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Virginia Lee Fredrick-Braithwaite
January 15, 1927  -  November 13, 2017


Virginia Lee (Rea) Fredrick-Braithwaite passed from this life on Monday, November 13, 2017 in Sapulpa at 90 years of age. She was born January 15, 1927 in Webb City, Missouri to Joseph Benjamin Rea and Emily Dell (Knee) Rea.

Virginia resided in the Joplin and Webb City areas, and attended Prosperity Public School. She has been a resident of Tulsa for about the last 60 years. In 1944, Virginia married Clifford C. Fredrick in Joplin, Missouri, and he preceded her in death on April 1, 1968. In 1986, Virginia married Earl Braithwaite in Tulsa, and he also preceded her in death on August 25, 2014.

Virginia last worked as a skip tracer collecting debts for an attorney in Tulsa. She was also a cook, and in her younger years had worked as a cook for Tulsa Public Schools. Virginia was an excellent seamstress, and had made clothing for her children, husband, and herself. She also did embroidery and crocheted doilies, and even a tablecloth. Virginia had a green thumb, and enjoyed gardening as well. She did just about anything thrown at her – and was even an excellent marksman with cakes. Virginia was a Jehovah's Witness and most recent congregational member of the Kingdom Hall in Sapulpa.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, a son, Donald Fredrick, and fourteen siblings. She leaves behind her children: Caroline Lee West of Tulsa, Richard Fredrick of Owasso, Randy Fredrick of Sallisaw, Phyllis Frazee of Pawhuska, David Fredrick of Los Lunas, Mexico, and Earline Lewis of Sapulpa; one brother, Douglas Rea of Missouri; 24 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; numerous great-great grandchildren; and a host of extended relatives and friends.

Visitation will be 8am-8pm, Friday, November 17th and 9am-10:30 am, Saturday, November 18th. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Kingdom Hall, 1125 Brenner Road, Sapulpa, Oklahoma. A private burial will be held at Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry, Oklahoma. Arrangements are under the direction of Heath-Griffith Funeral Home, (918) 446-6633.

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