Tillie Bell Faulk, affectionately known as Mother Faulk, born March 23, 1929, peacefully transitioned into eternal life on April 7, 2020, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Delaware. She was the daughter of the late Addison and Effie Burney of Kerr, North Carolina.
She had her early education at Sampson County Public Schools, in North Carolina. Tillie relocated to Baltimore, Maryland in her early twenties, where she began serving on the Usher’s Board Ministry at New St. Mark Baptist Church. Soon afterward, she met the love of her life, Thomas Faulk Sr. and together, they moved to Bridgeville, Delaware.
She began employment at Dulaney Foods in Bridgeville, Delaware, and from there she worked at Caroline Poultry in Federalsburg, Maryland. Later, she began working at Methodist Manor House as a Housekeeper, where she was loved by many staff and residents. Everyone loved to see Ms. Tillie and always knew that she would have a warm smile and an encouraging word. After twenty years of service at the Methodist Manor House, she retired. Yet, because of her love for people, she began working at First State Community Action, as a Senior Companion, where she assisted elderly individuals with their daily needs.
Mother Faulk was best known for her tight hugs. She was a faithful prayer warrior and a loyal member of her weekly prayer group. She was a committed member at Refugee Temple, located in Seaford, Delaware, where she was the leader of Saturday morning Prayer Ministry. She held on to her faith even when she became ill. She would often quote Isiah 53: 5, with her hands, raised, praising God for her healing. She also served as an usher and member of Tabernacle of Prayer, of Salisbury, Maryland, Maranatha Holistic Gospel Fellowship, Greenwood, Delaware, and United Deliverance Bible Center, Laurel, Delaware, where she was loved and cherished by many. She believed in winning souls for Christ and invited many to the church.
She leaves to cherish her memory, three devoted children: Jimmy Treadwell of Bridgeville, Delaware, Thomas (Polly) Faulk of Laurel, Delaware, and Lisa Edwards of Bridgeville, Delaware; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives and friends.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband: Addison Burney; a son: Stanley Burney; four siblings: Tommy Addison Burney, Ella Jean Green, Lula Mae Bradley, and William Henry Burney; two uncles; one aunt and three nephews.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; Henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day” 2 Timothy 4: 7-8.
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