Frederick Alvarious Miles, son of Cora Edythe Taylor Miles and the late Frederick Augustus Miles, M.D. was born on August 20, 1961 in Freiburg ion Breisgau, Germany and departed this life on March 18, 2013 at 4:15 pm in Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan. Frederick was baptized at an early age by the late Reverend C. Hardy Jones and joined the Amity Baptist Church where he maintained his membership. The Baptist Church of the Redeemer in Brooklyn, New York, became his away-from-home church until he moved to Manhattan. He then attended Caanan Baptist Church of Christ. Frederick received his elementary and high school education in the New York Public School System. He graduated from Long Island University, Brooklyn campus in 1986 with a B.A. degree in Political Science. Frederick was a Cub Scout and a Boy’s Scout. For his collection badge he collected autographs from people that he admired – politicians’, political activists, sport figures, entertainers, family members, and friends. He attended the Boy’s Scout summer camp and the UCP summer camp. He enjoyed visiting places of interest in the city – sport arenas, musicians, the botanical gardens, zoos, etc. He was an avid sports fan – favorite teams were the New York Mets, New York Jets and the New York Knicks. He did volunteer work at Medgar Evers College and the Bellevac Hospital. He enjoyed traveling. His college graduation present was a trip to his birthplace to visit family friends. (He made the trip with just his personal attendant accompanying him.) In 2001 he planned a cross country trip by van to visit his brother in Los Angeles. He took a northern route going and a southern route for returning. His very first stop was the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. He was an advocate for the Disabled. Frederick had an infectious smile which helped him to make friends easily. He was very witty and had a sense of humor. He faced his many challenges with courage and dignity. He did not complain nor say “can’t” rather “there must be another way”. He always said “thank you” for every assistance – large or small. Frederick was a life member of the Grand Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., life member of Province Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. member of the Brooklyn Long Island Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and a life member of the Disabled in Action Club. Frederick is survived by his mother, Cora Edythe of Brooklyn, New York; his brother Rev. Andre of Los Angeles, California; two uncles, Wesley C. Taylor of South Hill, Virginia and Gilbert C. Taylor, Sr. of Washington, D.C. two aunts, Hortense W. Harris and Clara J. Taylor of South Hill, Virginia; a host of cousins, Alfreda of Takoma Park, Maryland, Charles Jr., of South Hill, Virginia, Gilbert, Jr. of Richmond, Virginia, the Thomas Gordy cousins of Los Angeles, California, the Patrick Miles cousins of Grand Rapid, Michigan, Harry Thomas of Arkansas; special people Miss Rena, Aunt Annie, the entire UCP Staff of one River Place, #906 Manhattan; Philip Bennett, Kurl Smith, Roy rogers, and his special guardian Godmother Pastor Williams.
As we saluted his late father, so say we to Frederick “Goodnight sweet prince and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest” The Family