Kirksey Funeral Home


Faye Elizabeth Poteat

September 20, 1929September 29, 2020

Faye Bennett Poteat, age 91, of Glen Alpine, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. She was born to the late Samuel C. Bennett and Fairy Greene Bennett on September 20, 1929 in Burke County.

Faye’s hands were rarely still. She was quite the seamstress, sewing and repairing clothes, pillows, draperies and dolls for her family as well as many other people in her community. She even taught others to make dolls and other crafts. She loved to see the joy on other people’s faces. She also was an accomplished artist and enjoyed expressing herself through her paintings.

For many years, Faye served faithfully at First Baptist Church of Glen Alpine, teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir, and leading and planning senior citizen activities. She also served as the bookkeeper for the church for many years. As we think back on her 91 years, and of her always kindly giving her time and talents, we realize that she touched many lives and we are all the better for it. We are all so grateful that God blessed us with her as our mom and as a grandmother to our children.

Along with her parents, Faye is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years Johnnie Junious Poteat; two brothers and one sister..

Faye is survived by her five children, Victor and wife, Mary, Debra and husband, Gordon, Jim and wife, Melanie, John and wife, Sharlene, and son , Mark; 11 grandchildren, Claudia, Rudi, Paul, Laura, Ashley, Amber, Jackson, Sophia, Robbie, Marianne, and Elizabeth; five great grandchildren, Leighton, Georgia, Bennett, Dylan and Graham.

We will miss her dearly, but will rejoice in the beautiful and wonderful life well lived. A flower only blooms for a short period of time, but in that time, its beauty and its promise of hope make the world a much better place. Cherish the flowers.

Please join us in celebrating the life of Faye Bennett Poteat at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 at the First Baptist Church of Glen Alpine with the Rev. John Terry Officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Morganton.


  • Receiving of Family and Friends

    Saturday, October 3, 2020

  • Celebration of Faye's Life

    Saturday, October 3, 2020


Faye Elizabeth Poteat

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Phyllis Banner

October 1, 2020

To the Poteat Family,
I am sorry to hear about the death of Faye. I hadn't seen her since Johnny's funeral, but I understand she was in a facility in Hickory. Since she is gone to be with Jesus, as far as I know there are only three of us first cousins left, they are Glenda and Joyce (Glen's daughters) and two of us, Herb Dills and me (Muriel's children). I knew Faye was very talented and well respected and you are very proud of her.
If any of you are interested in the Greene heritage, I have a lot of pictures and some information about the children born to Seth and Georgiana Green. I will be at the funeral, or you can contact me at my e-mail address @

May God bless you as only He can.

Phyllis (Dills) Banner


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