Milton Faison

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Milton G. Faison
DREWRYVILLE—Milton Gordon Faison, died July 16, 2009.
He was the son of the late John Jr. and Esther Faison, was born Feb. 27, 1923, in Greensville County.
He was preceded in death bv his son, Michael Faison; his sisters, Esther Halstead and Agatha Hill; and brothers, Parker, John and Garland Faison.
Mr. Faison married Juanita Baker on Aug. 3,1947 and to this union one son, Michael Gordon, was born.
He moved his family to Southampton County in 1963.
His Christian experience began earlv in his life at Mars Hill Baptist Church where he served faithfully as a member of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer of the Men’s Ministry.
He was a dedicated, active tind productive member of the churchthrought his lifetime. He attended regularly until illness prevented his doing so.
He was a graduate of Greensville County Training School and attended St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville.
He was an accomplished farmer, landowner, entrepreneur and successful businessman.
He was recognized for his achievements with numerous awards, accolades, appointments, including the 1966 Champion Peanut Producer in Southampton County.
He was an active and committed community leader.
He served as a member of the Southampton County Planning Commission for 30 years, 1969-1999.
He was formerly affiliated with the NAACP.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Baker Faison: one daughter, Curlen Lee of Upper Marlboro, Md: one daughter-in-law, Dr. Karen P. Faison of Emporia; four grandchildren, Robin Harvey (Rainier) of Windsor Mills, Md., Dr. M. Omar Faison (Jennifer) of Midlothian, Adrian F. Merritt (Kofi) of Newport News and Michael James Faison, Esq. of Emporia; six great-grandchildren; devoted friends and caretakers, Garland and Mary Garrett; and many devoted nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.