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Hargrave Funeral Home

1031 Victor II Blvd, Morgan City, LA

OBITUARY

Jerrel J. Frederick

January 11, 1927June 3, 2020

Jerrel Joseph Frederick, a native of Berwick and longtime resident of Morgan City, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at the age of 93.

A World War II Veteran, Jerrel proudly served in the United States Army in the European Theater as part of the 288th Engineer Battalion. After his service, he attended Delgado Trade School where he graduated with a certificate in Machine Tool Operation. Upon graduation, he began his lifelong career as a machinist working for various oilfield service companies, the latest of which was Progress Machine in Amelia. Jerrel was a proud member of VFW Post 4222 and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. He also served Holy Cross Parish as a Eucharistic Minister for over a decade. He married the love of his life, Juanita Goulas, in August of 1952 and they later welcomed their only child, Lizetta, in May of 1954. Jerrel’s favorite pastime was dancing with his wife and both of them were members of the local Les Amis Dance Club. They also enjoyed traveling and visited almost every state in the United States. His friendly nature has built Jerrel a network of friendships that surpasses generations.

Jerrel is survived by his daughter, Lizetta Frederick; one brother-in-law, David Goulas; and a large number of nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his wife of 62 years, Juanita Goulas Frederick; his parents, Pierre Frederick and Ida Boudreaux Frederick; a sister, Mary Louise Frederick and a brother, Leo Frederick.

A time of visitation will be held for Jerrel on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 9:30am until 10:30am at Hargrave Funeral Home. Following visitation, a Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00am at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Brice Higginbotham officiating. Jerrel will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery following services with military honors being rendered by the East St. Mary Veteran Funeral Squad.

Those acting as pallbearers will be, Dr. Robert Bourgeois, Quang Nguyen, Darrin Vicknair, Christopher Landry, Zachary Landry, and Andy Landry with Tari Bourgeois as an honorary pallbearer.

Due to recent gathering restrictions, Holy Cross Catholic Church requests that any friends and family attending the services please wear masks and follow social distancing protocols.

  • FAMILY

  • Juanita Goulas Frederick, Wife (deceased)
  • Pierre Frederick and Ida Boudreaux Frederick, Parents (deceased)
  • Lizetta Frederick, Daughter
  • Mary Louise Frederick, Sister (deceased)
  • Leo Frederick, Brother (deceased)
  • David Goulas, Brother-in-law

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020

  • Graveside & Military Honors

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Memories

Jerrel J. Frederick

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Roberta Miller Celia

June 26, 2020

Zet, dear friend, I am sorry for your loss. I really respected your Dad. He was so special particularly when he would drive all of us silly girls around to all of our events. I really enjoyed my last visit with him and hearing all his stories he loved to share. Your mom and dad were special people. My prayers are with you during this trying time.

Sally Gougenheim Tiller Tiller

June 9, 2020

I was the flower girl in him and my cousins wedding. I loved him very much. He was also my son's g0dfather, We lived next door to each other on Federal Ave. many years. Their house was filled with LOVE . I always felt safe and secure in that house. I miss my family so much and one day we will all be together again.
Before he died I had 3 dreams of him and I dancing. My favorite dream....he and I were on Fed Ave in front of the Methodist Church and he was teaching me a tap dance with fancy moves. I couldn't keep up with him. And I would say ' show me that again, and we would laugh and he would show me again.

Lois Cook

June 7, 2020

Zet, I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was such a kind and loving man. I hope happy memories and the knowledge of what wonderful parents you were blessed with, will give you comfort.
Lois (Bergeron) Cook

Darlene Castay

June 7, 2020

My heart is broken. Zet your parents were so special to so many. I enjoyed seeing him over the year. Mom did too, Her face would light up when he’d roll to her table. Such a gentleman your dad. I loved his stories. He loved this country .

Our prayers are with you. You have been truly blessed ❤️

Colleen Nentwig

June 6, 2020

Recent visit to Uncle J in 2019 where he told me he had been part of the US army that had liberated Dachau. A camp I had just visited 3 months before that and stood in the same spots as the pictures he shared with me.
Forever loved and cherished.

Carey Chapman

June 5, 2020

As a kid when our family would visit Morgan City each summer we would always go visit Aunt Juanita and Uncle Jerrel. When I would get restless, he would always walk me across the street to the Swamp Gardens where I would peek through the fence while he patiently answered my endless questions about what was happening on the other side .
He had such a kind, loving, and gentle soul.
I hope he and Juanita are waltzing away in heaven!!
He will be missed. ❤️❤️

Judy (Thibodaux) Wiley

June 5, 2020

Zet,
So sorry to hear about your father. He was such a wonderful man. I will pray that you can find peace in his passing. Your mother and father were such incredible people. I still have very fond memories of your mother. I was so blessed that my children were taught by her. She was such a gentle and loving person, as was your father.
Take care.

Judy Thibodaux Wiley

Linda Bailey

June 5, 2020

I met Mr. Jerrel when he came for physical therapy at my work just a few short years ago. I loved the way he talked about his wife who hadn’t long passed. Told me how much they loved each other, he was so sweet. I enjoyed hearing his war stories and we shared our love of God.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY