Joy D. Frazer
October 20, 1948 - November 18, 2018
Joy D. Frazer
Joy Diane Frazer, age 70, of Middletown, DE, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 18, 2018.
Born in West Jefferson, NC, on October 20, 1948, she was preceded in death by her mother, Helen V. (McNeill) Yearick. Joy was blessed to still have her father, Joseph Andrew Yearick, living, along with her stepmother, Leoda Yearick.
Joy is survived by her beloved husband, John O. Frazer, who was her high school sweetheart and soulmate. The couple had been happily married for 51 years. The two were truly inseparable.
In addition to her husband, Joy is also survived by daughter, Jill Diane Grant, her husband, Chris, and their son, Christian, of Newark, DE; and son, John Andrew Frazer, his wife, Julie, and their sons, Justin and Jackson, of Springfield, WV. Joy’s children and grandchildren were the center of her universe. She was so proud of her family, and her greatest role was as “Mom Mom.”
Joy is also survived by her devoted sister, Jenny Hughes, her husband, Vince, and their children, Teresa, Bryant, and Katie, whom she considered her grandchildren. Joy was their “Gigi.”
She will also be sorely missed by her many, many dear friends.
Joy’s name was the embodiment of her life. Joy was witty and funny. She loved to laugh, and took great pains to bring happiness to her family, friends, and loved ones. Joy’s generous spirit was abundant to friends and strangers alike. Joy loved to play board games with the children, and taught them how to play Mexican train, dominoes, and Farkle. She also enjoyed playing cards every Wednesday with her bridge circle. Joy will also be remembered for being a wonderful cook and gracious hostess. Her Fourth of July parties, Christmas celebrations, and birthday parties were particularly memorable. Joy also put her culinary skills to work, as she owned and operated Nutter’s Sub Shop for many years.
Joy’s greatest adventures, though, were on the road with her husband, John, as they traveled the United States in their motor home. For the last twenty years, they wintered in the Florida Keys. Joy was always happiest when they camped near water, and could view wildlife.
Christian by faith, Joy loved her Lord, and she lived her life by Christian example. Joy will be dearly missed. She is gone far too soon, and her absence will be sorely felt by all those that loved her. Simply put, Joy loved life, and we all loved her for it.
Funeral services are under the direction of Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes, 121 West Park Place, Newark, Delaware. All arrangements will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joy’s memory to the MOT Senior Center, 300 S. Scott Street, Middletown, DE.