherever you please. I know you will be missed but your in the arms of the Lord and will be watching over us. RIP

Terry Cerveny Smith Jozwiak

March 9, 2019

She was my first best friend when I moved to Seymour. I couldn’t have survived it without her. I am proud to say all my babies are Aunt Dolly babies. I have a great story about how she learned how to drive a stick shift that I can’t share here. Dolly Mae, the years may have separated us but our hearts were always together. May Mary Queen of Heaven be your guide to your reward.

Martha/Mott Wagner

March 9, 2019

I just wanted to say how much I Loved my sister, i will never forget all the laughs and fun we had and the Sybil rivalry being sister's, my most recent memory is how blown away I was at the Hospital when all the kids she has Loved throughout their lives showed up just to get to say they Loved her one more time, God has answered both our prayer's, we prayed that Rge would get to come see his mom before she passed away and that our sister/daughter would peacefully pass away as if she was sleeping, and He not only answered our prayer's but He keeps blessing us through the bitter sweet sorrow we are facing as a family, Thank you Jesus for Loving me and Thank you all for Loving my sissy, Love Mott/Aunt Mott

Ben Frye

March 9, 2019

My mommy dolly was loved by many I love you Mom rest in peace give Dad a kiss for me and give everybody a hug and kiss for us up there

Judy VanGilder

March 8, 2019

Dolly was the sweetest person, I loved laughing with her, and her smile will forever be in my heart, she will be deeply missed😘😘

Shannon Taylor

March 8, 2019

I remember when we lived next to them on 47th ( Desi was 1 - 1 1/2 Zach was a newborn) and Aunt Dolly called me one day and ask if I was missing someone. Seems Desi had went out the back door, through their gate and into the house to visit... Lol There's so so many more memories. Gone but NEVER FORGOTTEN