Louella Faye Denny Burgess, 68, of Statesville, N.C., passed away peacefully at Iredell Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.

She was born in Ashe County, N.C., on October 8, 1953, to the late Leonard Brice Denny and Ella Mae Brinegar Denny. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Dana Denny Williams.

Faye graduated from Ashe Central High School. She loved reading, watching soap operas, her parakeets, Aerosmith and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Kelly Lopez-Hernandez (Joe) of Stony Point and Charity Hodge (Tim) of Mocksville; six grandchildren, Adam, John, Ayana, David, Seth and Ethan; two brothers, Clay Denny (Peggy) of Hendersonville and Blake Denny (Mary) of Lexington, N.C.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 6 p.m. in the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will visit with friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Nicholson Funeral Home to help with funeral costs. Online condolences may be left at www.nicholsonfunerals.com.

Nicholson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.