Visitation for Ms. Fraser will be Monday from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. with services at 2 p.m. at Hermitage Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. The service will be conducted by Ms. Fraser’s longtime friend, Lonnie Wilkey, editor of the Baptist & Reflector.
Ms. Fraser, of Donelson, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.
She is preceded in death by her father, Leonard E. Lannom Sr.; mother, Maude Vaughan Lannom; sister, Margaret Lannom; brothers, Vaughan Lannom, Leonard E. “June” Lannom, Jr., William D. Lannom; husbands, Harold L. Cathey, Norman Fraser; son-in-law, W.A. Wright III.; and son, Glen L. Cathey Sr.;
She is survived by her brother, Joe W. (Dot) Lannom, of Franklin; son, Harold Joe (Nancy) Cathey Sr., of Donelson; daughters, Judy Cathey Wright, of Lebanon, Debbie Cathey (Steve) Burger, of Fairview; grandchildren (all her favorites) W.A. Wright IV, Lee and Cathey Wright; Laurie Cathey, Jennifer Campbell and Joey Cathey; Brooke, Austin and Glen Cathey Jr.; Stephanie Bailey, Chad Burger and Cindi Barrett; great-grandchildren, Jack, Mallie, Caroline, Will, Taylor, Gracie, Cooper, Rowan, Tavin, Margaret (Maggie Mae), Dalton, Nancy Ann and Cole; and several nieces and nephews. Her 16-year-old dog “Ce Ce,” aka Buster, now lives with special friends, Percy and Phyllis Folse.
“Thanks to the many Ch-4 friends Norman shared with me: Ralph Emery, Keith Bilbrey, Sharon Puckett, Tommy Lewis and so many others.”
A 1943 graduate of Donelson High School, she played clarinet in the school band. Ms. Fraser also attended Falls Business College and Watkins Night School and was employed by the Southern Baptist Convention for 40 years. Jeanne was a member of First Baptist Church in Donelson, where five of her ancestors were charter members in the early 1900s. Crocheting afghans was her primary hobby, presenting each grandchild with these handmade treasures.
Steve Burger, Al and Lee Wright, Joey Cathey, Chad Burger, Austin and Glen Cathey Jr., Matt Bailey, Jack Barrett and Jimmy Campbell will serve as pallbearers, while honorary pallbearers are Joe Lannom, Leonard E. “Len” Lannom III, Joseph W. “Bud” Lannom Jr., Whit Adamson, Pat Brumfield, Bryan Dyer, Harvill Eaton, Tommy Fullington, Eddie Ramsey and Jerome Terrell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 2206, Brentwood, TN 37024-2206 or First Baptist Church in Donelson, 2526 Lebanon Road, Nashville, TN 37214.
Condolences may be offered at hermitagefh.com. Hermitage Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens at 535 Shute Lane in Old Hickory is in charge of arrangements, 615-889-0361.