After several months of declining health, Faye Fore Puckett went home to her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. She is survived by her daughter, Audrey (Mike Church); son, Mark (Alice); grandchildren, Sam Church (Alice), Chelsie Novitske (Dylan), Andy/Dayna Puckett (Deanna), and Lindsey Puckett (Kyle Sterry); great-grandchildren, Sawyer Michael and Aubree Paige Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Green Puckett; stepson, Aubrey Alan Puckett; parents, Tom and Maggie Fore; siblings, Arden, Enia Mae, Edith, Bob, and Thelma Ann; and great-grandchildren, Aubrey Michael and Adaline Belle Church.
Born on a snowy April morning in 1928 in a coal mining town in Harlan County, KY, Faye graduated from London (KY) High School and went on to become a registered nurse, graduating from Johnston Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Abingdon (VA). Her first jobs were as an operating room nurse in San Antonio and Cincinnati. She came to Keysville in 1953 when she and Aubrey married and spent the next several decades as wife, mother, and homemaker. She returned to nursing in the early 1970s, first as plant nurse for Burlington Industries in Drakes Branch and then as a public health nurse for the Charlotte County Health Department, a position that she held until her retirement in 1993. When she retired, she, her sister-in-law, and two friends went on a grand six-week road trip out west with Faye driving because she was the youngest of the four!
Faye was an avid baseball and softball fan, especially if a family member was on the field. If anyone wanted to know the score at Mark, Sam, or Chelsie’s game, all they had to do was ask Faye because she always kept score. One of her great interests was genealogy, and she traced her family and Aubrey’s back many generations.
Faye was a quiet fighter, surviving numerous bouts with cancer, a kind soul, and a friend to many. She volunteered with the American Cancer Society, went on a mission trip to Mexico, and was a loyal member of Ash Camp Baptist Church, participating regularly in church activities until her health prevented her from doing so.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 31, 2022, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in the Childrey Baptist Church Cemetery, Nathalie, VA. Donations in her memory may be made to Ash Camp Baptist Church or to a charity of your choice. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home of Keysville, VA, is respectfully serving the family.

Condolence Messages

  1. Robbie D. Pryor

    30 March 2022 8 months ago

    Audrey and family, so sorry to learn of your mother’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you comfort and peace. My love to all.

    Robbie D. Pryor

  2. Cammie Puckett

    30 March 2022 8 months ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to all.

  3. Frieda Whirley

    31 March 2022 8 months ago

    So sorry to hear of Mrs. Pucketts death. She was always so kind, friendly and jolly. She once told me that when she retired, she stopped wearing a watch. I adopted this practice at my own retirement. As all nurses know, a watch is a must. May she rest in peace. Her time in heaven has begun. Prayers for comfort during this time of grief. May God Bless you all.

  4. Augusta Carwile

    31 March 2022 8 months ago

    So sorry to hear about Faye’s death. She was such a kind friend and Christian lady. She always enjoyed catching up on news especially about Ash Camp whenever I delivered her our Sunday church service CD. I will miss our visits. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Augusta Carwile

  5. Henry Womack

    31 March 2022 8 months ago

    Audrey and family, so sorry to hear about your mom. Remember the good times and know she is in Heaven looking down on you. My prayers are with you.

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