RALEIGH -Lenward “Len” Anthony Faison, was born on July 9, 1955 to the late Robert Lee Faison and Pearlene Miller Faison. He grew up in Kenansville, NC, attending E.E. Smith Elementary School and graduating from James Kenan High School in 1973.
In 1974 Len joined the United States Navy, serving his country for a total of 20 years and retiring honorably on December 22, 1995. He traveled extensively with the military, making friends in Key West, FL, Bermuda, Wales, Point Sur, CA, Dam Neck, VA, Guam and the Philippines. After retiring from the Navy, Len made his home in Virginia Beach before joining Lockheed Martin in 1996. He toured the Pacific Ocean, completing assignments in locations such as Japan and Hawaii, retiring in 2005. In 2011, Len settled in Raleigh, NC to be closer to his medical team as he battled renal failure.
Len transitioned at Wake Med Hospital in Raleigh on Monday, June 18th at approximately 3:00 am. He is survived by one sister, Linda D. Faison of Raleigh, NC, one niece, Crystal Faison-Mitchell (Travis) of Atlanta, GA, a beloved great aunt Nina (Miller) Belton of Kenansville, NC, and a host of 1st and 2nd cousins. A memorial service with military honors will be held on
Saturday, July 14th
JB Rhodes Funeral Home
195 Kenansville Hwy
Warsaw, NC 28398
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I am so sorry for your loss. The world has lost a very good man. I can't wait to see his mischievous grin on the side. Fair winds and following seas with you friend.
Submitted by Thank Williams on Jun 22 2018 02:58:55 AM
Condolences to the family...
May the God of comfort (2Co 1 : 3,4) bring you comfort at this difficult time.
Submitted by T. Mc on Jun 21 2018 09:10:08 PM
My heart goes out to you and family at the lost of your brother. May God bless you and strengthen you And give
YOU peace .Much love to you.Lit
Submitted by Hattie Smith on Jun 21 2018 08:22:43 PM
Pamela W. Faison JKHS class of 1973 lit a candle for Lenward Faison
Pamela W. Faison JKHS class of 1973 lit a candle on Jun 20 2018 09:19:10 AM
Jame Kenan class of 1973 lit a candle for Lenward Faison
Jame Kenan class of 1973 lit a candle on Jun 19 2018 08:34:47 PM
Rest easy my classmate CLASS OF 1973 JAMES KENAN
Submitted by Jimmie Hicks of Bowden N c on Jun 19 2018 03:49:58 PM
I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. Death is always hurtful because Almighty God never intended it. [ Genesis 2:17] But he is a God of love [1 John 4:8,10] and sent his son the we may have an opportunity to be reunited with our love ones. [John 5:28,29] then there will be no more tears because of the death of our love ones.
.[ Revelations 21:4] Death will be a thing of the pass. I hope these words will ease some of your pain. There is also more comforting scriptures found on the websight jw.org.
Submitted by Vernell on Jun 19 2018 11:07:45 AM
Take the SOC watch my SURTASS Brother Mr. Lenny Faison, I can remember the many days we sailed together on USNS Prevail and having fun in Glasgow Scotland, Hawaii, and Norfolk Va. I know you have the Angles above laughing and smiling. My heart pours out to the family. Thank you Lenny for being a shining light in my life. You will be truly missed my friend. Rest in Peace. We will meet again.
Love you my brother!!
Submitted by Charlie B on Jun 19 2018 08:04:40 AM
God strengthens us by giving us "the power beyond what is normal" to make it through each passing day. Psalm 46:1 says: "God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress". Nahum 1:7; God "is a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
Submitted by Rachel Morton on Jun 19 2018 12:57:27 AM
Sorry For Your loss
Jesus Loves Me
You Are Special
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