Joy D. Frazer - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

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.


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24 Condolences for Joy D. Frazer

  • I’ll look for you in Heaven ❤️❤️


  • John & family, we send you our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your “JOY” . She brought those of us at Raintree who knew her much joy also …just thru her beautiful smile. My Joy pin will always keep her memory near me. May you be at peace in your heart knowing she is now w her Lord & Savior. We hope “one day” you will come back down to visit us. Our prayers are w you & yours.

  • Dear John and family,
    Joy showed so much love and caring to us. She made us feel so welcomed. We will miss her dearly until we meet again. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • John, We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Joy was a sweet soul and we enjoyed spending time with you and Joy at Country Acres and Raintree. We send our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God hold and comfort you.

    Jim and Linda

  • Dear Jill, stay strong as you support your dad and your family at this time and always. Your mom sure did have a beautiful life and thank God for that. You are in my prayers and may God strengthen and comfort you all. Amen.


  • John and Family, what a hard chapter in life! It’s difficult to even capture the emotions in words! We loved Joy so much and she will really be missed…she was so colorful and humorous…both qualities we craved! May you draw comfort in knowing how much we loved her and we care! When we think of Joy our hearts smile! May there be a peace in your hearts that goes beyond all level of understanding! With extra love..

  • Words cannot express how much we will miss the Joy that she brought to our lives as a wonderful friend that turned into extended family. From rv trips (Maine down to the Keys and more) to dinners out just catching up and sharing about our families. I was blessed to have known such a wonderful person who’s memories will be with me forever. Catch you down the road Joy and tell Dad I miss him.

  • We wish to express our sincere condolences to the whole family. Joy was always very joyful and so pleasant to everyone.
    I will never forget the trip to Fort Bragg when Joy and I went with Harvey’s Mother and sister to visit Johnnie and Harvey at basic training.
    May Joy rest in peace in the loving arms of her Lord and savior, Jesus.

  • We had a lot of good times camping with you both. Will miss joy a lot. Our prayers are with you at this time. GOD bless . Your friends John and joAnn

  • Condolences to the Frazer Family in the loss of Aunt Joy. She was a wonderful woman to my sister and I, and we remember her smile and laugh the most.

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May God give you healing strength. God Bless…❤
    Love, The Casale Family

  • We are so sorry to hear about Joy. We understand the loss you are feeling and our hearts go out to you. Just remember that as long as you keep the fond memories of Joy, she will always be with you. I personally will miss her saying “hey girl”. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Chuck & Lynn

  • John…..we are so truly sorry to hear about Joy.
    We have so many fond memories. I remember right before we moved to Florida, Joy and I met at the YMCA in Elkton during water aerobics. We got to talking and found out you and Joe worked together at Chrysler.
    You two visited us on Pine Island on Joe’s birthday and we went to a Mexican restaurant to celebrate.
    We also went over to the East coast of Florida, I believe Cape Canaveral, and met with you while you were camping!
    And the last time we saw you two was when you were in Bradenton, Fl. We rode up on our motorcycles with friends (in the rain) and went to Linger Lodge for lunch (2014).
    Next time you are in SWFL, you had better look us up!!!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Much love……Rebecca & Joe

  • Millie and I would like to express our sincere condolences on the passing of Joy. John, our thoughts are with you and your the family during this difficult time.

  • John,
    We were so sorry to receive your very sad news this Thanksgiving morn. We have such great memories of you both. We had such great times with our group here at Vo . Joy did love to to play games and we did so many nights here. She was always a breath of sunshine to all of Us. We will certainly hold tight to all the wonderful memories.

  • Oh, Joy, Joy, Joy. I will miss you so much.
    The week before you died, I was shopping at a thrift store and tried on some tops. Just that morning I went in my jewelry box to get a pair of earrings and I put on the beautiful pink blowfish earrings you made me and I smiled thinking of you. When I got home I was missing one of the earrings and I was so upset! I call store and couldn’t find it.
    So, Joy, three days before you went to the Lord I was thinking of you!
    May you soul rest in pease!
    I will always love you and cherish our memories!
    May God bless you John and your family!
    Elaine Watley

  • Was so shocked to here Joy has passed on. Such fond memories of our times in VO. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Was hoping to look you up if we get to go south this winter, we have some dear friends in Ft. Myers, we don’t get to see often, was thinking we should find a spot in Ft Myers Camp Ground and do some visiting with friends there, you were on our list. Talk to you later and PLEASE keep in touch. Our deepest Sympathy and love.

  • John and family- Roy and I were so sorry to hear of Joy’s passing – we share so many memories going to the Florida keys,boating ,playing games and sharing recipes-she will be truly missed.

  • John, Ken and I were so saddened to hear that Joy has died. We hardly got to know her at Raintree. I will miss talking with her. She was always so joyful. Please take care of yourself. Fondly, Nancy and Ken

  • John
    Just found out today that Joy passed away. Can’t believe it and still in shock. I know she was your love and soulmate. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jenny & Paul Wright

  • John, I am so sorry for your loss.Bill

  • John , Vince and family.,
    So sorry to hear of Joys passing .I can’t even imagine how you all are feeling,
    I know she loved everyone of you and was so proud of all you have accomplished over the years,.

    Memories will get you through the days ahead.

    Maria Elena and Michael

  • /Rest in Peace, May the Angels carry you home.

  • John, So sorry, Joy was always so thoughtful & a pleasure to be around. Love, Noreen & Jerry