FAYE H. PATE
Oct. 23, 1950-Oct. 16, 2012
DEEP RUN -- Faye Howell Pate, 61, Deep Run, received her heavenly reward Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.
Faye was born Oct. 23, 1950, in Wayne County to Nellie Howell Jackson and the late Rev. Marvin Ray Howell.
Faye cherished and adored her family. She looked forward to Wednesday evening family time and cooking for her family. Playing with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren was always a highlight of family gatherings.
Faye accepted the Lord into her life in February 2010, and was an active member of Kinston First Pentecostal Holiness Church. She enjoyed being a church greeter, and was active in the Women's Circle. Faye enjoyed trips to the beach.
A woman of strong faith, Faye lived for her Lord, family and helping others in need.
This past year Faye was recognized as "Mother of the Year" by WNCT Radio.
A service of remembrance will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at 7 p.m. at First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Interment will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in LaGrange.
Mrs. Pate is survived by her husband of 45 years, Thomas Leon Pate; three children, Thomas Leon Pate Jr. and wife, Karen, of Seven Springs, Angela Faye Pate Eubanks and husband, Eddie, of Kinston and Treva Dale Pate Hill and husband, Scotty, of Kinston; mother, Nellie Howell Jackson of Goldsboro; seven grandchildren, Michael, Tyler, Steven and wife, Adrienne, Justin, Travis, Jordan and Landon; two great-grandchildren, Lee and Ella; two sisters, Sharon Thomas of Fuquay-Varina and Dean Corbett and husband, Johnny of Winterville; half brother, Joel Howell of Goldsboro; and stepmother, Nancy Howell of Goldsboro.
In addition to her father, Faye was preceded in death by a brother, David Paul Howell, and a brother-in-law, the Rev. Richard Thomas.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening following the service, and at other times it will be at the home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com.
Memorials may be made to First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 711 Phillips Drive, Kinston, N.C., 28504, or the American Cancer Society, 930A Wellness Drive, Greenville, N.C., 27834.
Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home of LaGrange.
Published in Obituaries on October 17, 2012 1:48 PM