Doris Hayes Frazier, 94, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, went home to be with the Lord
surrounded by family on Monday, May 1, 2023.
She was the daughter of the late James Drew and Alice Drew Early.
After receiving her education, Doris worked at the University of Pittsburgh as a Desk
Attendant for over 20 years. She gave her life to the Lord at a young age and was baptized
at the age of 12 at Macedonia Baptist Church. Doris loved the Lord with all of her heart &
soul and taught her family to do the same.
Doris fervently served the Lord telling everyone who would listen, about her heavenly
Father. She had a scripture solution to whatever problem anyone discussed with her. Doris
was a very active member at Brushton United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir,
served on the Board of Ushers, directed weddings, directed the kitchen staff, and helped
develop and implement their first food bank. She was also the president of Brushton
United Women and did whatever else her hands found to do.
Growing up Doris loved track, gymnastics, baseball, and reading. Later in life, she grew to
be an avid golf enthusiast. She loved art, musicals, and the symphony, and enjoyed various
genres of music including gospel, classical, jazz, and opera, especially sung by Leontyne
Price. Doris loved working within The Vintage Senior Services, Pittsburgh.
This Mother’s Day weekend 2023, we celebrate the life of our mother, Doris Hayes Frazier;
a wise, sharp-witted, humorous, down-to-earth, persevering, kind-hearted, tough yet gentle,
honest, forgiving, confidant, and most importantly a Praying Godly Woman. She will
forever be in our hearts.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Frazier; son, Leslie “Steve” Hayes;
and sister, Margaret Harp. She is survived by her loving children, Linda Hayes, Elder
Michael W. (Mary) Hayes, Janet Hayes; daughter-in-law Patricia Hayes; grandchildren,
Ryan (Andrea) Hayes, April (Alexis) Anthony II, Alyta (Gary) Abdullah, Aaron Hayes,
Dominique Hayes, Ben-Israel (Jennifer) Hayes, Maurice Hayes; 10 great-grandchildren,
sisters Janet Williams (Florida), Debra Drew (Texas), Mary Annette Drew (Pennsylvania),
and a host of nephews, nieces, extended family, and friends.
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