3219 South Main Street Anderson, SC 29624

Detra Jerrean Faulkner January 13, 1967 - October 8, 2022

Date of Funeral

October 15, 2022

The Faulkner family is saddened to announce that, Detra Jerrean Faulkner, 55, of Starr, SC, died after a short, but fierce battle with cancer on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

Detra was born on January 13th, 1967, the daughter of the late Nyoka Sprouse and Charles O’Bryant.  She graduated from Athens Technical College and worked for many years in Athens, GA for Scott, Wells and McElwee, PC as a paralegal before moving to Anderson. Here, she finished her career as a paralegal and office manager at Harbin & Burnett, LLP.

Detra was a founding member of the Board of Directors for Freedom from Bondage, Inc., which was the first recovery residence for women in the Athens, GA area. FFB started out as a nonprofit created by a small group of women who saw a need for recovery centers that were just for women. They started with one house holding a few women and have grown to ten houses now helping fifty-six women. Detra was a sponsor to countless women and a friend of Bill W for almost 21 years.

She will live on in the many lives she has touched, especially in the lives her family including her husband, Jim Faulkner, of Starr, SC; daughter, Nikki Lenzen, of Nashville, TN; son, Terrell “Scooter” Hathcock, Jr. of Franklin Springs, GA; Step-son: Chris Faulkner (Devin); seven grandchildren; sister, Crystal O’Dillon; brothers: Keith, Jeff, and Charles “Bubba” O’Bryant; as well as, many close friends and numerous people she helped and guided throughout her life.

A memorial service will be held at Sosebee Mortuary, South Chapel, on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 4pm.

Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory, South Chapel, is assisting the family.

A memorial service will be held at Sosebee Mortuary, South Chapel, on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 4pm.


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    Johnnie Edwards says

    Every time i think of this my heart breaks. Detra helped me so much when I first started working at Scott, Quarterman and Wells back in 1994. She was one of the few people my younger son liked. So sorry.

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    Angie Postnieks says

    Praying and thinking of you all .Detra will be missed by so many .She was like an angel sent to me when I met her 30 plus years ago. Sending hugs and loves to you.

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    Wesley Fricks says

    I met this beautiful lady when I was only 11 years old, and though I was not around her for a long time, my impression of her never changed. Prayers and love for her family during this tough time.

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    Karen Moore says

    Detra was a dear friend of mine. She was beautiful inside and out, always willing to help others. Prayers for her family.

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    Mitch Mack says

    We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Mitch and Irma Mack and Family

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    Cheryl Fleming says

    Nikki and family – I am so sorry to hear this news. Detra was such a beautiful and sweet person and I know you will miss her so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I am so sorry for your loss.

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