MSs. Lori Louise Fawbush
WEST POINT — Lori Louise Fawbush, of West Point, Ga., passed away Friday April 20, 2018 at her home in West Point. Born on December 20, 1959 in Morristown, Tenn., Lori spent her formative years in Greeneville, Tenn., where she graduated from Greeneville High School in 1977. She later attended The University of Tennessee College of Communications in Knoxville, where she graduated with a BA degree in Journalism in 1981.
Lori moved to West Point in 2001 from Marietta, Ga., where she began her career in advertising with the BSA Advertising Agency in Atlanta. She later joined the Aydlotte and Cartwright agency, where she was named Director of Healthcare Recruitment. Most recently she served as National Consultant for Healthcare Recruitment and Retention with JWr Specialized Communications, where she was named Partner in the firm.
Lori had a wide range of interests. She was a prolific writer and shared this passion by composing many poems over the years to commemorate important milestones in the lives of those whom she loved. She was an avid reader and enjoyed researching cultures of people throughout the world in the countries she was privileged to visit. Her love of travel began as a high school student traveling abroad with the People to People program, an experience which gave her the opportunity to meet and stay in the homes of the residents she visited.
Her favorite pastime was grooming and caring for horses. This was an interest she shared with her best friend, and it was on her friend’s farm that Lori spent some of her happiest hours, enjoying the peace and beauty of the open countryside. One of Lori’s most endearing qualities was her self-deprecating sense of humor and her perfectly timed one liners. Her friendships were carefully nurtured through the years. One friend was quoted as saying, “she was always there for me, always giving and never asking in return. She had a smile that was contagious, and God’s light shined bright through her.” This same sentiment has been repeated over and over. But Lori will best be remembered for her abiding faith in Jesus Christ and lived her life as one with a personal relationship with her Lord and Savior. She was bold about what she believed and was unafraid to express her thoughts. Lori was absolutely certain of her faith and “wanted that security for everyone.”
She was a member of Valley Baptist Church, where she helped launch the Backpack Buddies program for Chambers County. Lori was a passionate promoter and supporter of Community Outreach, serving on various boards and councils throughout the Valley area. Among those organizations were: Patient and Family Council at East Alabama Medical Center, Hope Harbor, Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia, Kid One Transport, and Charter Garden Club.
She was a founding member of “Teal Magnolias,” an ovarian cancer support and awareness group affiliated with East Alabama Medical Center.
Lori was pre-deceased by her grandparents: the late William Carlyle and Helen Louise Hodge, and Stanley Rogan and Lois Annette Fawbush, all of Morristown, Tenn. Lori is survived by her parents, Dick and Dot Fawbush of Greeneville Tenn.; two sisters: Julie Fawbush, of West Point Ga., and Jen Fawbush Hammond, her husband, Kevin, and their children, Christian Hammond and William Hammond of Huntersville, N.C.; one brother: Bo Fawbush, his wife, Alicia, and their children Abigail Fawbush, Elijah Fawbush, Hannah Louise Fawbush, and Isaiah Fawbush, all of Nashville, Tenn. Other family survivors include: three aunts and uncles – Joan and Joe Christian of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Jody and Sandra Fawbush, of Morristown, and Mick and Kay Fawbush, of Jefferson City, Tenn.; along with loving cousins from Middle and East Tennessee and Columbus, Ohio. In addition, Lori leaves her much-beloved extended family members of the J. Smith Lanier and Tony Collins families of Lanett, Ala.
Visitation will be held at Valley Baptist Church in Valley, Ala. on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT, with the funeral service directly following at 3 p.m. Bluffton Funeral Services in Lanett is assisting with the arrangements. A memorial service and interment will be held at a later date in Morristown,Tenn. To honor Lori’s request, the family asks that those wishing to make memorial gifts consider donations to either Backpack Buddies c/o Valley Baptist Church, P.O. Box 215, Valley, Ala. 36854 or to The William Carlyle and Helen Louise Hodge Scholarship Fund at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 2206, Brentwood, Tenn. 37024-9885. For online condolences please visit our website at www.blufftonfuneralservices.com. Services have been entrusted to Bluffton Funeral Services, Lanett.