Psalm 23: “The Lord is my Shepherd: I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for Thou art with me. Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
Vernon Ray Frederic, born August 7, 1941, a lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, passed away on February 6, 2022, after a long and courageous battle with kidney disease. He was surrounded by his loving wife and his six children.
He served in the United States Air Force, retired from the East Baton Rouge School system, and later served as a Captain with East Baton Rouge Parish Sherriff’s Office with over forty years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Lynell Crifasi Frederic; six children, Kim Argrave (James), Stacy Kraemer (Robert), Darrell Frederic (Michelle), Brandon Frederic (Jeremiah), Blake Maggio (Amy), and Britny Auxt (Flynn); 17 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his four siblings.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Mable Johnson; and sister, Wanda Sharpe.
Visitation will take place at Resthaven Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, from 1:30 PM until services at 2:30 PM. Burial to follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation and gratitude to Vernon’s hospice nurse, Rachel. Donations may be made to Heart of Hospice.
Family and friends are welcome to sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.