In Memory of Debra J Frazier

1952 to 2021

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Debra J Frazier

As an advocate, Ms. Frazier was bold, fiery, determined, and fearless. Her smile could unite the  whole city and her look of disapproval could stop city officials in their tracks. She won over  policymakers with her grace, charisma, and compelling testimony and her presence far exceeded her height (even with her hair wraps). Ms. Frazier knew no challenge that could not be overcome and had a clear vision for justice, affordable housing, healthcare, and community.

Everyone adored and respected Ms. Frazier. She was always a positive inspiration even in the  darkest times. She filled her friends’ hearts with joy and their voicemails with calls for action.

Ms. Frazier, a DC native and Howard University graduate, was also a “Capper”, living in the  Arthur Capper Community since the 1990s and founding Friends & Residents to fight for Capper residents. She was active in Community TimeBanks, Empower DC, One DC, the Ryan White Planning Council, Advocates of Quality (founding member), Housing Choice Voucher Participant Advisory Committee, Cross Part Collaborative, Southeast Southwest Community Benefits Coordinating Committee, and so many more organizations.

Ms. Frazier truly exemplified one of her favorite expressions: “We are neighbors, never strangers”.

Ms. Frazier is survived by her daughter Ki-Aura, her son Ahja, her 5 beautiful grandchildren and her ex-husband Sidiki Lancaster, all of whom she loved deeply.

The Night of Remembrance
Oct. 14 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Fort Lincoln Funeral Home
3401 Bladensburg Road
Brentwood, MD 20722.

Repast
Oct. 15, 1 – 4 p.m.
Arthur Capper Carrollsburg Community Center
1000 5th St SE
Washington, DC 20003.

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