Sen. Faulk’s Mother Dies, Aged 82

From an email distributed by Sen. Mike Faulk:
Rosella Dykes Faulk
(March 23, 1930 – July 5, 2012)
(Kingsport, TN – July 5, 2012) Rosella Dykes Faulk, age 82, of Kingsport, TN passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012 at her home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Faulk was born in Hawkins County, and lived in Church Hill most of her life before moving to Kingsport in 1984. She was a member of the Bellevue Christian Church, and a member of the Genealogy Society. She also was a longtime member and former chairman of the Church Hill Rescue Squad Crewets.
She is preceded in death by her husband; Loy G. Faulk, her parents; Carson & Lurlie Jones Dykes. Step-Son; Don Faulk, four brothers and one sister.
Survivors include two sons; Senator Mike Faulk of Kingsport, Greg Faulk and Carrie of Memphis, Daughter; Kathy King and husband, Dave of Piney Flats, Step-son; Loy Kenneth Faulk and wife, Shirley of Blountville. Grandchildren; Katy Faulk, Andy Faulk, Miko Faulk, Michael Faulk, Michelle Faulk, Ashley Penley and Alex King. Step-grandchildren; Kenneth Faulk, Chris Faulk, Rene Winkle, Diane Marshall, and Donnie Faulk. several step-great grandchildren. Brothers, Jerry Dykes of Surgoinsville, Leo Dykes of Church Hill, and Randall Dykes of Rogersville, one sister; Mary Housewright of Church Hill.
Postscript: “Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” –
Henry Van Dyke
My family and I give thanks to all who have expressed sympathy & love! Moreover, we are grateful you have joined with us in celebrating the life well-lived by my little mama, Rosie.
Even in her passing from this life last Thursday, she lived out a sermon on dying with dignity. As someone said at the funeral home, she was a steel magnolia – tough as steel and sweet as the bloom of a magnolia.
Mike Faulk

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