Faye Slacum Waters, age 77, departed on her Heavenly Journey Thursday, September 22, 2022 at her home withFamily. Born February 20, 1945, in Cambridge, Maryland. She was the daughter of the late Rennard (Hank)Humaine and Leotha A. Slacum.Faye spent her early years in Cambridge, Maryland on Cross Street, Clinton Street with her Great Aunt JosephineFauntleroy and down South Pine Street with her Mother, Stepfather Alfred (Teenie) Burroughs Jr. and Brothers.Faye graduated from Maces Lane High School Class of 1963 where she excelled in Academics and Sports. Duringher High School Journey Faye (Cooley) as she was affectionately called by her classmates was a Member of FutureTeachers of America (FTA), Science Club, a Majorette, Cheering Squad, played Field Ball and the Girls BasketballTeam.After Graduating High School Faye was employed with the Agnew Center working with young kids whom shewould often bring home with her. Faye enjoyed working at Airpax Electronics for 28 years, retiring after companychanged ownership. She then went on to work for Hi Tech Plastics. Throughout her childhood and years of full timeemployment you would often find her working at one of the crab houses around Dorchester County.Faye was active in her community; Past Most Noble Governor of Wilmorena Household of Ruth 2147; Adopt aHighway; Cambridge Tennis Racquet Club, Daughter of Progressive Dorchester Temple 224, appointed Captain ofDelaware Torres Sport Club I.B.P.O.E.W MD; and a member of her Class of 1963 Reunion CommitteeWaugh United Methodist was Faye’s church home. She was a member of the Celebration Choir, Gospel Choir,served as Secretary of the Angelic Choir and often sang solo with her beautiful soprano voice; member of UnitedMethodist Women; spoke scripture lections and scripture readings; member of Older Adult Ministry III, modeled inthe church fashion shows and assisted in the kitchen, helping out anyway she could.Faye was a caring person who was dedicated to her family, neighbors, church, friends and everyone’s child. Shelived the life she sang about: caring for others, helping those in need and thanking and praising God. When you sayBeautiful inside and out this was Our Mom. There wasn’t much she could not do. She would prepare meals fromscratch and it would be so delicious! She could bake anything! bread, any dessert and it would be enough to feed thewhole neighborhood, all done with a beautiful smile. For years she sewed, often having two sewing machines atonce. She made clothes for herself, her daughters, even for friends or anyone that asked. She was a great seamstress,even making her daughters prom dresses. She would often crotchet beautiful afghans with intricate details anddesigns, we all have them. Faye was an excellent tennis player, she would have on her cute tennis skirts or shortshorts while hitting the courts around town or at the racquet club. Because of her tennis skills and knowledge of thegame, her son-in-law became a big tennis fan. Faye never had a driver’s license even though her Sister/Friend EdithMurray would buy her a driving permit every year for years and she would never follow through but she would stilloften drive around town using her arm as the seat belt for her girls when she would hit the break. But what she didhave was some Beautiful legs and would simply walk anywhere she wanted to go. She also had a bike that she gotannual tune-ups on from the Bike shop on Race Street and she would ride that around town if she wasn’t walking.Faye was very fashionable wearing beautiful clothes with matching handbags and shoes, oftentimes going to theRobin Hood Shop and altering their clothes to fit her style. She loved dancing and you could always find her on thedance floor gracefully hand dancing.All were welcomed at Faye’s house. Her kid’s friends would come and stay as long as they needed, eat, watchtelevision, sleep, play games and even complete school projects because she had encyclopedias at her house. Evenstill today, the neighborhood kids talk about our days out Projects, how they loved being at her house and how wellshe treated them. Family members often spent months and entire summers. At 9 years of age one of her nephew’s\nrequested to move in and Faye welcomed him where he remained until he became an adult. Once her kids weregrown and away from home, her nephews and all their friends would spend weekends and would often fuss becausethey had to alternate weekends with the girls. Anyone! needing a meal or a helping hand could always depend onFaye. She was a Beautiful lady and will be missed by many.Faye married her Sweetheart, Leon Monroe Waters on June 3, 1967. They have two daughters, Vonya Johnson andAlicia Waters, one Grandson Markus Leon Clennon, whom she was very proud of. Son-in-law Otis Johnson andNephew Alfred Slacum (Gina) whom they raised as their own; extended Son Ronald Copper, he has three kidsRonnell Copper, Kaylen Copper, and Ze’Khai Cornish that Faye loved. Her Sweetheart Leon preceded her in deathat 51 years of marriage on October 27, 2018.She leaves to cherish her loving memories – daughter’s Vonya Johnson and Alicia Faye Waters; grandson MarkusLeon Clennon; son in law Otis Johnson; brothers Michael Robinson, Wayne Robinson and Donald Willis; sister’s Inlaw JoAnn Cornish Slacum, Beverly Robinson, and Nicey Slacum; nephews Alfred Slacum (Gena), Ray Cornish,Jermaine Ringgold (Erin), Michael Robinson Jr., Stewart Robinson, Rennard Slacum III (Tonya), Terrance Thomas,Tracy Slacum, Craig Seymour, and Richard Jenkins; niece’s Desiree Watson (Joe), Cheri Slacum, Carla Jenkins,Kameia Dukes (Rafiq) Amber Carter ( ), Emonie Carter, Meesha XXX and Nikki XXX, LaTonia Ennals; greatAunt Tyese Adegbehingbe(Clement), great uncles Alfred, Brian and Duane Tilghman; Best Friend Lois Young andher husband Melvin, special friends Otis & Louise Williams, Judy Newton, Cousin Regina Humaine, cousinBlanche Johnson and Joyce Wilson; a host of great nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother’s Rennard Slacum and AlfredSlacum; extended Son Ronald Copper; nephew’s Dontra Travers and Anthony Ennals ; maternal grandparent’s NanSlacum, James (Exie Bexie) Johnson; paternal grandparents Otril Skinner and Errnest Lyte; mother/father In LawWoodrow & Elizabeth Young; brother/sister in law Richard and Agnes Jenkins; aunts Aline Cephas, Eunice Jenkins,Geraldine Kane, Geraldine Meekins, Laura Gibson, Edith McNear, Elenore Waters and Delema Ames; uncleSylvester (Vest) Slacum, Edward Waters and Tom Dixon; great aunts Josephine, Tressie, Queenie, Elizabeth andBrooksie; great uncles Henry Slacum, Walter, George, William and Wilmore.