Richard Jay Faulk was born 11/13/67 to Jay and Charolette née Armstrong Faulk in Sterlington, LA. He left this world 01/01/23 in Houston, TX after a long battle with COPD and cancer due to heavy tobacco use.
Shortly after the birth of his sister Lori, just ten short months after his arrival, Jay moved his little family to Cody, Wyoming to start life in the American west.
Richard loved the Rocky mountains, the Wind River Canyon was one of his favorite places on earth. And that is where he wishes his ashes to be scattered, one with earth and sky. He was very spiritual and believed in our Lord and Savior.
Richard loved his aunties Lou, Ellen and Lessie on the Faulk / paternal side. He was especially close to his aunt Rhonda Abner on his maternal side. "Richie" loved all his cousins and had a special relationship with them. He was more like a best friend.
Left to mourn him in his immediate family is his sister and father. Jay is in Cody, Wyoming with our beloved stepmother of 41 years, Judy Faulk. His sister Lori Burgin in Cooper, TX and her husband Brad. Richard’s cherished niece and nephew, Olivia and Cody Burgin of TX. Also dearly loved were Ashlyn, Cory and Vinnie Wiggins of LA, children of his half brother Vincent Wiggins, address unknown. He loved them all very much.
The family would like to thank Luz Velasquez for her loving care of Richard in his final days. The staff at Ben Taub Hospital were especially loving to him and helped him pass from this world in peace, pain free.
Richard lost his mother Charolette, June 2017 but remained very close to his stepfather (whom
we called Pops) Chuck Zachary of Powell, Wyoming and stepsister Penny Zachary Rouilllier of Nevada. Penny, Richard and Lori shared Bible verses and prayers by text almost daily. He loved and knew Jesus and was eager to share that peace with others.
He knew he was going home to heaven to be with our Mamaw Faulk and Granny Olivia Armstrong who have been gone for many years.
What a rejoicing that must’ve been when he arrived.
One thing he wanted everyone to know and the last sentence he whispered to me was, “The greatest love is Christ’s love”.
Peace be with you.