Deacon Lawyer Frank, Jr. was born August 12, 1956 to Evelyn and Lawyer Frank, Sr. in Jacksonville, Florida. Growing up in a loving family, he was nurtured and taught Christian principles. He received Christ at an early age and became a member of New Redeem Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Dr. E. I. Norman where he was baptized and served faithfully in the Male Chorus, as a Trustee, and on the Deacon Board. In 1998 Deacon Frank joined New Colossians Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Ambrose Merkinson where he served as a Trustee and the Sunday School Superintendent until God called him home.
Deacon Frank attended public schools here in Duval County graduating from Andrew Jackson High School in 1974. After graduation he worked at Southern Bell Frozen Foods followed by a 23 year tenure at US Gypsum where he worked as a foreman until he retired. Once he retired Deacon Frank devoted his time to the church and its ministry. Lawyer Frank, Jr. was married to Betty Black for 23 years until God called her home in March of 2010.
On April 15, 2019, Our Heavenly Father called Deacon Frank home. He was preceded in death by a number of loved ones; father, Lawyer Frank, Sr.; wife, Betty; siblings, Henry Lee, James, Willie James, Sherman, and Bernard Frank.
Deacon Frank enjoyed doing ministry work for the church as well as traveling, cruising, eating, driving big cars, shopping, talking trash, watching sports and drinking a nice cold Pepsi. Deacon Frank was a very caring, dependable, humble, and humorous man. He was a loving son, husband, father, brother, uncle, friend and counselor.
Deacon Frank leaves to cherish his memories: his mother, Evelyn B. Frank; sister, Debora Mehou (George); brother, Donald (Saimai); children, Calvin Brown and Dominic Brown, Sr. (Eurachel); grandchildren, Dominic Brown, Jr., Carmoni Brown and Taeshaun Williams; sisters-in-law, Paulette Bell, Tracy Bell, Tonya Winters (LaRon) and Jennifer Frank; brothers-in-law, Robert Bell and Eugene Bell; aunts, Rebecca Frank, Mary Frank, Ethel Mae Burgess, Flora Miller (Leroy) and Myrtice Black; uncles, John Burgess (Eva), John Black and Albert Black; god brothers, Earl McCray and Larry Walker; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, including his sports talking buddy, Colby Frank; and a special family friend, Yvette Rivers.
The funeral service for Lawyer Frank, Jr., will be held 11AM, Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at the New Redeem Missionary Baptist Church 1614 E 30th Street. The visitation will be 5 - 7 PM, Friday, April 26th, 2019 at the mortuary. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Please sign the family guest book and view the video tribute @ www.tswarden.com. Arrangements in care of Tyrone S. Warden, FDIC, 4315 N. Main Street, 765-1234
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