Mrs. Lois Black Faison, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt, died peacefully surrounded by family on January 8, 2019 in Nashville, TN at the age of 82. Known affectionately as Hankie, Mrs. Faison’s vivacity and charm made an impression on everyone she encountered. Born on April 6, 1936 in Harrisburg, PA to the late Colonel Robert Wesley Black, Jr. and Marion Thacker Black, she led an adventurous life driven by infectious curiosity and a grand sense of humor. She loved to travel, especially with her grandchildren; and her thirst for knowledge led her across the globe. Well-read, generous, and gregarious, she loved to make people laugh and could effortlessly put people at ease. She belonged in the spotlight and was a fantastic storyteller. She was a longtime member of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, a caring leader in the community, a fantastic Southern cook, and great supporter and enthusiast of the arts.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Joe Faison; sons, Jody (Megan) Faison of Brentwood, TN, George (Beth) Faison of Decatur, AL, and Rob Faison of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, Joseph Faison, IV, Elizabeth (Phillip) Clifton, Kate Faison, Sam Faison, Jack Faison, Elisa Faison (Wil Heflin), Emily Faison (Jordan Lee), Eva Marie Faison, Pete Faison, and Rebecca Faison; great grandson Hank Clifton; nieces, Jill Kreifels, Mandy Tucker, Laura Briggs, Lisa Peeler; nephew John Alter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Susan Black Briggs and Judy Black Alter, and her beloved dog Sweet Pea.
Funeral Service for Mrs. Faison will be conducted at 1 PM on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be at 11 AM until time of service at 1 PM on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library, P.O. Box 61, Fayetteville, TN 37334, or St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church at PO Box 150, Fayetteville, TN 37334.