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Alice Faye Pulley, the second child born to the late Allen Sr. and Lula Sanders, was born on May 18,1948 in St. Louis, Missouri. Faye, as she was known to many, entered fully into the presence of the Lord on November 5, 2023.
Faye was educated in the Maplewood-Richmond Heights school district where she played the viola in the high school orchestra. After graduating high school in 1966, she attended Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, MO earning a bachelor’s degree. Faye holds the honor of being the first of her siblings to graduate from college. For her career, she worked as a speech-pathologist for St. Louis Special School District teaching K-12 students. She truly enjoyed children and the teaching profession. She went back to school years later to pursue a master’s degree in Speech Pathology from SIU-Edwardsville.
In 1973, she married Johnnie Pulley Jr. To that union her only daughter, Johnna was born. Faye was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her daughter and embraced every moment with her. The two of them were affectionately known as ‘the cat and the kitten’ because they were always together. Faye was also excited to gain a son-in-law, Darrick Bady. She especially loved her role as Granny to Jessica and Christopher, showering them with affection and big boxes of gifts throughout the year. Faye’s love and compassion for her family was evident in everything that she did.
Faye professed her faith in Christ at an early age and was baptized at Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond Heights, MO. She remained a member there for many years until joining First Baptist Church of Creve Coeur in 2007. As a youth, she participated in the Sunbeams and was a part of the Girls Auxiliary. Faye loved the Lord and attended church faithfully. Her Christian faith was an essential part of her life.
Faye enjoyed shopping and reading and was a member of the Red Hat Society. Faye will be remembered as being kind, patient and caring. She will be missed dearly by everyone who knew her.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Johnna Bady and son-in-law, Darrick Bady; grandchildren, Jessica and Christopher Bady; siblings, Allen Sanders, Jr (Susie), Arlene Holley (George), Cornelia Sanders, Richard Sanders, Robert Sanders, Glenn Sanders (Amanda); a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.