The eleventh of fourteen children, Wanda Faye Stephens was born December 27, 1952 to the late General G.W. Stephens and Louise (Simpson) Stephens. She departed from earthly life on November 29, 2021.
Faye graduated from Newark Central High School after attending J.W. Seabrook Elementary, Armstrong High School, and Cape Fear High School. She attended Sampson Community College majoring in Criminal Justice. She earned certifications as Forklift Operator and Bartender from Fayetteville Technical College. In addition, she was Notary Public certified at Rocky Mount Community College.
Growing up working on the farm, Faye picked cotton, harvested tobacco in all aspects, picked blueberries, strawberries, and cucumbers. Faye’s legitimately first paid job was as a cashier at a small cosmetic store in New Jersey. She also worked at Dillon-Beck Manufacturing while residing in New Jersey. Upon returning to North Carolina, she worked as a cashier at Piggly Wiggly in Roseboro, Rohm Haas Company until the plant shut down, Manager at Quick Stop convenient store, Texfi Industries, Inc, Abbott Laboratories, T.J Maxx, Walmart, DuPont, Goodyear Tire Manufacturing, Short Stop convenient store, and Cape Fear Valley Hospital.
Faye leaves behind a son, Linwood Jer’rode and wife Natasha; two grandchildren Mario and Keosha; four great grandchildren; siblings Milton (Zina), Beverly and Connie (Perry); brother-nephew Angelo (Yvette); sister-niece Rye (Thomas); sisters-in-laws Lillian and Emma; Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In addition to her parents, Faye is also preceded in death by six brothers; Gene, Tim, Sonnie, Roy, Robbie, and Dexter; and four sisters; Heather, DeAngle, Mary Ann, and Glenda.
Memorial Service will be Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 12 noon at Butler & Son Funeral Home's Chapel in Roseboro, NC.
Masks are required to attend memorial service.
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