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Mrs. Betty Frierson

Sunset: June 12, 2021

Lake City, SC—Evangelist Betty Jean Frierson, affectionately known as “Duckie” entered eternal rest early Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Lake City Scranton Healthcare Center following an extended illness. She was born January 8, 1950, in Florence County, South Carolina, the third of nine children born to the Late Eugene Frierson, Sr. and the Late Betty Jo Burgess Frierson. She was reared on the farm in Lake City, South Carolina and attended the Florence County Public Schools.

Throughout her life, Evangelist Frierson worked several jobs including Special Education Teaching Assistant for Florence County School District Three, private housekeeper, and Lake City Community Hospital as a dietary aide for ten years.

Evangelist Frierson joined Jordan Chapel Freewill Baptist Church at an early age and attended regularly throughout her life where she sang on the Senior Choir and served on the ministerial staff as an evangelist. She later moved her membership to Mega Omega International Holiness Church in Cades, South Carolina where she served on the Missionary Ministry, Mother’s Ministry, and the ministerial staff as an evangelist. Additionally, she was a Church Mother of Mega Omega International Holiness Church. Evangelist Frierson also sang as part of the quartet group Retha & The Caravans.

Lasting memories of Evangelist Betty Jean Frierson’s life are left in the hearts of her eight siblings Jannie Mae Graham, Zetta Mae Frierson, Linda Mae (Laverne) Chandler, Deacon West Frierson, and Betty Faye (Sylvester) Washington, all of Lake City, SC, Gloria Jean (Deacon Allen, Jr.) Edwards of Scranton, SC, and Johnnie Mae (Lerone, Jr.) Burgess of Kingstree, SC.; Eugene (Helen) Frierson, Jr. of Lake Worth, FL; one aunt Elmena Frierson of Cades, SC; a special nephew Tisean “Tupac” Frierson who she raised as her own; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Evangelist Frierson was preceded in death by her brother-in-law Nathaniel Graham.