Nancy Faye Kirkman

Nancy Faye Kirkman

<p>Nancy Faye Hall Kirkman &ndash; Better known as Faye, Mom, Granny, or as Granny Faye to every kid she ever met.&nbsp; A kid at heart herself, she never met a child she didn&rsquo;t love, and kids took immediately to her too.&nbsp; And baby dolls? &ndash; there had better be one under the Christmas tree for her -- every year!&nbsp; Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Elwood &ldquo;Shorty&rdquo; Kirkman, parents Belva &amp; Eugene Hall, brothers Kenneth and Wade, sister June Cox, sons Jimmy and Jack (Tami), daughter Johanna, and grandson Eric Kirkman.&nbsp; She is survived by 1 sister, Sherron McNabb (John), sons Bennie (Phyllis) and Gene (Linda), and daughter Kim (Linda), 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and we don&rsquo;t have fingers to count the nieces and nephews &ndash; all of them special to Faye.&nbsp; Faye was born in Leaksville, NC (re-named Eden), and moved to Amelia in 1951 with her husband as he looked for work at Camp Pickett.&nbsp; Her parents had moved to Amelia not long before.&nbsp; She was chiefly a mother and homemaker for her family of 6 children, but in later years became more involved in local activities.&nbsp; She was one of the first Sherriff&rsquo;s Office dispatchers and worked there until retirement.&nbsp; She was instrumental in founding the Amelia Emergency Squad Auxiliary, and again later working to reactivate the Auxiliary in 1983.&nbsp; &nbsp;Forever the clown, she and friend Claire Whitaker used to dress as clowns for parades and County Fairs.&nbsp; She also acted in several plays presented by an Amelia community group.&nbsp; She took Advanced First Aid Classes and rode calls with the Amelia Emergency Squad until the state increased its training requirements to EMT.&nbsp; &nbsp;She was always ready to help someone in need, and inquiring about her friends when she couldn&rsquo;t call or get out to see them.&nbsp; If anyone wants to remember Faye by memorial gift, the family suggests a donation to either the Amelia Emergency Squad, or to APAW (Amelia Patrons for Animal Welfare).&nbsp; Private services and burial will take place at Piedmont Baptist Cemtery.&nbsp; Please consider signing the register book on line in lieu of signing at the funeral home.&nbsp;</p>
May 3, 1930 - June 1, 202005/03/193006/01/2020
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