GASTONIA - Margaret "Jenelle" Gibson Faulkner, 87, passed away peacefully on Oct. 17, 2016 at Alexandria Place. A native of Gaston County, she was the daughter of the late William Tanner and Addie Truett Gibson. Jenelle was a member of Myrtle United Methodist Church where she served on the Administrative Council and several other committees. She retired from Parkdale Mills. A service to celebrate her life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia Founders Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Ramsey officiating. Interment will follow in Long Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Beth Faulkner; daughter and son-in-law, Paula and David Stewart; sister and brother-in-law, Marlene and Sam Conner; sister-in-law, Gail Gibson; grandchildren, Michael Faulkner and fiancé, Sarah Keever, Brad Faulkner and wife, Ariel, Matt Faulkner, David Stewart and Meredith Stewart; great-grandchildren, Tyler Faulkner, Haley Stewart and Isaiah Hunn; many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Joel, Richard and Freddie Gibson; sister, Colleen Martin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Myrtle United Methodist Church, PO Box 12825 Gastonia, NC 28052. The family wishes to express a special thanks to the entire staff of Alexandria Place for the wonderful care given to Jenelle. Condolences may be sent online by visiting www.mcleanfuneral.com McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Faulkner family.
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