The Rev. Dr. Laura Velma Smith Frazier, 83, of 265 Frazier Town Road, Havelock, died on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2012, at CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern.
She was ordained in 1984 and was the founder and pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in the Craven Corner Community of Havelock.
Funeral was noon Monday at Craven Corner M.B. Church with the Rev. Bakari D. Johnson and the Rev. Johnnie R. Smith officiating.
Entombment was at New Hope Church Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, James K. Frazier of the home; eight sons, Larry Frazier of Tulsa, Okla., King James Frazier, Barry Frazier and Jason Frazier, all of Havelock, Quincy Frazier of Red Bank, N.J., Marvin Frazier of Havelock, Paul Frazier of Fredericksburg, Va., and Carl Frazier of Orlando, Fla.; four daughters, Aretha Gray of Greenville, Vanessa Bell of Charlotte, Mona Fuller of Dover, Del., and Valvetta Hall of Havelock; 65 grandchildren, 85 great-grandchildren and a host of great-great grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, New Bern.