Mrs. Georgia Mae Faw, age 90 passed away surrounded by her loving family after an extended illness on January 1, 2020. Georgia was born on September 26, 1929 in Wilkes County to George Odell and Ella Mae Day Moore. She lived in the Brushy Mountain Community of Wilkes County her entire life with the exception of a short time when she and husband, John Winfred Faw, lived in Blowing Rock, NC when they first married.
Georgia was preceded in death by her parents, George “Odell” and Ella Moore, a brother, Paul Moore, a sister, Altha Lee McNeil, an infant brother, Howard, and her husband, John Winfred Faw. Georgia is survived by her children, Anita Crunk (Sid) of Moravian Falls, NC, Richard Faw and longtime companion, LouAnn Thompson, of Kannapolis, NC. She is also survived by her granddaughters, Sarah Brame (Phillip) of Winston-Salem, NC, Emily Crunk of Concord, NC, Tamara Faw of Wilkesboro, NC, and Tesha Hammonds (Chris) of North Wilkesboro, NC, a brother, Jack Moore, of Yadkinville, NC, and 7 great grandchildren.
A native of Wilkes County, NC she and her husband, John Winfred Faw, married on July 9, 1946 and were married 61 years prior to his death on September 22, 2007. She would often joke that her age was the only lie she ever told since John was her sweetheart throughout his time serving in World War II and they got married as soon as he was discharged from the army, going to York, SC to elope when she was 16 years old. They lived for a time in Blowing Rock shortly after they were married but came back to Wilkes County to build their home in the 1950s. Georgia wanted children more than anything and God blessed her with two, a son and daughter.
Georgia wanted to be a stay-at-home mom when her children were young but, upon her youngest child starting school at Wilkesboro Elementary School, Georgia began employment in the Wilkesboro School Cafeteria and worked there throughout the entire time her children were in school. Since cooking for others was the highlight of her life, she began work at the Northwestern Bank Cafeteria after her youngest child graduated from high school. When the bank cafeteria closed, she then began work at the Cottage House Restaurant and ended her employment years at Lowes Midtown Plaza in the deli. She left public employment to babysit her daughter’s two children which Georgia always said was the best job she ever had. Since John and Georgia’s home was always the place for her children’s friends to “hang out” when they were young, Georgia enjoyed the same with her grandchildren and had some of their friends who stayed with her as well.
Georgia was an active member of New Hope Baptist Church in the Brushy Mountain Community as long as her health allowed. She loved attending church and her church family was important to her. Most importantly, she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and served him in many ways over her lifetime from playing the autoharp with her father playing guitar in her younger days to teaching Sunday school, working with Vacation Bible School, working with the Women’s Missionary Union, helping to prepare meals and chaperoning youth trips, among other things.
With two heart attacks in the summer of 2016 started the decline of her health and she lived at home with assistance until July 2018 when she went to Villages of Wilkes Traditional Living. There she made friends who will always be dear to the heart of her family.
Funeral Services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 5, 2020 at New Hope Baptist Church in the Brushy Mtn. Community with Rev. Michael Blevins, Rev. Jonah Parker, and Rev. Scott Church officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 2:00 to 2:45 prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Wake Forest Baptist Health Hospice. 126 Executive Drive, Suite 110, Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697 or New Hope Baptist Church, 9134 Brushy Mtn. Road, Moravian Falls, N.C. 28654.
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Wake Forest Care at Home Hospice
126 Executive Drive Suite 110, Wilkesboro NC 28697
New Hope Baptist Church Moravian Falls New Hope Baptist Church Moravian Falls
9134 Brushy Mtn. Road, Moravain Falls NC 28654