Arlene Edwards Faison 82, of 800 Bethlehem Road passed away at home surrounded by her family on June 20, 2013. She was born in Wake County on May 16, 1931 to the late Odell Edwards and Patty Jones Edwards. Arlene graduated in 1949 from Knightdale High School. On February 15, 1953 she married her loving and devoted husband, James Roderic “Tink” Faison. For many years she worked in the data entry section of NC Department of Administration. As long as her health permitted she was a faithful member of Knightdale United Methodist Church.
Funeral Service: 3:00 pm, Sunday, June 23, 2013 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545 with Reverend George Pullium officiating. The Faison family will receive relatives and friends prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:45pm at the funeral home and other times at the Faison home. Private Entombment Service: Knightdale United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Surviving: Husband: Tink Faison; sons: Kenny Faison and wife, Carole of Knightdale, Jay Faison and wife, Kathy of Raleigh; daughter: Lisa Mitchell and husband, Charles of Knightdale; Grandchildren: April M. Berman, Kristen M. Lewis, Heather F. Cole, Joshua Faison, Evan Faison, Kayla Faison, Taylor Mitchell, Nikki Mitchell, and Emory Faison; Great-Grandchildren: James Cole, Haley Cole, Madison Faison, Braeton Faison, Camden Lewis, Carson Berman, Parker Lewis, Easton Lewis.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings, Pete “P.J.” Edwards, Whitey Edwards, Doris E. Haswell, Aubrey Edwards.
Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, DUMC, P. O. Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.poole funeral.com under Obituaries.