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Faye Booth McAbee

July 18, 1933 — February 4, 2024

Jackson, TN

Faye Booth McAbee, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, peacefully entered her heavenly home on Sunday, February 4, 2024, in the care of Bells Nursing and Rehab.

She was born on July 18, 1933, in Brownsville, TN, to Albert L and Mildred Brown Booth who cherished her from the moment she entered this world. Faye's life was filled with love, laughter, and a passion for making lasting memories with her family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Bennie Ray Lovelace and later C.B. McAbee and son, Larry Ray Lovelace.

In her professional career at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, Faye dedicated herself for over twenty-five years to their Telecommunications department. Her commitment to her work exemplified her strong work ethic and genuine care for others.

Beyond the office walls, Faye was known for her entertaining personality. She had a gift for making people feel welcome and cherished in her home. Friends would gather regularly - their laughter could be heard echoing throughout the house. Faye truly believed that life was best lived surrounded by loved ones.

When she wasn't hosting memorable get-togethers or working hard at the hospital, Faye had a few favorite pastimes that brought her joy. She delighted in knitting and crocheting exquisite pieces with love and dedication. It was through these handicrafts that she expressed her creativity and made numerous cherished items for those she held dear. She also showed her love for Jesus through her bread making. She loved making sourdough bread and sharing it with friends and neighbors.

In addition to knitting and crocheting, Faye found solace in the pages of countless books she devoured throughout her life. The Bible was her favorite book and she read from it every day and read it through in a year over and over. Reading was certainly one of her favorite pastimes.

Above all else, Faye's heart belonged to Jesus and her commitment to her family and friends. She treasured every moment shared with them and took pride in being a devoted mother and grandmother. She is survived by daughters, Lisa Collins of Jackson, TN and Lynn Foster-Culp and her husband Donnie of Jackson, TN were blessed to call Faye their mother. She is also survived by sister, Betty Waller of Jackson, TN. She is survived by nieces, Brenda Mahan and Beth Howard and nephew, Bradley Booth.

Faye's legacy extends to her grandchildren - Laura, Lee, Lindsey, and Ben. Affectionately known to many as MaFaye, she was there to celebrate their achievements and provide unwavering support in their endeavors, as well as five great grandchildren: Zadyn, Zakary, Zoe, Maddie and Michael. Their lives were forever enriched by her wisdom and affection.

SERVICES:  In honoring Faye’s life a celebration will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Arrington Funeral Directors.  Entombment will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

The family will be receiving friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2024, and continuing until the service time at 2:00 p.m.

Faye's memory will forever live on in our hearts. She taught us the importance of  loving like Jesus, fun and laughter, and creating precious moments with those we hold dear. In honoring her life, let us carry her spirit forward by cherishing our loved ones and embracing each day with joy and warmth.

Arrington Funeral Directors,148 W. University Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305


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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Arrington Funeral Directors and Crematory

148 W University Pkwy, Jackson, TN 38305

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