Fay S. Carpenter • April 29, 2019

Fay S. Carpenter
OCTOBER 8, 1940 – APRIL 29, 2019
Fay was born in Gulf Hammock, FL and raised in Pensacola, FL. She graduated from Tate High School in 1958 and worked in the medical field transcribing records. Later she moved to Knoxville, TN where she worked for TVA. In 1988, she moved back to Pensacola where she worked for the US Navy as a civil servant until she retired. After she retired, she worked at the Pensacola Public Library where she could further pursue her passion for reading. In 2005, she moved to Huntsville, AL to spend more time with her daughter and grandchildren.
Fay was most known for her gentle spirit, spunk, independence, and her beautiful soul. Music was a big part of her life. Fay grew up playing the piano and flute and enjoyed dancing. She loved music of all kinds, had a large collection of different types of music, enjoyed attending concerts and rarely missed one of her daughter’s performances. She also had a great passion for the outdoors. In her earlier years, she spent her free time hiking, water skiing, fishing, and vegetable gardening. In later years, she greatly enjoyed her patio and container gardening. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and cherished friend. She will be greatly missed by all.

Fay is survived by her daughter, Natalie Frazier, and son-in-law, Brett Frazier; grandsons, Zane and Quin Frazier; brother, Pete Stevens, and sister-in-law, Wanda Stevens; and surrogate sister, Barbra Thornton.

Fay was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Myrtle Stevens; sisters, Robbie Burr, Bobbie Leslie Stevens, and Carol Lewis; brother, Jonnie Ray Stevens; and her son, Ray L. Carpenter II.

The memorial service and interment will be held at the Pensacola Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, 7433 Pine Forest Road, Pensacola, FL 32526 on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made in her honor to Madison City Community Orchestra, 783 Seina Vista Dr. Madison, AL 35758, https://www.mccorchestra.org/donate.

  1. Deborah Armstrong says:

    What a joy it was to have Aunt Fay in my life. I will always cherish our talks and the time we had together. I will miss her so much. My love and continuous prayers go out to my cousin Natalie during this difficult time.

  2. Gaylia Luna says:

    I will greatly miss Ms Fay. She had such a beautiful soul. I will miss our talks about life and her joy of planting flowers. I still have some of the plants she gave me cuttings from. I will love and miss this sweet, beautiful and funny lady. You are blessed and with God now but I want everyone to know what an honor it was to have you in my life.

  3. Anne Schmudde Hudnall says:

    Thinking of you all at this time. Your mom was always so kind to all of us Girl Scout girls. Hold on to all those great memories. Love you Natalie!

  4. Kandi West says:

    I will miss my Aunt Fay I will always remember her and and my mother Robbie laughing at the fishing camp when the snake chased mom out of the shower. Well after the screams our Great Aunts were laughing along with Nanny and Pop. We sure had great times and Fay was always smiling and laughing I loved that about her. I love you Natalie.

  5. B. Daniels says:

    I’m so sorry about the loss of Fay. My deepest condolences goes out to the family. We look forward to the fulfillment of Hosea 13:14 when Jehovah God “will redeem our love ones from the grave” and “remove the sting from death forever.”

  6. Pamela Mittlesteadt says:

    I worked with Fay in the Human Resources Office at NAS Pensacola for so many years… she was truly one in a million! She was loved by everyone. We often did things together and spent time at her condo… she had a spectacular view!

    My friend Beverly and I had planned to go and visit Fay in Huntsville but unfortunately time passed us by.

    We are all saddened by Fay’s passing – we will always hold Fay dear to us. She was truly a good friend.

    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to her family at this time.

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