Lois Black Faison, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, died peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday (Jan. 8, 2019) in Nashville 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, George (Beth) Faison of Decatur, Ala., and Rob Faison of Nashville; 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 and Lisa Peeler; and 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 will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be at 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. 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. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Faison.

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