Leona Frederick

August 10, 1936June 18, 2020

Leona Frederick, 83 of Seattle, passed away June 18, 2020. She was born August 10, 1936 to Helen Johnson and Herman Mills in Galveston, Texas. Leona graduated from Central High School in 1952 and received her Degree in Early Childhood Education from Seattle Central Community College. She was married to Iray Frederick, Sr. for twenty six years, their union produced six children. Leona is survived by one brother, Paul W. Griffin (Connie) of Moscow, Idaho, one Step-son, Iray Frederick, Jr (Betty) of Sacramento, California. Her daughters; Ivy L. Morris, Yvette Denise Carter (Paul) of Seattle, Washington and Monica L. Frederick-Morgan (Anthony) of Beltsville, Maryland. Two sons Jerry R. Frederick and Richard L. Frederick both of Seattle, Washington. She was predeceased by her beloved daughter and son in-law Valerie Joyce and Jerome Wilson of Seattle, Washington; one brother Paul Harris, Jr. (Louise) of San Jose, California. Two great-grandsons; Zakai Frederick-Stephens and Onjeray Devereaux-Hale of Seattle, Washington. Leona’s work history spanned more than fifty years. As a young woman operating elevators in the historic Seattle Smith Tower to being a pioneer minority non-traditional worker in the Boeing Everett plant. Leona always found ways to blend her love for children and add to her personal growth at the same time. Starting with her in-home daycare, she soon became a pre-school teacher where she assisted in opening low income Child Care Centers in Seattle working with Neighborhood House. Leona held her final position in King County Courts as a Juvenile Correctional Officer all the while mentoring at risk children. Leona was a licensed foster parent for many years helping to raise or reunite dozens of children. Leona loved to knit, crochet, listening to music and reading. She also loved Board games, crossword puzzles, B-I-N-G-O and a good day at the Casino. Most of all she loved her family. Any occasion that brought family and friends together always brought her the greatest joy. Leona is survived and loved by 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren, 1 great-grand dog and many other friends and family members that she touched throughout the years.

Funeral service can be view via an online webcast by clicking on the following link:


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020


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Wana Baylor

July 9, 2020

Cherish all of the fond memories spoken about your beloved mother. She was a very special lady to many as I watch the service. She has gone on to sleep and rest in eternal peace. She knows you all will be fine and one day will be together again❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️
Monica, I’m praying for you and your family that God gives you strength and comfort at this time. Your mom is in very good hands🕊
Love you my sister🦋

Charlene Gordon

July 8, 2020

Monica, we are sending our love and prayers to you and your family. It was a beautiful service and your mom was a wonderful mother/grandmother to many. She’s at rest now but she still will be watching over you all. Much love to you my dear friend and sister.
Charlene, Karen & Semajh

Sallie House

July 8, 2020

Family and Friends: As you Remember your Loved one Leona, be it the sound of her voice, a certain way she could look at you. Her gentle touch, her laughter. A favorite song, or remembering the last thing she said to you. Please, allow these thoughts and memories in and let them bring you Peace with an Everlasting Tie, to you...

With Love
Aunt Sallie,

Nicole Fritz

July 7, 2020

At first I wasn’t not gonna write anything But My heart hurts so bad. Words can’t explain the way I feel right now. I know you are no longer suffering but I can’t help but feel lost without you. People don’t understand the closeness of are relationship you weren’t only my grams, you was my best friend, you was my rock, I could always come to you with whatever and you never judged me and you always protected me. Man this is a hard one for me. I got off the plane and came straight to you. Everyone saids you waited on me and I’m starting to believe it cuz last time we talk on the phone I said I would see you soon. And I kept my promise. I just wasn’t expecting you to leave me. REST IN HEAVEN MY ANGEL. I KNOW YOU GOT ONJERAY AND HE GOT YOU NOW. Love you foreve; you will never be forgotten.
Your oldest grandchild

Anthony Morgan

July 7, 2020

Leona is my mother-in-law, but she allowed me too call her mom. All of our time spent together and any memory was always pleasant.
Parents are always at the top of our loved list. Losing one of them can be really hard. I offer my deepest condolence for the loss of our loved one.

Lela Giordano

July 7, 2020

Though I've never met Ms.Frederick I always heard such good things about her. She was beautiful and such a strong woman all throughout her life until the very end.

Sending my love and prayers to all her family. Praying for your peace, comfort, and courage as you face the days ahead.

Ms.Frederick, You are loved by many and will always be beautifully remembered. Rest easy. And to her family, you'll all be in my prayers.❤️❤️❤️❤️

Lela, Michael, Little Bear & Bubbles

Marilyn Benson

July 4, 2020

Sending sympathy and loving condolences to the family of this kind, loving, gentle spirit, Leona Frederick. I’ve been blessed with the privilege of her mentoring. She will truly be missed.

Sheree Gist

July 4, 2020

My deepest condolences to you and your family, I will continue to pray that God love sustains you, gives you peace and strength that surpasses all understanding. Prayers to you and the Frederick Family.
Your sister friend Sheree

Cecilia Royster

July 2, 2020

Hello everyone I call Monica my sister that I chose to be my sister
I am deeply saddened to her of the passing of her Lioness although ...I never met her ... I can see what a loving kind gentle spirit she must have been by the love kindnesses that Monica has shown to our sister hood...l want to extend to you Monica(Moe ) as I loving call you and your family and all who were touched by your mom's living my deepst most heart felt sympathy.... Find comfort in knowing that when our loved ones are absent from us they are one with the LORD.. may her memory live on in all of your hearts and minds...May GOD Bless you and comfort you now in your hours of sadness ...For weeping endures only a night but joy comes in the morning!!
Peace and Blessing be with you all... Ceci

Paul Carter

July 2, 2020

You have always been more of a Mother to me than a Mother-in-law, I will forever Cherish the 47 years that you have been a part of my life, You will Always be Missed, but Your Love will always be in my heart..