Othello Owington Faison – 1930-2020

Othello Owington Faison – 1930-2020

OTHELLO OWINGTON FAISON, 89, transitioned on Monday, February 17, 2020. She was a retired public school teacher, secondary school administrator, and organist. Survivors include: Peter G. Faison, husband of 66+ years, three daughters, Adrianne Westbrook, Evelyn Johnson (James), Carla Faison; two sons, Raymond Faison, Lawrence Faison preceded her in death; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Lillie Bouie of Southfield, Michigan, and Cora Dunn of Seattle, Washington; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral will be at Bullock Temple C.M.E. Church on Friday, February 28, at 11 a.m. Services entrusted to Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home.

8 thoughts on “Othello Owington Faison – 1930-2020”

  • Prayers for family peace as you progress through the grief process. Let the love of Jesus bind you closer together..

  • RIP peace our beloved Queen, I didn’t understand the lessons then but I do now and I want to thank you also steering me in the right direction. You were one tough cookie! You are part of the blueprint that made me the woman I am today . Thank you to the family for sharing your jewel to some many children. My sincere condolences.
    Pamela Hightower Chambers

  • “Auntie was a unique and amazing women ! I enjoyed her tenacious personality and spunk. She had a lot of wisdom to share with/to anyone willing to absorb it. I will miss her and rest in the knowledge that all is well with her. My condolences to my Uncle Peter and to their children.

  • Mrs. Othello Faison taught and led by word and deed. An exemplary wife, mother, teacher, administrator, musician, and mentor ; she wore many hats and wore them well. Fruit does not fall far from the tree . I know those closest to her will carry on her sterling legacy. May the bridge of love connect you eternally, and may you find comfort in every warm memory.
    With sincerest sympathy,
    Edith and Clarence Washington,

  • You became a part of my life when I was a very small child in the old Bullock Temple CME Church where you began your journey as organist for the church. I am thankful for this blessing. The dear Lord in heaven blessed me with a voice (singing) and you saw the potential in my gift and you helped to nurture it. All I can say is my memories of you will be forever more and I am thankful for all you gave me.

  • While looking for a more-recent ob, I came across yours — Bless you, Mrs. Faison! And I know your time and svc spent at ‘the best HS this side of Heaven’ was greatly appreciated, including me! With love

  • Mrs. Faison gave me my first teaching job and I will be forever grateful. She was so encouraging and supportive and had a heart of gold.

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