Camilla Elam Frost was the third oldest child of seventeen born to the late John Andrews Elam and Annie Kate Tutt Elam in Lincolnton, Georgia. She was born on August 23, 1936 and joined the Mulberry CME Church at the age of seven. She attended the Mulberry CME Church Elementary School and graduated from Lucy Laney High School in Augusta, Georgia.
She relocated to Miami, Florida in February of 1964 where she met the love of her life while on vacation, Mr. Lon Frost, Sr.
They were joined in Holy Matrimony on January 8, 1966 and gave birth to two children: Onita Elam and Lon Frost, Jr. Camilla joined Greater St. Paul AME Church under the Pastorship of Rev. Temperance E. Wright in June of 1968. After joining, she became a member and served many ministries including: the Debra Circle, Carillonaires Choir, F.A. Allen Gospel Chorus, Choir #2, Mass Choir and Women’s Missionary Society where she served as Secretary for many years. Under the leadership of Rev. Frank A. Allen, she was asked to be Supervisor for the Singing Angels Choir and served as Superintendent of Sunday School. She picked up children in the Grove to ensure sure they got to church services and choir rehearsals. She was the Assistant Supervisor of the YPD’ers and helped with sales for both the Singing Angels and Choir #2. She was still active with the James M. Darling Lay Organization, Women’s Missionary Society and Feeding Ministry.
She furthered her education by attending Miami Dade Community College and Nova Southeastern University in Special Education. She worked at the Merrick Educational Center until her retirement in 2001. Her hobbies included singing, cooking, and helping others.
Camilla was preceded in death by her parents John Andrews and Annie Kate Tutt Elam, loving husband Lon Frost, Sr., and siblings Nathaniel “Snoot” Elam (oldest brother), Benjamin Elam, Ella Maude Elam, Onnie Dell Elam and Annie Lou Elam.
Treasured memories will forever live in the hearts of her children and siblings: Daughter, Onita Elam; Son, Lon Frost, Jr. and Niece/Daughter Odessa Elam all of Miami, FL; Brothers, John A. (Hallie) Elam, Henry Lee (Gloria) Elam and Clifford Elam, all of Miami, FL; Earl Elam, Carl (Mary) Elam all of Lincolnton, GA; Carey (Tracy) Elam, Augusta, GA and Harry (Carolyn) Elam, Grovetown, GA; Sisters, Cora Sue (Cedric) Smith of Valdosta, GA, Rosezelle Elam, Lula Belle (George) Beard and Laura Belle Elam all of Lincolnton, GA, and Carol Elam of Miami, FL; Nieces Pamela (Cecil) Tatum, Houston, TX and Odessa Elam of Miami, FL; Nephews Bernard (Lisa) Elam of Clermont, FL and Otis (Joyce) Elam of Athens, GA; A Special Aunt Mrs. Willie Mae Elam of Lincolnton, GA; God Son, Jovell Nance of South Carolina; God Daughter, Volanda Ogletree; Special Friends Loucetta Fair, Lou Ellen Washington, Virginia Brown, Emma Blakely, Louise Williams, Rosa Williams and Jimmie Ingrahm all of Miami, FL and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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