James Garland Frizzell Sr.

December 20, 1934October 12, 2020

FRIZZELL, James Garland, Sr., 85, went to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Mon, Oct 12, 2020, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. He was preceded in death by his parents Herbert and Myrtle (Redd) Frizzell; and brother Eugene Frizzell. Jim was born in Norfolk, VA. After serving in the US Coast Guard, he worked as a civilian with the Coast Guard for 41 years. He retired in 1997 as Chief of Accounting Operations Division at the US Coast Guard Finance Center in Chesapeake, VA. Jim was a long time member of Great Hope Baptist Church in Chesapeake and continued being faithful serving his Lord at Western Hills Baptist Church in Glendale, AZ. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 62 years, Minnie (Foca) Frizzell; sons James G. Frizzell, Jr., of Norfolk, VA, Jared P. Frizzell and wife Robin, of Buckeye, AZ, and Jason C. Frizzell and fiancé, Natalie, of Surprise, AZ; grandchildren, Courtney, Jacob, Joshua, Aidan, Cleo, and Russell; and great-grandchildren Florence and Boaz. A Memorial Service will be held on Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Western Hills Baptist Church, at 12301 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 85307. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation in memory of James to the Missions Fund of Western Hills Baptist Church, 12301 W. Glendale, Ave., Glendale, AZ 85307. To sign the guestbook online, to share memories, and to send condolences and well-wishes to the family, please visit,


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Jennifer Nankivell

October 20, 2020

Jim and Minnie, you have both been such a huge part of my life for more than 20 years. You have been a blessing to me and my love for you both will not end. I am thankful for your love and prayers for me, if it were not for you, your prayers, and your love for Jesus, I may not have have come to know Him as my Lord and Savior. Thank you for your sacrifice in coming to AZ to help us raise your grandsons. Your heritage and legacy will carry on in them. Forever loved and cherished you will be! Love in Christ, Jenn

Sherry and Mike Blair

October 19, 2020

Jim was a kind and gentle man. He was loved by many. The last few months have been hard for Minnie and I know she is going to miss him. They were very faithful to their church; when he got Alzheimer's, he would get dressed to go to church almost every day of the week because he loved going to church and that was were he wanted to be. Their love of missions shows in the fact that they want contributions to be made to missions in lieu of flowers.

Nathan Iman

October 17, 2020

I remember when you guys first came to Great Hope! always enjoyed seeing and talking to you.
Love Nathan Iman


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