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In Memory of

Faye Bragg Holsten

December 21, 1939 - May 12, 2017

Obituary


Faye B. Holsten

Faye Bragg Holsten, 77, of Sylvania, Georgia went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday May 12, 2017 at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro, Georgia.
Born Juanita Faye Bragg on December 21, 1939 in Savannah, Georgia, she was preceded in death by her parents, Martha Frances Rayburn, and Rev. Battey and Nativity Bragg, and an infant sister, Patricia.
Faye loved to encourage others with her family's story of redemption. She spent several of her early years in the Gould Cottage children's home in Savannah. She later lived with...

Faye B. Holsten

Faye Bragg Holsten, 77, of Sylvania, Georgia went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday May 12, 2017 at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro, Georgia.
Born Juanita Faye Bragg on December 21, 1939 in Savannah, Georgia, she was preceded in death by her parents, Martha Frances Rayburn, and Rev. Battey and Nativity Bragg, and an infant sister, Patricia.
Faye loved to encourage others with her family's story of redemption. She spent several of her early years in the Gould Cottage children's home in Savannah. She later lived with her father and stepmother, and their family experienced a radical transformation when her father became a Christian and then a pastor.
Faye graduated from Savannah High School in 1957 and attended Columbia Bible College in Columbia, South Carolina, where she graduated in 1962 with a B.A. in biblical education. It was at Columbia that she met her husband Robert (Bob) Holsten. They shared a passion for ministry and serving others, and were married in 1963 in Savannah.
They began their adventurous life together in Mount Vernon, Oregon with Village Missions, and later lived in Greenville, South Carolina, various places in Colorado, Savannah, and Sylvania. Throughout the years, Faye used her many gifts and talents in the service of others. She taught many children in the capacity of teacher, used her musical gifts as a pianist, wrangled a farm house as a rancher's wife, was a house parent at Bethesda Home for Boys, and encouraged and loved on many as a pastor's wife.
Faye was passionate about her family, and despite having a difficult childhood, was a wonderful mother and inspiration to many young mothers. Her five children and 17 grandchildren were a source of great joy for her.
Faye was an encourager to her friends and family, a woman of prayer, a lover of sunrises and sunsets, flowers, good books, tea parties, music, and animals. She connected with friends and family around the world via Facebook. She was active in many churches throughout her life, including Christ Community Church in Roggen, Colorado; Greenville Christian Fellowship in Greenville, South Carolina; Calvary Baptist, Quacco Road Baptist, and Ferguson Avenue Baptist in Savannah; and Rocky Ford Baptist in Rocky Ford, Georgia.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Bob Holsten; five children, Dan Holsten (Beth) of Sterling, Colorado, Carol Austin (Eric) of Greenville, South Carolina, Jon Holsten (Ceri) of Fort Collins, Colorado, David Holsten (Natalie) of Papua, Indonesia, and Anna Lebedda (Rich) of Fort Collins, Colorado; 17 grandchildren; sisters: Betty Cawley of Savannah, Marian (Ted) Taylor of Savannah, and Martha (John) Brown of Greenville, South Carolina.
A memorial service celebrating Faye's life will be held Friday, May 19 at 11 a.m. at Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church, Savannah. Internment and a second memorial service will be held in Colorado at a later date.
The family would like to express our deep gratitude to the incredible staff of Ogeechee Area Hospice for their loving care of our wife and mother.
It was Faye's desire that any memorial gifts be directed to either Columbia International University's Scholarship Fund (in Memory of Faye Holsten) or Mission Aviation Fellowship (Staff Account # 9497).
Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home in charge of all local arrangements. www.thompsonstricklandwaters.com