Fredricka Schleifer

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Union City First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Tim Atkins officiating. Music will be provided by Delana Easley.
Interment will follow in East View Cemetery, with White-Ranson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be George Jennings, Ashton Jennings, Andrew Jennings, David James, David James II, Terry Petty and Brooks Dunlap. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Dunlap, Jimmy Jones, Newell Graham, Allen Nohsey and Jim Greer.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
The family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis or United Methodist Committee on Relief.
She had lived in Union City for 43 years and was raised in Tiptonville. She was born Dec. 24, 1943, in Memphis, daughter of Davy (Burnett) and Fred Robertson, who preceded her in death. Her sister, Davy Claudia (Robertson) Smith, also preceded her in death.
She had a passion for teaching and had served as adjunct professor of public speaking at the University of Tennessee at Martin for several years. Prior to that, she taught speech, drama and debate (oral interpretation) at Overton High School in Memphis. She was a member of Union City First United Methodist Church.
Fredricka loved her community and her family. She served on the City Beautiful Commission for 30 years, acting as chairman for many of those years. She was instrumental in restoring the original Leda and the Swan fountain in Kiwanis Park.
She was a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Colonists, Union City Arts Council, Ladies Luncheon Club, Humanities Council of West Tennessee, West Tennessee Women’s Medical Auxiliary, Junior Auxiliary (life member), Duplicate Bridge Club and the Symposium Club.
She graduated from the former Tiptonville High School and attended the former Memphis State University, earning her bachelor of arts degree in speech. She was also a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority at Memphis State.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Grover Ferdinand Schleifer III of Union City; and two daughters and the spouse of one, Davy Virginia and Warren Rainey of Huntingdon and Fredrica Rebecca Schleifer of Tampa, Fla.

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