OBITUARY

Elliott Joseph (Pops) Fredricks Sr.

December 28, 1926July 10, 2019

Elliott Joseph (Pops) Fredricks Sr. While holding his son Eric’s hand passed away to the loving care of the Lord at 6:00am on the morning of July 10th 2019. Elliott was born in 1926 making him a ripe old age of 92. He is preceded in death by his loving parents Emile Fredricks and Laura Veque Fredricks. He was the husband of the late Bernice Wainright Fredricks. He’s the father of the late Captain Elliott Fredricks Jr (Sue), Keith Fredricks (Crystal), Eric Fredricks (loving and supportive daughter-in-law Carolyn), and the late Donna Jean Fredricks. He was Grandfather of Justin Fredricks (Robyn) Jeremy Fredricks, Kayla Fredricks, Rachel Calamari (Steven) Courtney McNeil (Gage) Tony Catchot and Corey Catchot, Blake Fredricks, Brandon Fredricks, Chase Fredricks and Brett Fredricks. He was also the Great Grandfather of seven children that lit up his world Isabella Faith Calamari, Olivia Grace Calamari, Ellie Jean McNeill, Twins Avery Lawrence and Wyett Matthew Mcneill, Ava Ann Calamari, and Oliver Elliot Fredricks. Elliott attended S.J. Peters High School and Soule Business College. After graduation he enlisted in the Navy and served on the USS SAVO ISLAND CVE78 during World War II. He was employed by New Orleans Blue Print and Supply Company Prior to being the owner of Bee’s Flower Shop. He was the Cub Scout Master of Pack 81 of St. Gabriel the Arch Angel Church for three years. He operated the food pantry at St. Maurice Catholic Church and for several years he dedicated his time to Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church filling in as altar server when needed and Eucharistic minister. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of his life that will be held on Monday July 15th from 9:00 am until 11:00am at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home. Located at 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Followed by a Catholic Mass in the funeral home chapel. Burial will take place at St. Roch #2 cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 15, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, July 15, 2019

Memories

Elliott Joseph (Pops) Fredricks Sr.

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Brother Dwight Kenney, S.C.

July 15, 2019

Dear Eric,
I have many good memories with your Dad from my Scouting years in Gentilly Woods. He served as my Cubmaster in Pack 81 and Assistant Scoutmaster in Troop 81. He was a great role model for me and so many other young men in Scouting. I was blessed to have him in my life. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May the “Great Scoutmaster” of all scouts be with us until we meet again!
In His Heart,
Dwight

Megan Dearie

July 14, 2019

Mr. E.J will be missed. What a kind hearted and gentleman he was. I always enjoyed our conversations at Mater Dolorosa and appreciated his kindness. Family was everything to him. Please be assured of my prayers for you all.
God Bless.
Megan Dearie

Rene Koppel

July 14, 2019

What a wonderful man.. Always had a smile on his face and a witty reply. He will be missed. My condolences to Erik and the entire family. Rene’ Koppel

Ken Kenney

July 12, 2019

Eric and the Fredricks Family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord keep you in the palms of His hands at this difficult time.

Ken Kenney and Family
Diamondhead, MS

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