Andrew Jackson Frost "Jack"

August 31, 1922June 20, 2017
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Andrew Jackson Frost (“Jack”) was born August 31, 1922 to the late James Frost and Mittie Green Frost in Ellisville, Arkansas. He departed this life on June 20, 2017 at Phoenix Baptist Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona. His beloved parents, nine brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.

Andrew grew up in Bearden, Arkansas. Andrew confessed to faith in Jesus Christ as a young man and joined AME church. Andrew proudly served overseas as a sergeant in the military during World War II, enlisting in 1942 and receiving awards of distinction for his service. He was Honorably Discharged in 1946. He met his beloved wife, Verna Dean Butler in the 1940’s on the campus of the AM&N College in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Andrew and Verna were united in holy matrimony June 30, 1949.

As a young couple, Andrew and Verna moved to Chicago, Illinois, to begin life in a new city. They were blessed with two daughters. They had a passion for life and working hard. They became two of the first African American owners of Shell Oil service stations in Chicago, along with other business ventures, including rental properties. Throughout their life together, Andrew and Verna were well-known for their charitable deeds toward those in need, and as a result they received many life blessings.

Andrew’s great heart, humor, and generosity will be remembered by all who knew him. He loved his family dearly and was truly loved in return. He was an avid sports fan and history buff, especially regarding World War II. He enjoyed listening to his soothing blues and country music and sharing stories of his past. On the afternoon of Tuesday, June 20, 2017, our Dear Lord called Andrew home. He leaves to cherish his memory: His loving wife, Verna Dean; two devoted daughters, Dr. Jacqueline Jackson (Major William) and Gwendolyn Kaye Frost, all of Phoenix, Arizona; five grandchildren, Felicia Thompson (Eugene); Kimberly Overton; and Andrew Boyd of Phoenix, Arizona; Leanier Boyd and Devar Spight of Chicago, Illinois; a beloved sister, Katherine Lamothe of Cambria Heights, New York and sister-in-law, Dorothy Butler Whitford of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; four great-grandchildren, Bentley, Cameron, Mia and Elijah, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


  • Visitation Saturday, July 1, 2017
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 1, 2017

Andrew Jackson Frost "Jack"

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Melvin Holman

July 3, 2017

Hi Gwen! I am Linda Jones 1st cousin. I am sorry for your lost. May God bless you and your family.

Vicki Edwards

July 2, 2017

Please accept my heart felt condolences, just know that I am here for you, please don't hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time.

Oliver L (Budd) Butler

July 2, 2017

R.I.P. Uncle Jack

July 1, 2017

Sorry for your loss may you draw comfort from Gods word at HOSEA 13:14 L Ohio


July 1, 2017

I'm so sorry for your loss. May you gain strength and comfort by pouring out your deepest emotions in prayer to God. Please know that He cares for you.

Cynthia Bryant

June 30, 2017

My sincere condolences are extended to the Frost family during this time of loss and sadness. Be comforted by your many memories and knowledge of his love. My prayers are with.

Jacquelyn Jones

June 30, 2017

Sending my sincere condolences to the family and prayers that they are comforted by their loving memories. Its hard to lose one so special and dear...but the LOVE you shared lives on

Susan Iniguez

June 30, 2017

My sincerest condolences to the entire family. May the memories you share bring great consolation in this time of sorrow.

June 28, 2017

To the Frost Family: My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there's a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.

Ericka White

June 27, 2017

My sincere condolences to the family. I remember him growing up in the neighborhood on 95th Street as a little girl visiting with Uncle Cortez . May God grant you all peace and comfort during this difficult time. May the memories and laughs that you've shared with him be forever present in your hearts and may they bring you joy for years to come. Praying for you all!