NETTIE MAE BOYD FAISON was born on May 23, 1927, in Littleton, North Carolina, to the late Robert Boyd, Sr. and Sallie Harris Boyd. She peacefully departed this earthly life on Saturday, September 19, 2015, in the serenity of her home in Littleton, North Carolina.
During her early life, Nettie accepted Christ, was baptized, and became a long-time member of the Mt. Gilliam Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina. She later joined her husband and children in membership at St. Anna’s Episcopal Church in Littleton, North Carolina, where she was an active participant.
Nettie was married for forty seven years to John Roscoe Conklin Faison, Jr. who preceded her in death. This union was blessed with two sons and one daughter. Her sons, John “Johnny Boy” and Larry also preceded her in death.
Nettie was educated in the Halifax County Public School System, and she graduated from the former McIver High School with the class of 1945. She later attended Halifax Community College in Weldon, North Carolina, to study Nutrition. She retired from Halifax County Schools as the Manager of the Child Nutrition Program at McIver Elementary School, and was also the owner of Faison’s Café in Littleton.
Nettie was a homemaker, caretaker, and mother of her children, as well as, her grandchildren. She enjoyed fishing, sewing, gardening, traveling, and dining out. Her life was an example of success and happiness through love, faith, perseverance, hard work and commitment to family. She touched the lives of many in very special ways and was highly respected and admired. Her strength and longevity are symbols of her steadfast family devotion and unity.
Those remaining to forever share the legacy of her love and treasure the precious memory of her life are her devoted daughter, Shirmaine Baltimore (Edward ) of Gainesville, VA; her grandchildren, Lori Mercer (Justin) of Lynchburg, VA, Shari Faison of New Bern, NC, Sierra Baltimore of Durham, NC (NCCU), and Allen Baltimore of Atlanta, GA (Morehouse College); her great-grandchildren, Justin “Charlie”, Kellan “Buster”, and Sarah of Lynchburg, VA; her siblings, Evelyn Faison of Norfolk, VA, Annie Williams of Temple Hills, MD, Mary Bryant of Fort Washington, MD, Robert Boyd, Jr. of Norfolk, VA, Alma Black of Fayetteville, NC, Madeline Boyd of Washington, DC, Gary Boyd of Littleton, NC, Doretha Wilkins (Wayne) of Columbia, MD, and Linda Dowtin of Roanoke Rapids, NC; ; her daughter-in-law, Ophelia Gould-Faison of Littleton, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at the Mt. Gilliam Baptist Church in Littleton. A wake will be held from 11:00 A.M. until the funeral hour. The Pastor, Rev. John Rooks, will deliver the eulogy, and entombment will take place at the Boyd Family Cemetery in Littleton.