Adrian Christopher Frazier, 36, went to the with Lord on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Adrian was such a kind, humble and Godly man.

Adrian was born in Fort Gordon, Georgia on March 15, 1983. Adrian graduated from Scottsboro High School, Class of 2001, the University of North Alabama in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, and in 2014 from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity.

Adrian worked at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in the coffee shop and served at Edgewater Baptist Church as a deacon, community group leader and member of the leadership team.

He is survived by his wife, Leah Ballard Frazier; his stepfather, Paul Jones; brother, Phillip (Caitlin) Jones; father, Alan Frazier; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ronnie and Brenda Ballard and beloved nephews and nieces, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Anita Carroll Jones and grandparents, Arlon and Naomi Carroll.

Adrian died from brain cancer: Glioblastoma. In 2014, Adrian was diagnosed with brain cancer: Astrocytoma. At that time, he went through a biopsy, radiation and chemotherapy.

He then lived his life – he worked, ran races and served in his church.

In November 2017, he was diagnosed with Glioblastoma. By God’s Grace, Adrian endured, worked through, served at church and he ran through five more brain surgeries, multiple recurrences, treatments and therapies.

The Lord was gracious and merciful. When Adrian would pray, he would often thank The Lord for “how He cared for us.” The Lord’s grace, peace, assurance and presence has been so evident and tangible.

Desiring to be good stewards of all The Lord has entrusted us, Adrian has donated his body to research.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, Sept. 27. 2019, at 11 a.m., at Leavall Chapel at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 3939 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70126.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Edgewater Baptist Church, 5900 Paris Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70122.

To celebrate Adrian, we will run one of his favorite races, the Greek Fest 5K in May 2020. May is also Brain Tumor Awareness Month, making this race even more special. More race information can be found at runnotc.org.

“For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.” Romans 14:7-9