Laura J. Fredericks, age 81, of Sylvania, passed away peacefully Monday, January 6, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Ann Arbor, MI. She was born on June 21, 1938 to Charles Stillwell and Thelma Georgia Smith in Jellico, Tennessee. Laura worked for many years at Kmart on Manhattan Blvd. She enjoyed watching sports, especially Michigan football and Tennessee Woman's basketball. Laura loved spending time at the Lakehouse with her family. She liked to go fishing and do crossword puzzles. Laura’s smile and spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of almost 60 years, James Fredericks; and her brothers, Charles B., James E., and Fred C. Smith. Laura is survived by her loving children, Shawn Fredericks and Chad (Debra) Fredericks; granddaughters, Sydney and Abby Fredericks; many nieces, nephews, dear friends and neighbors.
The family will receive guests on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Newcomer – Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd., Toledo (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will begin on Monday, January 13, 2020 a 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Officiating will be Pastor Mark Wentz. Interment will follow in Whiteford Union Cemetery, Lambertville, MI.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions in honor of Laura are asked to consider the Alzheimer’s Association.
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