August 18, 1946 - July 4, 2022

08/18/1946 - 07/04/2022

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Celebration of Life Service
Saturday July 09, 2022
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel
929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-3311 | Directions

Nancy Faye Smith Walley, passed away July 4, 2022 at her residence in Moyock, NC.  Faye was born August 18, 1946 in Roxboro, NC.  She was the oldest daughter of C. L. Smith and Magnolia Allen; brother C. Allen Smith (Darlene) and sister Alice Church (Bill) (Chesapeake, VA).

Faye was married 57 years to Everette “Ed”, and together had 2 daughters; Rebecca Rumley of Phoenix AZ, and Kristen Edmundson (Phillip) of Moyock, NC. Grandchildren; Margaret (Maggie) Rumley of Asheville, NC, Seth Edmundson and Sarah Edmundson (Chris Nobles) of Moyock, NC; and Great Grandchild; Carter Nobles of Moyock, NC.

She was the “rock” of the family; always available to help her friends and family. Family and extended family were the most important aspect of her life.  Faye graduated from Norview HS ‘64, Leigh Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, LPN ’65. She attended colleges in the Baltimore and Pittsburgh areas.  Faye enjoyed sewing, knitting, gardening, traveling, camping, and being the family medical sage.

In the early years of marriage, she was the family bread-winner; supporting her husband’s advanced educational struggles, while also taking care of her young family. She worked in various positions in the medical field including; Ward secretary for US Public Health; Nurse (LPN) at DePaul Hospital (Norfolk), and Strong Memorial Hospital (Rochester, NY); EMT and nationally registered Paramedic for Chesapeake City, VA.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am at Atlmeyer Funeral Home, Chesapeake.  For information and to express condoles to the family, visit

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Melvin & Malinda
1 year ago

I meet Fay and Eddie the summer of1973. Eddie’s sister Malinda introduced me as her boyfriend, but soon Fay and Eddie helped us with our wedding, and then over the years they helped with our house moves. In the early years we visited them in Rochester, NY. and later years we enjoyed our visits with Ed and Fay in Florida. For the past 20 years both our family’s would gather together for Thanksgiving enjoying each other’s company. All through the years Fay was always willing to help us. Fay, I will miss your candid advice and opinion. Thank you for your steadfast support, kindness and love. Melvin & Malinda

Jessie McGee
1 year ago

Faye, you will surely be missed, you were such an inspiration to all & a strong , caring women with a big heart. I know you will be watching over us all , your friends always, Jessie & Joe McGee