OBITUARY

Edward Artice "Art" Frazier

August 22, 1958June 7, 2019
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The sisters of Edward Artice (Art) Frazier invite you to celebrate his life Saturday, 15 June in the Chapel at Collier Butler Funeral Home. There will be visitation from 11am followed by a brief service at 1pm. Regina Pritchard and Carla Cooper (nee Frazier) are inviting those who knew their brother to share their memories on this website, or at the service. We would like the occasion to be casual and uplifting, so please wear casual clothes and, if you like, share "an Art story" (we all have a good one). Art, who passed away on Friday 7 June, touched so many lives with his child-like innocence and love of people and life. His strong faith in God and love for Jesus was nurtured by his parents and over many years as he attended 12th Street Baptist Church. Going to church was one of his greatest joys. Art was born in Gadsden on August 22, 1958 to Carl Howard Frazier and Mary Ellen Tuck Frazier. He was their first child followed by his sister Carla, who lives in England and his youngest sister Regina, who resides in Colorado. Art is survived by his two sisters, brothers-in-laws Chris Pritchard and Marc Cooper, and niece and nephew Maddi and Nate Pritchard. Art attended the Smeltzer Educational Center in Gadsden since the mid 1980s and resided at the Hope Home on Litchfield Avenue after his mother passed away in November 2000. Carla and Regina would like to thank all the staff at Hope Homes, the Smeltzer Center, his Sunday School at Street Baptist Church, and Dr. Brunson's team at Legacy Dental for loving him and being there for him for so many years. A special thank you to the CCU team at Gadsden Regional Center for the great care and kindness shown to Art and the Hope Homes staff in Art's last week of life. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Hope Homes, 106 N. 6th St., Gadsden, AL 35901. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.collier-butler.com for the Frazier family.

  • FAMILY

  • Carl Howard Frazier, Father
  • Mary Ellan Frazier, Mother
  • Regina Pritchard, Sister
  • Carla Cooper, Sister
  • Chris Pritchard, Brother-in-law
  • Marc Cooper, Brother-in-law
  • Maddi Pritchard, Niece
  • Nate Prichard, Nephew
  • DONATIONS

  • Hope Homes

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 15, 2019

Memories

Edward Artice "Art" Frazier

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Rachel Johnson

June 15, 2019

You know Art has always been an angel. The first weekend I worked with him, he was the sweetest and most helpful person, with a Great Smile. He loved to go to church. He always sat in the front smiling the whole way there. Art I will miss you and I know you’re smiling in heaven. My prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends.

Debbie Elliott

June 13, 2019

I play the piano and sing every Sunday with the Myrick Sunday School Class that Art faithfully attended. It broke my heart when I learned he had passed away. Art was such a sweet, kind, loving man. I will always remember his sweet smile! Every Sunday he would say, We're praying for you!" and I would always tell him that I prayed for them. Each Sunday I always gave him a hug, as I did them all, and told them I loved them. He was always so proud when his sisters visited the class with him! The last Sunday I saw him, he reminded me his birthday was coming up soon! He held a special place in my heart and I know I will see him again one day in Heaven!

Tangie Dandridge

June 12, 2019

I worked with Art at Hope Homes around 2005 or 2006, at his home on Litchefield Ave. I only worked with him for a few months but during that time Art was always so helpful. He was very sweet and always tried to look out the other gentlemen in the home. He definitely be missed!

Paula Armenia

June 11, 2019

I work at the some he attended and was blessed to get to know him for the past year, he would love to pick at me when I came in his classroom, that is my best memory him laughing at me. He will be missed

Mindy Kirkpatrick

June 11, 2019

Oh my Arty Party, how I’m going to miss you here on earth. I take comfort in knowing I will see you again one day! I was blessed to be able to be both your trainer and then your Case Manager. Every time I was around you, you’d say something that would make me laugh or smile! I fondly remember him being so proud of what he’d bring for lunch and I’d pretend He bought it for me....he would say “oh no old lady, that’s mine”! Then we’d both laugh and I’d say “okay old man”! Art had such an innocence about him and he was so friendly to everyone. I loved my visits with him, he would just have me rolling at the things he’d say and stories he’d tell. One of my favorite things though is when I’d make my visit to his group home, he’d make me promise every time that when his sister came to visit, that I’d go out to eat and shopping with them. He certainly had a special place in my heart and I am blessed to have been able to know him.

Karen Jones

June 11, 2019

I AM GOING TO MISS MY BUDDY HE WOULD ALWAYS ASK ME WHEN YOU GONE COME WORK WITH US I WOULD ALWAYS SAY WHEN THEY TELL ME TOO. I REMEMBER TAKING HIM AND ANOTHER CLIENT TO THE FAIR HE HAD SUCH A GOOD TIME I WILL MEVER FORGET THAT BIG OLD SMILE AND THE LOVE AND HE HAD FOR HIS SISTER'S I LOVED ART AND MY HEART IS HEAVY BECAUSE I WAS WITH HIM MEMORIAL DAY. WE LAUGHED AND HAD A GOOD TIME
REST IN HEAVEN MY BUDDY YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED.

Beverly Buckner

June 11, 2019

I WORK FOR HOPE HOMES MY MEMORIES OF ART WAS HE WOULD JUST LITE UP WHEN HE SEEN ME COMING WITH THAT BABY LIKE LOOK ON HIS FACE HE WOULD ALWAYS SAY HI BEVERLY AND GRAB MY HAND AND ALWAY ASK ME TO COME WORK FOR HIS HOUSE HE WAS A PRECIOUS MAN AND WILL BE TRULY MISSED HE WOULD ALWAYS TALK ABOUT SISTER HE LOVE HIS FAMILY AND THEY LOVED HIM, REST ON MY FRIEND REST IN HEAVEN, I PRAY THAT HIS FAMILY'S CONTINUED TO HAVE PEACE,

Jeremy Mallett

June 11, 2019

I first met Art in 2004, when I started work at the Smeltzer Center. It didn't take long to learn that if he ever started a story with "My daddy..." you wanted to be sure to hear the end of it! Art was always a joker, which meant we usually got in trouble if we went off together. I will truly miss picking with him, which ended with him either saying, "I'm gonna get your goat," or, "oh yeah? I'm gonna tell my sister on you!" He was always quick to tell me I was, "too old to cut the mustard anymore." One of my favorite memories with Art was when we took him and some of his friends to stay at the cabin at Noccalula Falls. He was sure to tell me he was going to tell Debra I made his sugar high because of all the food we cooked on the grill. Another fond memory is from leaving Dr. Brewer's office. I complained about the heat and asked him why it was so hot in the car. In the honest way only Art could answer, he replied, "I guess that's just how God wants it to be." Heaven truly gained an angel when Art left us. I'm glad to know I haven't lost Art, he just got to go home before me.

Debra Sokol

June 11, 2019

This most fabulous man stole my heart and all those who knew him. He would always tease me and tell me "I am going to get your goat" and then give me that Frazier laugh. Thank you Mr. Frazier for showing me the beauty in life and all that you unknowingly taught me. I love you and always will to heaven and back as this man is definitely sitting at the right hand of God. I will hopefully see you again. My heart hurts, really hurts.

FROM THE FAMILY

Art enjoys a hug after a soccer match

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Art enjoys a hug after a soccer match

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Taking a rest from the Special Olympic games

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Art with baby Madison

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Art, aged 5, with parents and baby Carla

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Art and Carla celebrate his 50th birthday

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Carrying the banner for Special Olympics

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Art welcomes his baby sister Carla to the world in 1963

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Art with baby Carla

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The Frazier family on vacation in Florida