Sunrise April 14, 1935 in New York, New York
Sunset February 17, 2022 in Palm Bay, Florida
Mary Louise (Watkins) Faucett was born in New York City on April 14, 1935 to Sarah and James Watkins. She was the sixth of seven children.
She married her childhood sweetheart Billy Joe Faucett in 1956 and they were together until his death in 1993. They both lived in New York City for many years and eventually relocated to Palm Bay, Florida in 1983.
Mary deeply loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a feisty soul, the life of any party and she never ever met a stranger. Her career was entirely based on helping people which lead her to work at Blue Cross and other health facilities. When she and Bill arrived in Florida they chose to attend the First Baptist Church of Melbourne and made it their home where she studied the word and taught Sunday school. She was an avid traveler who LOVED cruising, a creative cook and a professional shopper.
She will forever be remembered by her children Billy Joseph Faucett and daughter-in-law Dorothy; Jeneen Lynett Ryder and son-in-law Todd; her brother August Watkins (Susan); her in-laws Kezia (“Kay”) Faucett, Billie Jean Faucett, Richard Faucett, Judy Rivera; her grandchildren William T. Faucett (Sheena); Lawrence Faucett (Megan); Cheyanne Ryder (Najari) and Kiya Ryder; five great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews, her loyal girlfriends and a host of other people too numerous to list here.
Services will be held at Brownlee & Maxwell Funeral Home on March 5th, 2022.
from St Petersburg, FL wrote on March 17, 2022:
My heartfelt condolences to Jeneen & Family for your loss. Sleep In Heavenly Peace Mary.
from Statesville, NC wrote on March 5, 2022:
My dear Mary. You were the sister I never had. We lived our lives together from age 13. We traveled far & near and enjoyed every minute We debated ferociously over anything much to the chagrin of some. See you soon. SISTERS FOREVER
from Charlotte wrote on March 5, 2022:
You will be truest missed… Rest In Peace Aunt Mary
Love James Jr
from Palm Bay wrote on March 5, 2022:
Mary was such a loveable soul. She was known for her friendliness and gentle spirit. I met Mary at church and we became friends for many years. May she rest in peace with her beloved husband.
Beth Ryder Mullins
from Holt, MI wrote on March 5, 2022:
So sorry for the loss of Mary. Praying for comfort for entire family on this emotionally difficult day.
from Palm Bay wrote on March 4, 2022:
Mary and I met at First Baptist Church Melbourne. We became friends the minute we met and God gave us a beautiful friendship…’we are on this Journey together’, we would say to each other. Mary was my Bible study partner, my prayer warrior, my counselor! We laughed and talked ALOT! Mary was more than a friend to me and I miss her! Her journey continues on with her Lord and Savior! We rejoice for her, and we will grieve for her! She is now part of the great cloud of witnesses cheering the rest of us on in our faith!
My love and prayers are with her sweet family.
from Glendale wrote on March 4, 2022:
Prayers of strength and comfort to my cousins and the family during this most difficult time. Aunt Mary was a sweet and wonderful soul and will be missed.
from Melbourne wrote on March 3, 2022:
Condolences to the Fausett family.
from Waddell wrote on March 3, 2022:
I will miss you very much. I enjoyed talking to you on the telephone and hearing childhood stories involving you and your sister Helen (my mother). I wish that I could be in person to say goodbye and see my relatives. Know that you were so loved by me. You were always fun and definitely feisty to be around.
wrote on February 25, 2022:
My condolences to my other mother Jeneen and the family. Mrs. Mary was a sweetheart. She will be truly be missed.