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Faye Johnston

Faye Delma Johnston

Thursday, October 23rd, 1952 - Friday, March 13th, 2020
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Faye Delma Johnston, known affectionately as "HONEY", was born in Jamaica Hospital in Queens, New York on October 23, 1951 to Delma and George Johnston. She was the first-born child from this union and the apple of her parents' eyes. Faye attended Public School 123, Shimer Junior High School , and John Adams High School in Queens, New York.
From an early age, Faye was always thinking of creative ways to make money and save money. Her very first business was launched in elementary school when Faye and her childhood friend, Nadine, sold plants grown in milk cartons. Faye's love of sewing came from her mother, Delma, and she sewed practically everything she wore for many years. In addition, those clothes rivaled the top fashions sold in exclusive stores!

Faye proved to be a hardworking, dedicated executive secretary for Caltex Petroleum, where she worked for 29 years. It was this employer that moved Faye and her son, Frank to Arlington, TX in 1982. Faye felt as though she was born-again Texas as she slowly lost her New York accent in favor of Southern gentleness.

Faye poured every ounce of her love, strength and wisdom into her only son, Frank. She taught him how to always study hard, look polished at all times, act well-mannered, set and meet life goals, and to love God. Faye was honored to be Honey to Frank's children, Taylour and CJ. She attended CJ's soccer games and relished in visiting CJ just before bedtime to tuck CJ in with a story and a treasured toy. Taylour and Honey were thick as thieves. Honey's main objective was to keep Taylour active and studious. She took Taylour to the library regularly, enrolled her in College for Kids, Girl Scouts, ballet, and gymnastics, and taught her how to sew. Honey was Taylour's biggest supporter. She attended every recital and even made Taylour's prom dress. How proud she was! She leaves Taylour with the knowledge to be a mannerable, successful young woman.

Faye was a loving and protective Big Sis to Kitty and Missy and a people person who loved making new friends and forming lasting bonds. She loved dropping in on her friends regularly to check up on them in person.

Faye believed in the power of positive thinking. She was Oprah Winfrey's number 1 fan! She kept VHS recordings of every single episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show. She was an avid reader of motivational books including authors Les Brown, Iyanla Vanzant, Joel Osteen, and Joyce Meyer. Faye was known to send inspirational texts at all hours of the day just to lift others' spirits and to stay connected to those who meant so much to her. Cancer never stopped Faye from spreading joy to others. She would end each telephone message with the words, "Make it a great day!"

Faye's greatest testimony of faith was her five-year battle with stage four uterine cancer. Her great strength and optimism kept her here longer that the odds predicted. She had cancer, but cancer never had her. As a proud member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. Faye found courage in seeking fellowship with others who were enduring life altering diseases.

For the last four years, Faye embarked on a new career path in funeral services, a longing she kept secret for most of her life. Mr. Major Williams took Faye under his wing and allowed her to find solace and purpose in her last few years of service. Faye went to work at Major Funeral Home on every day the Lord gave her the strength to get out of bed . There, Faye made another home as Lonnie and Mr. Major provided her with special accommodations to ensure her comfort as she returned to work after multiple rounds of chemotherapy and radiation.

On the morning of Friday, March 13, 2020, our Lord considered Faye's debt paid in full as He called her home to be one of His chosen.

Faye Delma Johnston is survived by her son, Frank, daughter-in-law Gwen, granddaughter Taylour, grandson, Cristian, sisters Donna "Kitty" and Michelle "Missy", cousins Basil Adbur Rahmaan, Nassar Rahmaan, Linda Burns and Anthony Burns and a host of dear friends considered as extended family
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    The Major Funeral Home & Chapel of Fort Worth
    Address
    9325 South Freeway
    FORT WORTH, TX 76140
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    Notes
    The Major Funeral Home & staff express our condolences to the family of Faye Johnston, she was one of our own attendants. Anyone wishing to pay their respects can do so Tuesday, March 24, 2020, by appointment 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Fort Worth location 9325 S. Freeway 76140. Please call the office (817) 568-0440 and you will be assigned/scheduled a time for viewing. RIH Ms Faye we all LOVE you!! Chaplin-Founding Pastor Bowman, Major Williams Sr., Barbara T. Williams, Annette Bowman, Lonnie Thomas, Cernoria Ford, , Duane Ford, Angela Maddox-Whigham, Tasha M. Tezeno, Demetrius Chatman, Shondra Lewis, Ken Hurst Sr., Kendra Mckinney, Kenneth E. McKinney Sr, Ebony Smart, Noni Lopez Ouellette, Stan Speeks, Willette Bowman, and Paulette Terrell.
  • Service

    Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Live Stream
    Address
    virtural
    Virtural, unknown
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    Notes
    https://www.mountolivebc.net/live-stream The church service is limited to immediate family members only
  • Interment

    Location
    PRIVATE - INFO
    Address
    PRIVATE
    Private, TX 76140
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Sharon Francis

Posted at 11:28pm
Think of her as living
In the hearts of those she touched
For nothing loved is ever lost
And she was loved so much.

Forever in our hearts


From: The Francis Family


TL Brown

Posted at 02:46am
I am deeply saddened by the lost of Mama Faye. Words cannot describe how deeply sorrowful i am concerning her transition however i am joyed. She was a fighter and she always had an encouraging word for me whenever we would talk. She and I worked together at Major Funeral Home below is a picture I took of her and Founding Pastor Bowman when we where doing a service at Mt Olive in Arlington. Be encouraged family Mama Faye was definitely an angel sent from the Lord. You have my prayers.
JB

Janet Behm

Posted at 03:17pm
I’m so saddened by Faye’s passing I was blessed to have known her for over 35 years. When I did live across the street we shared many good times and laughs. She seemed to enjoy my cooking and whenever I made something she liked I would always take some to her and she was so appreciative. Her spirit and smile was so much a part of her and I am so grateful to have experienced. She did not like yard work and one time she asked Jimmie to help her take a tree out in the front yard.....he hooked a rope to it and his truck and out it came...the look on her face was priceless! My Lisa and Frank went to school together and it all seems just like yesterday. Recently we compared our cancers and shared numerous inspirational messages. The Good Lord gained another Sweet Angel and has her in his arms....fly high! I pray for strength and peace for Frank and the family. I surely will miss “Honey” 🙏❤️🙏
LB

Lisa Behm

Posted at 01:32pm
Frank, my heart goes out to you and your family for the loss of your dear Mom. What an inspiration she was to all that new her. She never let her Cancer show when visiting her and she always remained very upbeat and positive, always full of utmost grace and kindness. I will forever cherish her glorious gift of love and light and will always remember her most beautiful smile and laugh. We shared many great times together, the most recent this past November at my home and I will forever be grateful for her presence in my heart and soul. She adored you and her precious grandbabies and always spoke of you all with such love and gratitude. May you be comforted in the many great memories you have and always know you are an amazing product and example of her. May you always carry on her legacy and let her love for you live in your heart always!
Love always, Lisa Behm
CB

Cedric Barnes

Posted at 01:23pm
My condolences to the family. Keep smiling Ms.Faye! Rest in Paradise.
Cedric Barnes
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