Gregory Frazier was born July 26, 1959, to parents Wilhelmina & Eddie Lee Frazier in Niles MI. However, Greg began his incredible journey of life
in the amazing community of Buchanan MI. He had three older brothers who excelled in sports: track and field, football and basketball. This inspired him to take on the game of basketball. He along with his fellow team members from Buchanan High put Buchanan on the map with their state championship wins in 1976 & 1978. Following graduation, he attended the University of Wyoming and Ferris State University where he continued to develop his basketball career.
In 1982, Greg met Sandra Kay Buish (Kay as he lovingly called her) and it did not take long for him to realize that he had found his partner for life. They married June 30, 1984, went on to have four children and blessed with the gift of raising Michael, the son of his late and dear sister Patricia Ann. Through Greg’s spontaneous nature the family enjoyed long road trips, cruises, beach excursions, amusement parks and anything that furthered their passion to experience life beyond Buchanan MI.
Returning to Buchanan he gained employment with FS Carbon Company. It was there when Greg’s desire to foster underserved communities was revealed leading him to pursue a life of service. That was evident through his career with DuComb Center, as Director of Court and Client Services, Woodlands Behavioral Network, and Volunteers of America.
Through his church, Faith Apostolic he established the program New Beginnings Center for Change. This ministry allowed Pastor Greg and Kay to help people struggling with substance abuse and marital problems. New Beginnings enriched family structures by offering job development, youth counseling and spiritual guidance.
Greg took on the role of assistant pastor to Bishop Eddie Miller, at Faith Apostolic Temple and became a full-time employee of the ministry. Through the transition of leadership, he continued his position with Pastor YPJ, and Faith Alive as pastor over community outreach, employee supervisor and LaSalle Plaza administrator. Greg and the Frazier family became entrepreneurs with the establishment of Chappie’s Tips & Tenders which featured his delicious boneless tips and homemade barbecue sauce which Kay hasn’t quite mastered yet. Greg and his fun-loving nature will be missed by all the members of Faith Alive who will miss him calling them by the crazy nicknames. The ladies at the Salon will miss being called “criminals” and the smell of grits and bacon sweeping from his suite. We will miss the car pulling into the plaza with the sound of smooth jazz coming from its speakers. We will miss knowing that no matter what was going on Pastor Greg was praying for us. Greg has left an incredible legacy with his beautiful family that will miss him, his queen Kay, wife of 37 years, four sons, Brian Frazier & his wife Monique, Aaron Frazier, D’Vaughn Frazier, Michael Miller and the princess of his life Tiffany Frazier all of South Bend IN, Pa leaves seven grandchildren, Maylin, Emory, Paris, Patricia Ann, Major, MJ and Makayla, Four brothers William & Beverly Miller, Pacoima CA, Bishop Eddie & Diana Miller, South Bend IN, Hayward & Betty Miller Lakeview Terrace CA, Terry Cole, Portage MI, two sisters Lavada Dampier, Cordova TN, Veronica Wright, Pacoima CA, In-Laws Sherrie & Preston Tucker, South Bend IN, Thomas Harp Killeen TX, a host of nieces and nephews who all claim to be his favorite, numerous friends, travel cronies Gary & April Cross and Terry & Marlene Waddell. Greg was proceeded in transition from this world by his dad Eddie Frazier, mom Wilhelmina Matten, sister Patricia Ann Miller and his Grand-dog Buddy.
Charitable contributions can be made to The Frazier Kid Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization designed to expose disadvantaged and underrepresented youth to careers in the arts.
The Frazier Kid Foundation 909 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend IN 46628.
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