Nina Faye King Napier, 72, a resident of Donalsonville, Georgia, passed away after a long-term illness on March 14, 2019.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Bethany Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Matthews officiating. Interment will follow at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery with Jay Carlton, Robert McGaughey, Michael King, Brian King, Tyler King, Flint King and Justin King serving as active pallbearers.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Contributions may be made in loving memory of Faye to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or via their website: www.stjude.org/donate.
Faye, daughter of Ralph and Mary King, was born on September 28, 1946 in Bainbridge, Georgia. After graduating from Bainbridge High School, Faye worked at Atlanta’s Merchandise Mart. She eventually returned to Bainbridge to work for the George Daniels CPA Firm where she worked for many years until her retirement. During this time, she performed in her church’s choir before becoming the Choir Director. She remained a member at Bethany Baptist until her passing.
Faye married David Napier whom she knew from her high school years when he would flirt with her during summers spent at Yates Springs. They were reacquainted at a West Bainbridge Baptist Church social and married in April of 1992.
Faye deeply loved spending time with her family and her beloved pets. Her most favorite pastimes were expressing her faith through her music and tending her flower garden. Her highly contagious smile and laughter will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her husband, David Napier; her stepchildren, Jeff Napier and Jennifer Moore; her three sisters, Judy Fallecker, Linda Moyers, and Sandra Mack; her four brothers, Joe King, Butch King, David King, and Tommy King; and nineteen nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Faye was preceded in death by her sisters, Virginia King Davis and Hazel Paul King.