Jerry Frederick, 81, of Helena-West Helena, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2010. Jerry was born to Dalton P. Frederick and Mamie Jones Frederick January 16, 1929 in New Site, Miss.

 

Jerry Frederick, 81, of Helena-West Helena, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2010. Jerry was born to Dalton P. Frederick and Mamie Jones Frederick January 16, 1929 in New Site, Miss.
Jerry married Dorothy J. Ramsey Frederick on April 24, 1952 and raised his family of two sons and a daughter.
Jerry worked as a mechanic for Mohawk Rubber Co. until its closing and was later self-employed. Jerry received his business associate’s degree from Phillips Community College and served in the Army and the Air Force and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Dorothy J. Frederick of Helena-West Helena; two sons, David A. Frederick of Paragould and Steven R. Frederick of Jackson, Miss.; a daughter, Teresa K. Benthal (Steve) of Crestview, Fla.; eight grandchildren, David Foster Jr., Steven Frederick Jr., Anna E. Frederick, Ben Frederick, Abigail Frederick, Lt. Steve Benthal Jr., Brian Benthal and Brandon Benthal; three great-grandchildren, Hannah Marie Foster, Brianna Grace Foster and Jonathon Allen Foster; a sister, Rule Thompson of Dennis, Miss.; two brothers, Gale Frederick (Shirley) of California and Harley Frederick (Pat) of Troy, Tenn.
His parents; a son, Richard Warren Frederick; and a grandson, John David Frederick, preceded Jerry in death.
Pallbearers are Oscar Bradshaw, Joe Deaton, Jonathan Baker, Walter Miller, Malvin Childress and Roland Williamson. His grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 at the Twin City Church of Christ in Helena-West Helena. There will be visitation one hour before services at the church. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Marianna Memorial Park.