Gerald Joseph Fredrick

October 18, 1946April 23, 2014
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Gerald "Gerry" Joseph Fredrick, 67, of Alpharetta passed away Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 pm Friday, April 25, 2014 at Northview Church of Christ, Roswell. Interment will be held 2:30 pm Monday, April 28, 2014 in Georgia National Cemetery, Canton.

He was born in St Martinville, Louisiana in the heart of Cajun Country on October 18th, 1946, to the late Claven Frederick and Ursule Carlin. Gerry graduated from New Iberia High School in 1964 and enlisted in the Air Force.

During his tour of duty in Wiesbaden, Germany. Gerry worked as a Flight Planner at Air Force Head Quarters Germany In September 1966, Gerry met the love of his life, Jeannie, who was living in Switzerland, at the famous Munich Oktober Fest. Upon discharge from the Air Force, Gerry returned to the United States to be reunited with Jeannie and they were married in Washington, D.C. on July 6, 1968.

As newlyweds, the couple moved back to Gerry's home state of Louisiana, where he received his Bachelors Degree in Pre-Law in 1972 and his Masters in Public Administration in 1973, both from the University of Southwest Louisiana (now known as University of Louisiana at Lafayette). He continued his studies, all but dissertation, for a PhD at Louisiana State University.

Gerry took his family to Sydney, Australia in 1981 where they were founding members of the Sydney Church of Christ. After 8 wonderful years in that wonderful country, Gerry and the family moved to London, England where he worked full-time as a ministry leader and administrator for the London Church of Christ until 1992. That year, they returned the United States moving to Philadelphia where Gerry served as an Elder in the Greater Philadelphia Church of Christ. In 1993, he took on an additional role as CFO & CAO for HOPE Worldwide, a non-profit organization eventually serving the under-privileged in 40 countries. In 2003, with an empty nest, Gerry and Jeannie, moved to the Atlanta area to be close to their daughter, son-in-law and soon-to-be first grandchild. Gerry has been an elder, leader and beloved member of the Northview Church of Christ for the last 11 years.

Gerry is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jeannie; his beloved children, Mark and wife, Xochitl, of Vancouver, BC; Lora and husband, George Young of Cumming, GA; and Phillip and Heather Fredrick of Portland, OR. He was the proud Papa of five grandchildren; Grayson, Ella Claire and Adelaide Young, and Reese and Hayes Fredrick. He is also survived by his three brothers; Ricky Frederick, Terry Frederick, Robert Frederick; and his step-mother, Shirley Frederick.

Gerry is also preceded in death by his brother, CJ Frederick of Houston, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Northview Church of Christ Benevolence Fund, or Camp Swamp,

The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 5:00 until 8:00 pm at Roswell Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 24, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 25, 2014
  • Interment Monday, April 28, 2014

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Drew Robison

May 1, 2014

Words cannot express the impact this man and his family have had in my family's life, his son in law George baptized me, his wife Jeannie studied the bible with my mom who was baptized last summer, Gerry counseled me and my wife thru tumultuous times in our marriage and provided invaluable guidance in the parenting of our two young children. The world was not worthy of Gerry Frederick, but praise GOD for his sacrificial life to help others come to a knowledge of the truth, may he forever rest in peace, finishing the race of faith strong! You will be missed but the Frederick legacy carries on for generations!


Drew, Pk, Sierra, Mikael & Edith

Lee and Sharon Bryant

April 27, 2014

Dearest Fredrick family,
Gerry will be sadly missed! His love for God and his amazing heart made him an elder we loved and cherished here is Philadelphia. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rebecca Watson

April 25, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out Jeannie, Mark and the rest of the Fredrick family. Gerry was an amzing servant of God and will be missed.

Eric Ray

April 25, 2014

...such a kind, warm-hearted man. He treated me as a son.

Michelle Ray

April 25, 2014

I am grateful for the time our lives intersected here in Philadelphia. I am so sorry for the loss you are feeling now. Praying for God's comfort for all Gerry's family.

Charly Reed

April 25, 2014

Dear Jeannie and the rest of the Fredrick family: I pray that God will comfort your hearts. I am so happy to have had the privilege to know Gerry. He loved God and his family, which were evident by his life. He always had a kind word for me and always encouraged me and my children. He will be greatly missed but not forgotten.
(((Hugs))) to all of you.

Kevin Darby

April 24, 2014

I shared with a friend of mine today how blessed my wife and I are just from knowing Gerry and you, Jeannie. I think what I remember most and how of think of you both is such kindness, gentleness and love. We go back a long time and feel so honored to be your friends. We're praying for a comfort to be with you and the kids and grandchildren that only our God can give you. One day, we'll all get to be together again... I can only imagine! We love you.

Syntcha Darby

April 24, 2014

Gerry was a dear friend and inspiration to us. His love, faith and spirit of service will always be an upward call. Kevin and I will miss him dearly, and will continue to pray for comfort for Jeanne and the family. We love you.