Ethel Faye Poe, 93, of Hendersonville, Tenn, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
Faye was a spirited, funny, and feisty Texas woman whose practical jokes and abundant hospitality turned everyone she met into family.
She was born in 1927 and was raised in the heart of Texas. Faye worked many jobs throughout her life, from picking cotton and serving as a roller-skating carhop, to working as a riveter at Vought Aerospace where she met her beloved husband of 53 years, "Al." She raised three children of her own, though she served as an honorary mother to countless more. She loved crafting, decorating, arranging flowers, and making jewelry. Her reputation for hospitality was almost as legendary as her famous chocolate pie. Her home was frequently a gathering place for many in the community, both young and old.
Faye was a woman of great faith, and was heavily involved in the ministry of the church. She ministered through home-cooked meals, counseled many weary souls, cared for newborns and their mothers, held the hands of dying loved ones, and was always a part of wedding and baby showers for those in her circle.
Faye leaves behind a life well-lived, but steps into an eternity of joy that brings hope to us all. She will be sorely missed, but her legacy of love will last forever in our hearts.
Faye was preceded in death by her husband, Marion "Al" Poe; son, Dana Robb Poe; parents, Claude and Tuppy Slone; brother, James Slone (Melba); sister, Betty McMillan (Oles); brother, Billy Slone; sister, Mildred Slone; brother-in-law, Ken Doyle.
She is survived by her sister, Rose Doyle; brother, Jack Slone (Elane); son, Don Lindley (Ruth Ann); daughter, Paula Poe (Rick); grandson, Eric Murrell (Lauren); great-grandkids, Jovie and Jack Murrell; numerous beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Long Hollow Baptist Church (Hendersonville), or Alive Hospice (Nashville).