was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1938. She spent the childhood
living in her family's home in East St. Louis. At the age
of ten she went to work at her family's barbeque restaurant.
After working there off and on for 7 years Mrs. Faulkner was sent
to Frisk University in Tennessee. After attending this university
she went to the University of Illinois where she received her masterís
degree. After college she went to work as a teacher in East
St. Louis. Mrs. Faulkner taught both English and history for
36 years. She currently resides in the same family home she
was raised in. She has one son who also lives in East St.
Louis with his daughter.