Janet McGill Faubion, 1934-2019


Janet (McGill) Faubion passed gently on Thursday, April 25, 2019. She was born Dec. 1, 1934 to J.C. and Dorothy Hosea in Houston. She was raised by foster parents Pat and Zillah Berry. She is survived by husband, Roy David Faubion; foster brothers, Kent Berry (wife Joyce) and Brent Berry (wife Sara); four children, Pamela K. Powers, Stephanie J. Baldock (husband Mel), Rebecca D. Bennett (husband Tom) and Robert D. McGill; two step-children, Sherry Herrera (husband Roland) and Clayton Faubion (wife Leigh Ann); four grandchildren, Somersett Baldock, Todd Hedgepeth, Trevor Bennett (wife Amy) and Jordon Wolf (husband Brian); three great-grandchildren, Jennifer Goodwin (husband Ryan), Christopher Baldock and Charlotte (Lottie) Bennett. Additionally; two step-grandchildren, Jeston Wilson and Angela Wilson; great-great-grandchildren, Ryann Grace Goodwin and Samantha Goodwin; and two step great-great-grandchildren, Hailey Wilson and Riley Wilson. She was preceded in death by Todd Hedgepeth, son of Pamela Powers, and her sister, Barbara (Hosea) Dahl.

Janet matriculated from North Texas State University with degrees in elementary education. She was the first female student to receive a doctorate (1971) without having ever graduated high school. She taught at Dallas Baptist College before returning to the classroom to work with elementary children.

She loved every student she met, several of whom kept in touch for over 40 years. She was an accomplished puppeteer and half of the television team of Mickey and Michelle Mud Turtle in the ‘60s.

She was also a singer, taking both talents into nursing homes to entertain the residents. Additionally, she sang with the Northeast Texas Choral Society.

Janet was a certified lay speaker and member of the United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and frequently taught Sunday school or held office on the Administrative Council or United Methodist Women. Her life-long dream was to be a missionary. She realized a portion of that dream through a mission trip to India where she served as an educational consultant for three months. Her commitment to mission included many years of introducing intercity students to cultural experiences.

She also housed and fed 10 Hurricane Katrina victims for over a month.

Janet’s hobbies included sewing, reading, entertaining and camping, but most of all she loved fishing.

And she never met a stranger.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to the Missions Program at First Methodist Church in Quitman.