TRESTON DAVIS-FAULKNER
1975 - 2015
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TRESTON DAVIS-FAULKNER  
National Field Director of Jobs With Justice, lost his battle with cancer on October 26, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Davis-Faulkner was a fierce advocate for dignity, justice and self-determination for all people. Throughout his career he led hundreds of thousands of people around the world in solidarity with workers attempting to organize for respect. He made a difference in significant campaigns for working people when he supported workers forming a union at Smithfield Poultry in North Carolina, organized nationwide community support for striking Verizon workers, and ensured that Indian guestworkers marching from New Orleans to Washington, D.C., had food, water and shelter along the way. In his private life, he was equally vigilant in providing gentle guidance and caring attention to his friends and family in their attempts to blaze honest and just paths of their own. He was always available to listen with an open mind and an open heart. Davis-Faulkner was born on June 22, 1975, to Mary Faulkner in Lansing, Michigan, where he graduated from Waverly High School. He went on to attend Temple University in Philadelphia where he helped organize the Graduate Student Union and later joined the national staff at Jobs With Justice, where he founded its national training program and the Student Labor Action Project. He is survived by his wife and partner, Sheri Davis-Faulkner (née Davis), his son, Na'im Hanoi Faulkner, his mother, Mary Faulkner and many friends, family and comrades. A viewing will occur on the evening of Thursday, October 29, at the Carl M. Williams Funeral Home located at 492 Larkin Street SW in Atlanta, GA, along with a Memorial Service on Friday, October 30, at a to-be-determined location. Those wishing to send condolences are asked, in lieu of flowers, to contribute to the education fund for his son, Na'im Faulkner by going to www.jwj.org/treston.


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Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 28, 2015.
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November 16, 2015
Sheri, I'm so very sorry to hear this news. My deepest condolences, prayers, and best wishes to you and your son. xo
Betty Woodman
November 2, 2015
Treston was great organizer and dedicated family man. I will miss the integrity and kindness he showed toward the folks in his life.
Al-Yasha Ilhaam
October 31, 2015
I am so blessed to be able to say that I am part of this amazing man family..The world has loss a great fighter for justice and civil rights for all mankind. May he forever rest in the master's arms. We will always and forever miss your presence but your spirit will forever live in our hearts. TAKE YOUR WELL DESIRED REST MY COUSIN. LOVE Linda and Ladarius Davis- Pearman. We will see that Ni'am and Nee Davis will be just fine.
Linda and Ladarius Pearman
October 31, 2015
My deepest condolences and like so many others who respected, admired and loved Treston, I had the pleasure of knowing he was a brother to my son Seth. Wishing you peace and that your needs are lovingly met at this time.
Anaiis Salles
October 31, 2015
Sheri, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.
Jenrose Fitzgerald
October 30, 2015
Always difficult to say goodbye to a brother and dear friend doing so much with his life. Treston will be missed and never forgot, may God rest his soul and comfort his family.
Brock Middlebrooks
October 30, 2015
I'll always remember Treston's powerful spirit and warm personality from working with him and Sheri in DC. My heart goes out to you Sheri and to your entire family. With love, Ian
Ian Birlem
October 30, 2015
My deepest condolences to Sheri, Na'im and the the rest of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sian Lewis
October 30, 2015
Praying for peace and comfort for the family.
Judy Watts
October 30, 2015
So sad to hear about the loss of my classmate from Waverly High School! My deepest thoughts and prayers are with his family!
October 30, 2015
Treston your light is now shining with the ancestors. Thank you for fighting the good fight. The Movement has lost a warrior for justice and equality. Praying for family and friends for God to comfort you thru your grief and heal your heart. Rest in Peace Treston
Melanie Campbell
October 29, 2015
Treston truly was a special soul. He always had a warm smile and a fire in his eyes. I'll remember so much about him, not least of all his deep love for his wife and son. He managed to be both gentle and incredibly strong at the same time. My heart aches that the world no longer gets to have Treston. You'll be missed friend.
Chelsea Carr
October 29, 2015
My heartfelt condolences to the family. Treston's memory will live on through the many lives he impacted. Praying for comfort.
Petee Talley
October 29, 2015
my condolences for your loss.

1 Thess.4:14
October 29, 2015
Treston was an organizer of people and principles. The labor movement will miss him greatly.
John Adams
October 29, 2015
Thank you Treston for all the good work you did to make this a better planet to reside on. Prayers and blessings for your family!
Lucia White
October 29, 2015
I am deeply saddened to hear that my childhood friend is no longer with us...Rest in peace, my friend...
Jason Battle
October 29, 2015
So sad to hear the passing of a childhood friend. I wish I would have had a chance to know as an adult. RIP Treston (First of the third row)
Robert McGowan
October 29, 2015
My sincere condolences on Treston's passing. He was a good man in so many ways and inspired others to emulate him.
Pat O'Neill
October 28, 2015
Deeply saddened by the lost of Treston: a wonderful husband, father, son, friend and stalwart for social justice. He made the world a better place. Peace.
Paula Matabane
October 28, 2015
So very, very sad. I met Treston at Temple in 1998-99 while organizing for TUGSA - particularly how he convinced me to go out organizing the day of a hurricane! An amazing & relentless spirit.
Samantha Longdin
October 28, 2015
So saddened to hear this. A little bit of the light has gone. He was a freedom fighter and an all around good person. Condolences to his family.
Badili Jones
October 28, 2015
Treston was fun and great to work with. I'm deeply saddened by his passing.
Daniel Horowitz
October 28, 2015
Treston will always be missed and always remembered! My condolences to Sheri and family. Prayers for comfort during this difficult time. Rest in peace, brother Treston!
Mary Crayton
October 28, 2015
Maria Escobar
October 28, 2015
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
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