James Melvin Faison, Sr.
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James Melvin Faison, Sr.
  • January 10, 1932 - November 22, 2017
  • Yorktown, Virginia

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SSG James Melvin Faison, Sr., U.S.Army (Ret.), 85, of Yorktown, Virginia passed away on November 22, 2017.

He was born in Petersburg, Virginia, January 10, 1932. After retiring from the Army, he worked for the Civil Service at Fort Eustis and the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station. He was a Life Member of the VFW and the Military Order of the Cootie.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Strickland Faison; his children, Jimmy, John, Christine, and their families.

The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the funeral home with interment to follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens.

Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.