Mr. J.C. Frazier, President of Northwest Funeral Chapel, announced the 20th Anniversary celebration of the historic Northwest Funeral Chapel, today. The public celebration will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. in the evening at the Northwest Family Activity and Events Center, located at 4034 W. Good Hope Road, Milwaukee, with an official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and tour of the new multi-faceted facility.
The new Northwest Family Activity and Events Center has an upper and a lower level dining/entertainment/event room that hold 100 people in each area; a spectacular outdoor Pavilion, that seats over 250 people or over 350 reception style. Additionally, two picnic areas have BBQ/picnic/outdoor reception capacity and the Conference/meeting/workshop building is totally WiFi, duplication and teleconference ready for groups, corporations and educational institutions.
Twenty years ago, Mr. Frazier and his wife Victoria, at the invitation of Mrs. Ernestine O’Bee and Mr. William Ford, became their business partners and began their transition from the O’Bee Funeral Home to what has now become Northwest Funeral Chapel. This iconic team became O’Bee, Ford and Frazier , Inc. and quickly moved the funeral home from it’s Center Street location to its current 6630 W. Hampton Avenue site.
Over the years O’Bee, Ford and Frazier, Inc. purchased surrounding buildings and expanded Northwest Funeral Chapel’s offerings of excellence and high integrity through more pre-need consultants, increased parking, a family repast facility, and added chapels for memorials, on-site.
Northwest Funeral Chapel expanded to Racine, Wisconsin and the 800 Barker Street location continues to thrive and service families in the Racine, Kenosha,Beloit area. When efforts to expand the Racine facility stalled, the Frazier’s decided to expand the services of the Milwaukee center. The Northwest Family Activity and Events Center is, as its name describes, another way to provide dedicated service to Milwaukee families.
This totally modern, efficient, attractive facility furthers the Frazier’s tenured history of strengthening Milwaukee families through quality service, employment opportunities and an astute attention to detail and the needs of their cherished clientele and treasured families.
Many elected officials and community-thought leaders have been invited to welcome attendees and present their well-wishes for another successful venture by the Northwest Funeral Chapel family.