Rev. M.L. Faler

Rev. M.L. Faler

March 29, 1935 - March 9, 2020
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Reverend M.L. Faler, 84, of Pine Bluff, went to be with the Lord Monday, March 9, 2020.

He was born March 29, 1935 in Collins, Mississippi, son of Leo and Susie Kirkland Faler.

Brother Faler received his early education in Lone Star, Mississippi. He earned his Associates degree from Jones Community College, where he attended college on a basketball scholarship. Brother Faler then earned his Bachelor Degree from William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, also on a basketball scholarship. He earned his Masters Degree in Theology at New Orleans Theological Seminary.

He served in the ministry throughout Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas. Brother Faler began his career at Lone Star Missions in Mississippi. He also served Corinth Baptist Church in McGee, Mississippi, Calvary Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana and Waller Baptist Church in Bossier City, Louisiana. Brother Faler served Watson Chapel Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, Arkansas for 3 years before serving Woolmarket Baptist Church in Biloxi, Mississippi. He returned to Watson Chapel Baptist Church and served there for 15 more years before retiring as a full-time pastor in 2007. He continued to serve the Lord as an interim pastor at Matthews Memorial Baptist Church and Oak Grove Baptist Church. He also served as a supply pastor at several area churches when needed.

Brother Faler was very involved in sports throughout his life. In his younger years, Brother Faler enjoyed playing basketball and tennis. Throughout his life, Brother Faler was an avid Ole Miss and Boston Red Sox fan as well as an avid golfer.

Brother Faler was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of his life in his later years, affectionately calling him “Pop”.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Boyett Faler, whom he married December 22, 1957 at Woolmarket Baptist Church in Biloxi, Mississippi; daughter, Nikki Ferren (Steve) of Pine Bluff; son, ; Monty Faler (Cindy) of Colorado; sister, Jimmie Keys; brother, Dewitt Faler; five grandchildren, Michael Ferren (Katie), Sara Tankersley (Michael), Matthew Ferren (Sydney), Justin Still and Katie Ferren; three great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren on the way.

A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Watson Chapel Baptist Church with Brother Todd Howard and Brother Steve Monk officiating. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Watson Chapel Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Hope of the Delta, PO Box 1518, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71613 or Homes of Grace, 14200 Jericho Road (PO Box 5009), Vancleave, MS 39565.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 13, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, March 13, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Watson Chapel Baptist Church
    5514 Pinnacle Lane
    Pine Bluff, AR 71603
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 10:30am
    Saturday, March 14, 2020 10:30am
    Watson Chapel Baptist Church
    5514 Pinnacle Lane
    Pine Bluff, AR 71603
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Melinda Carroway

Posted at 05:04pm
Darrell and Melinda Carroway loved Bro. Faler and so blessed to have him as our Pastor for 15 years at Watson Chapel Baptist Church. He was a faithful Godly man and an inspiration to all who knew him! Prayers for his family in the coming days...

Buddy Forrest

Posted at 07:24am
Buddy and Karey Forrest want to express how grateful we are to how been blessed and given a rock solid foundation in our relationship with Jesus Christ by our forever Pastor and father in our faith, Brother ML Faler. Can’t wait to see him again!!!

Roy & Trish Ferrell

Posted at 08:10pm
We send a prayer for comfort and strength for the family and count ourselves among the many lives blessed by Bro. Faler.

Barbara Mosley

Posted at 05:46pm
So sorry for your loss.He was always kind to me and he was there when Tracy Passed away .He was a great man of God

So sorry for you'll loss. He was always so kind to me. He was there for me when my Husband went to be with God. He was a great man of God. Will pray for God to give you'll comfort in the loss of your love one. In Christ Love Barbara Mosley


Kevin and Sue McLean

Posted at 10:53am
Sue and I didn't have that much time to get acquainted with Mr. Faler but it didn't take much time to see that he was a warm and kind soul.
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