Ernest Leon Frazier Sr. was born on December 2, 1948 to Lonnie and Halsenia Frazier in Portland, Arkansas. Both of his parents preceded him in death.
After High School Ernest relocated to Chicago, Il. He spent a great deal of his time with family members and friends. Many were so close they were mistaken for kin. His favorite sport of all time was baseball although he watched and engaged in many. He enjoyed all sports and had commentary to share about every one of them from Bowling to Triathlons to Football, but Baseball was his love. He had an infectious laugh that will live on in the memories of all who knew him. His walk was undeniable and the music of greats such as Bobby Blue Bland, James Brown and the Staple Singers soothed his soul and often inspired a step show from him.
Ernest was a stoic man of few words but he somehow commanded attention in every room that he entered. His longest running profession was as a sheet metal worker with WAG Industries. His thickly calloused hands told the tale of 30 years of service. At the time of his death, Ernest was married to Mrs. Eileen Frazier. Although the two were separated for many years, they remained friends.
Ernest was the proud father of seven children; Sareena Green of Forest Park, Il., Ernest (Tiffany) Frazier of Country Club Hills, Il., Candith (Julius) Nichols of Ocala, Fl., Cedric Harris of Little Rock, Ar., Latosha Harris of Blytheville, Ar., Earnest Frazier of Minneapolis, Mn. He was preceded in death by his son, Taurus Harris.
He was blessed with many grandchildren; Devante Frazier, Shukyra Harris, Destiny Frazier, Cedrion Harris, Gavin Harris, Devianne Muse, Cyrus Green, Acedriona Harris, Jonathan Freeman, Shynecia Hughes, Arianna Smith, Kierra Harris, Rana Green, Jordan Frazier, Lauren Smith, Cedric Harris, Jr. Janiyah Frazier, Kyle Harris. Va’Neeyah Frazier.
Mourning the loss of their sibling are his three brothers, Robert Frazier of Crossett, AR, Joe (Nancy) Frazier of Youngstown, OH and Raymond Frazier of Crossett, AR. He was preceded in death by one brother Rosco Frazier of Chicago, IL. Ernest also had six sisters who will join their brothers in mourning; Naomi Kennedy of Forest Park, IL, Carrie Hendrix of Crossett, AR, Alice (Norris) Champion of Stockbridge, GA, Reba Burris of Arlington, TX, Jacqueline Scott of Crossett, AR and Sandra Washington of Urbandale, IA. There are a host of great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends that also mourn the loss of Ernest “Lil Man” Frazier. Special Thanks to the Frazier household and especially Tiffany for all of the loving kindness, generosity and care for Ernest in his waning days.
Graveside service will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at the Westview Cemetery in Crossett, AR.
Burial will follow under the direction of Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service of Crossett, AR.
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