JEFFERSON - Ellen Gaskins Faulkner, 97, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013.
She was born in Berrien County, Nashville, Ga., the daughter of the late Lacey Leon and Tennessee Vickery Gaskins. She lived in the community, along with her husband, Carson Daniel Faulkner until 1948, when they moved from their farm and purchased Willacoochee Cash Store. They later added The Fabric Shop and operated both businesses until retirement in 1982. Carson Faulkner passed away in 1984. Mrs. Faulkner remained in Willacoochee until 1991. With much prayer and God's guidance, she moved from the communities that she loved so dearly, to Lawrenceville, to be near her daughters and family. In 2006 she moved again with family to Jefferson.
She was a member of Riverside Missionary Baptist Church in Nashville, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carson Daniel Faulkner; sisters Tishie Vickers, and Ila Mae Crosby; brothers, Roy Gaskins, Preston Gaskins, Leon Gaskins, and Manning Gaskins; and two great-grandchildren, Daniel Madison Goza, and Carson Mackenzie Lisle.
Survivors include daughters, Jenetta Lisle and Brenda Armstrong, and son-in-law Wayne Lisle, all of Jefferson; grandchildren, Dareyl Wayne Lisle and wife Sallie, Jennifer Lisle Goza and husband Lee, and Ellen Lisle Semones and husband David; and 15 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers locally, donations may be made to Faith Baptist Church Missionary Fund, PO Box 427, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 9, at 1 p.m. The body will lie in state from 12 to 12:45 p.m. at Riverside Missionary Baptist Church in Nashville, Ga. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
Please join the family immediately following the service for visitation, hugs and memories, light refreshments and video of the life and times of the Faulkner family.
In Nashville, flowers are welcome, donations may be made to Riverside Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 707, N. Jackson Street, Nashville, GA or to The Bennie Gaskins Foundation (supports Missionaries in Haiti to spread the gospel of Jesus and feed and clothe), 4607 Hwy. 112 S., Bridgeboro, GA 31705.
Evans Funeral Home Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com