Saarnell Frazier obituary photo
 
In Memory of

Saarnell Frazier

September 28, 1928 - August 5, 2017

Obituary


Marguerite Saarnell “Sister” Goodwin Frazier, born 9/28/28, in Crenshaw, MS, to Charlie Bryant Goodwin and Hattie Marguerite Branch. She was second oldest of 10 siblings including Charlie Murray, James Ed, Prentice Wilborn, Marvel Ann, Lucy Claire, Hal Dale, Bob Gary, Martha Louise and Ronald Dorr. She left home at 16 for Memphis, TN, where she briefly worked for Sears while attending nursing school in anticipation of a career as a stewardess. There she met Donald Benjamin Frazier, M.D., whom she married.



She is survived by children: Saarnell Elizabeth Frazier, Katherine Frazier Beeson (Timothy Norman...

Marguerite Saarnell “Sister” Goodwin Frazier, born 9/28/28, in Crenshaw, MS, to Charlie Bryant Goodwin and Hattie Marguerite Branch. She was second oldest of 10 siblings including Charlie Murray, James Ed, Prentice Wilborn, Marvel Ann, Lucy Claire, Hal Dale, Bob Gary, Martha Louise and Ronald Dorr. She left home at 16 for Memphis, TN, where she briefly worked for Sears while attending nursing school in anticipation of a career as a stewardess. There she met Donald Benjamin Frazier, M.D., whom she married.



She is survived by children: Saarnell Elizabeth Frazier, Katherine Frazier Beeson (Timothy Norman Beeson, M.D.), Virginia Frazier Polcyn (Kenneth Arland Polcyn, Ph.D.), and William Bryant Frazier; and grandchildren William Taylor Beeson (Phoebe Corena Beeson), James Cameron “Sam” Beeson and Katherine Leigh Beeson. S



aarnell was actively involved in the community including Duval Medical Society, children’s program administrator at Lakewood United Methodist Church (LUMC), Jacksonville Garden Club, and State and National Garden Club activities. Most important to her, though, was rearing 4 children. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.



A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on September 9th at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 6133 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32217. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to LUMC or to the Garden Club of Jacksonville.