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St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens

701 W Virtue ST, Chalmette, LA

OBITUARY

Malcolm "Mickey" H. Faxon Sr.

January 14, 1931June 24, 2020
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Malcolm H. “Mickey” Faxon, Sr. Born January 14, 1931 in Rochester NY, Malcolm Faxon, Sr. went on to enjoy eternity with his beloved wife, Lillian Mae Burtanog Faxon, on June 24, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard George Faxon and Eleanor Waite Faxon, brother Kenneth Faxon, and stepson Dudley J. Richoux. A native of Vermont, he grew up partly in the Kurn Hattin Home for Children, and later a farm in Pawlet, VT, with his grandparents Percy and Rachel Waite. He often expressed his appreciation of the Kurn Hattin homes for being a solid foundation for him and his brothers and was a lifelong contributor to the home. At age 19, Mickey joined the army, serving with merit in the Korean War. His medals and citations include the United Nations Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal with Silver Service Star, and a Meritorious Unit Emblem. He went to Camp Leroy Johnson in New Orleans after taking shrapnel in the knee in Korea, and there in New Orleans he met the love of his life, Lillian Mae Burtanog. He fell in love, and when he was discharged in 1954 and given a plane ticket back to Vermont, he re-enlisted, proposed to Mae, and married her in July of that year. He took on the responsibilities of fatherhood with her three children, and they built their own family, living in New Orleans, Chalmette, and finally, Picayune, MS. He lived a full and fruitful life, always on his own terms. Mickey Faxon, Sr. is survived by his brothers Allen Faxon (Kathy) and Thomas Faxon, children Darla Faxon Davis (Clayton), Tracy Faxon Falgoust (Daniel Wilson), Malcolm Faxon, Jr (Lisa), and Todd Faxon, as well as stepchildren Wayne Richoux (Crystal) and Rhonda Richoux. He was loved and respected by his grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews, in-laws and outlaws, and his brothers at the International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 16. The family appreciates the kindness shown by the staff of Highland Community Hospital in Picayune, where was called “John Wayne” by the nurses. Enjoy your new life, Daddy. We miss you already. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. A funeral service will begin at 1:00 PM. He will be laid to rest in St. Vincent De Paul Cemetery No. 3, New Orleans, LA.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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Michael Mason

July 8, 2020

Sorry to here this sad news, the last time he called me I couldn't talk with him due to my hearing. Wish he could have come to Vermont one more time,I know he talked about it a lot. He will be missed. Cousin Michael

Tad Timberlake

July 5, 2020

I'm going to miss you Uncle Mick. I truly appreciated the phone calls we shared over the past couple of years.

Some of my fondest memories of you are the times spent along with Uncle Romeo, Lil' Romeo, DJ and Darla cast net shrimping on that rickety pier you guys built under the "Big Green Bridge", often into the wee hours of the morning.

Like I said when we talked, I always respected you for standing up for my mom when she needed it most.

Rest easy now "Unc". Pull up a stool at the big Dan's Bar in the sky and toast to a life well lived......you deserve it!

Tad

Jeremy Wilson

July 1, 2020

Our hearts and prayers go out to Mickey's family. Mickey you will be missed immensely. I enjoyed all the many hours we spent talking, the many colorfull stories you had to tell and always enjoyed working on that old Chevrolet... R.i.p. my dear friend..you are loved and missed..

Rhonda Richoux

July 1, 2020

Daddy, I know how hard you fought to stay with us, but your poor body was spent. You fought hard for everything in life, and you never gave up until you reached whatever goal you aimed for. Everyone admired you for that, and I’m so proud that you lived your life to its fullest potential. You lived every portion, every second, every breath, every beat allotted you by your Creator, with nothing left over, and you lived it well, on your own terms. Thank you for taking my mom, my brothers and me into your life. You gave us a good life, and more brothers and sisters to love. The past year, you thought you’d lost your strength and usefulness. But you were so wrong! Your strength wasn’t in your legs or your back. It was in your determination to get out of bed every day, despite the pain and difficulty, and in finding ways to be useful to this world and the people you loved. I’m so very sorry your time with us came to an end, because we still needed you. I’ll miss your stories, your sarcasm, your humor, and our arguments. We had some doozies, didn’t we? Who’s gonna sharpen me now? I love you, Daddy. I’ll see you again before you know it. Meanwhile, keep Eddie and DJ company, and you better dance with Momma when she asks you! ❤️

Genice Bradburry

June 30, 2020

Mr Mickey....you and Mrs Mae was an important part of my life becacuse you were like family to me. Your family took such good care of my brother like your own. And i thank you for that so much..And i also want to thank you for always making me laugh when we had our morning coffee together. Lol just thinking about it right now..Lol. Also thank yall for my best friend Tracy . Who keeps me alive. Lol. And Darla who is such a good hearted woman. I will definitely miss your crazy conversations that was so funny and alwzys made me laugh. I will miss you and will see you soon...love you

Terry Bode

June 29, 2020

I worked with Rick for many years at Otis. I enjoyed every minute with him. Rick kept me laughing everyday with his jokes and antidotes. Rick was one of the finest men I have ever met .He was a proud family man and a good friend . You will be forever missed by all that knew you . Rest in peace my good friend. I loved you like my Brother

Tracy Falgoust

June 29, 2020

Daddy,
I'm very grateful that you and mom we're my parents.
Y'all were larger than life to your children - we never could imagine life without you.
And here we are and it's hard .
You Malcolm, never crossed into the state of ”gentle sweet old man” but you did good dad.
I'm blessed that we learned how much you and mom truly loved, was in love and cherished each other .”
Daddy I'm so grateful for the bond we had, for the trust, confidence, and respect we had for each other.

Now have completed your circle of life here on earth, now you begin your Eternal Life.

Since Mom went to her eternal home all you wanted to do was
”be good enough to get to heaven - to be with her again.”

I believe by Gods Grace...
You made it!

You fought a good fight til you took your last breath -

I will love and miss you -
Til we meet again.

Donnell Langley

June 29, 2020

Uncle Mickey & Aunt Mae’s house was where I always wanted to be. A big loving family and there was always something delicious simmering in the kitchen. I loved sleepovers at their house. Darla, Tracie and Rhonda are the sisters I never had. Rest In Peace Uncle Mick until we meet again. Condolences to the Faxon family.

Glen White

June 29, 2020

Our sincere condolences for your loss.

Sue Faxon

June 28, 2020

About 12 yrs ago we headed south to New Orleans and then to Daytona. We stopped to see Malcom and family and were enjoying ourselves so much we skipped Daytona. We have such great memories and will always remember his Vermont farm boy/ New Orleans voice telling us great stories. Thanks for that great time. I think you are complete again.

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