Faye Hickey Nation, 76, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 26, 2021, at her residence.
Faye was born Jan. 27, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan.
She was a garment factory worker. She was a lifelong gardener. She had a green thumb and loved working with her flowers in her flower beds. In her later years, she enjoyed watching classic television shows, from Little House on the Prairie to the Golden Girls and soap operas. Most of all, her greatest joy was being Mimi to her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Travis Hickey Sr.; her son, Travis Hickey Jr.; father, Reed Griffen; mother, Nilla Mae Luna Griffen England; and stepfather Lester England.
Surviving family members left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Delynn Combs; two sons, Christopher Hickey and wife Stephanie, Randy Nation; grandchildren, Christopher Combs II, Matthew Combs, Christopher Hickey Jr., Zachary Hickey, Amanda Nation, Brandi Smith; great-grandchildren, Tasha, Christopher Combs, II, Johnathan, Brooklyn, Blake, Connor, Ciara, Pax; great-great-grandchildren, Ariella, Elias; and sister, Diane Griffen.
Funeral service will be noon, Dec. 30, 2021, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Boiling Springs Cemetery. Ronnie Taylor will officiate. The family will receive friends 10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 30, at the funeral home.
Britton Smith, Christopher Combs II, Matthew Combs, Zachary Hickey, Zachary Williams, and Christopher Hickey Jr. will serve as pallbearers.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.