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Interment

Hopewell United Methodist Church
Sunday July 26th, 2020

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Interment

Hopewell United Methodist Church
Sunday July 26th, 2020

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Funeral Service

Leavitt Funeral Home
Sunday July 26th, 2020
2:00pm

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Colin Marie Faulkner Braswell Guidas

On July 23, 2020, Colin Marie Braswell Guidas went to sleep peacefully at the Inn at Quail Haven Nursing Facility, Pinehurst, and awoke in her heavenly home to meet her late husband, Lonnie, and loved ones at the golden gate. Funeral Services will be 2:00PM Sunday, July 26, 2020, at Leavitt Funeral Home in Wadesboro and interment will follow at Hopewell United Methodist Church, Peachland, North Carolina. Colin was born July 6, 1931 in Albemarle, North Carolina to the late Clyde Clarence Faulkner, Sr. and Ollie Lizette Ridenhour Faulkner. She graduated from Albemarle Senior High School in 1949. She was a world traveler and well-versed in speaking over six languages. More importantly, she was a devout Christian and “silent missionary” spreading the gospel to families in third-world countries. While residing in the third-world, she taught children American customs. She retired with McCoy Federal Credit Union as Executive Administrative Assistant in Orlando, Florida. She was married 46 years to the love of her life, Lonnie Edward Braswell, who preceded her in death in May 1996. Together, they traveled the world and were stationed with his work as an agent with the Office of Special Investigations with the United States Air Force in Turkey and Germany during the Cold War years. After retirement from the United States Air Force, she and her husband settled in Orlando, Florida. She lived in Orlando, Florida, until her health began to decline. In October 2018, her niece and caregiver, Kim Faulkner Rhyne, brought her to Pinehurst to reside. She is preceded in death by her six siblings: Opal E. Hicks, Horace C. Faulkner, Clyde C. Faulkner, Jr., Clevon L. Faulkner, Herman D. Faulkner, and Jack H. Faulkner and second spouse and companion who preceded her in death in 2018, William J. Guidas. Surviving are her nieces and nephews of both families whom she loved dearly. The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to Tina and John Bowman of Inverness, FL, who were her caregivers in Orlando and also to the staff at the Inn at Quail Haven Nursing Facility in Pinehurst and Liberty Home Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (woundedwarriorproject.org) or Hopewell United Methodist Church designated to the Cemetery Fund, 1715 Hopewell Church Rd., Peachland, NC 28133.

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Renee Buckman Jul 27 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Colin Marie Faulkner Guidas

Becky Wallace Jul 27 2020 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace

John Bowman Jul 26 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Colin Marie Faulkner Guidas

John Bowman Jul 26 2020 12:00 AM

Rest in peace Precious

Pauline Davis Jul 26 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Colin Marie Faulkner Guidas

Pauline Davis Jul 26 2020 12:00 AM

Sending our love,prayers and condolences !! We will truly miss you Colin! Love you always and forever!!

John and Tina Bowman Jul 25 2020 12:00 AM