Faye Nell Gage

  • Born: April 16, 1940
  • Died: May 29, 2021
  • Location: Nevada, Texas

Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2343 Lake Rd.
Lavon, TX 75166

Tribute & Message From The Family

Faye Nell Presley Merrell Gage, age 81, went to be with her Lord and Savior, mother, father and brothers May 29, 2021. She died after a short but strong, courageous battle with lung cancer.

Faye was born in Commerce, Texas, April 16, 1940, to Mert W. and Ruby V. Presley. She graduated from Commerce High School in l957 and in her younger days loved to roller skate and bowl. After living several years in Mesquite, she and her husband Bob moved to Nevada, Texas, in l992, where they were active in Faith Family Church and the community. Faye was a strong, classy, and the most stylish lady who loved her family and friends with all her heart. She was the true definition of how to live life to the fullest. To know her was to love her. She was always busy doing something and enjoyed going on vacations with her husband and family. A few of her favorite vacations were snow skiing, going to Europe and cruising. She also loved to shop until she dropped with her favorite granddaughter, loved country dancing and going to Maverick games with her husband, and spending time cooking out at the pool with her beloved daughter and family. Her smile would light up a room and she never met a stranger.

Faye is survived by her loving husband Robert Gage; her one and only daughter, Ranell Merrell Bowren and son-in-law Richard; her most precious and greatly loved granddaughter, Rachel Bowren Kelley and husband Kenneth; sister, Merlene Presley Tidwell; brother, Ray Presley; her two great grandsons who were the light of her life, Easton Kelley and Kade Kelley; step-son Darrell Gage and wife Jaimee; step- grandson Dustin Gage and wife Shelby; brother-in-law, Don Gage and wife Gail; and several cherished nieces and nephews.

Preceding Faye in death are parents, Mert and Ruby Presley and brothers, Roy Gene Presley and Milton Hathaway.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Charles W. Smith and Sons Funeral Home in Lavon Texas at 10:00 AM, Thursday June 3rd. The funeral will be at 11:00 AM and the interment will follow at 1:00 PM at the Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce, Texas.

Pallbearers are Kenneth Kelley JR, Richard Bowren, Dustin Gage, Darrell Gage, Michael Gage, Derek Tidwell and Ryan Presley.

Faye was an amazing wife, friend, mother, sister, meme, and great grandma and will be greatly missed, but her legacy of love, strength and memories will be cherished forever.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your loss. I wish I had a chance to get know her better,but what little time that I had I will keep her in my prayers.

Posted by Zina Ireland Ireland - Josephine - Friend   June 06, 2021

I met this warm, generous woman several years ago through her sister-in-law Gail. Faye was one of the most beautiful souls I've ever met. She always had a ready smile and hug. She was the epitome of class and southern charm. She will truly be missed. Jesus has a lovely new angel at his side to welcome us all home.

Posted by Regina Haynes - ROYSE CITY, TX - Friend   June 03, 2021

I send my deepest sympathy to the entire family, I have know Faye Nell for over 35 years, it was a pleasure to spend time knowing her and the smile she had for everyone, she was a wonderful friend to everyone she knew.

Posted by Anna Getso - Grand Prairie, TX - Friend   June 02, 2021

Faye was the sweetest and most lovely lady I have ever known. If you knew Faye you had to love her. Her infectious personality got to everyone. She was also a beautiful lady inside and out with gorgeous peachy skin. Her eyes really told you the lovely person she was. When she was talking to you it looked like her eyes were laughing. That told you she loved you and was happy to see you. I am so blessed to have been her friend. Rest in peace beautiful lady!

Posted by Sandy Perry - ROCKWALL, TX - Friend   June 01, 2021

Condolences to all of Faye's loved ones and friends, especially Merlene, Ray and Rachel. Faye and I grew up together in the same community, attending the same church,etc. She was one in a million and will be missed by all of us. Rachel you have been so attentive to her and with all your posts I could feel all of your concern and love and dedication to her. And, I hurt for you. All of us must keep God in our lives so that we can be assured of seeing her and each other again one of these days. Prayers for each of this family.

Posted by Carolyn Cole (formerly May) - Winnsboro, TX - Friend   May 31, 2021

Love and Peace

Posted by Larry and Shirley SCRUGGS - Placitas, NM   May 31, 2021

She will truly be missed by many. Aunt Faye did light up the room everywhere she sent. She had a huge heart and will be missed by many. We loved her dearly and forever will be in our hearts.

Posted by Melissa Tolbert - Rockwall, TX - Family   May 31, 2021

38 years is a long time to know and be around someone and never once in that time were you ever anything but a joy to be around. You were like the big sister I never had. If it were not for you having a daughter Ranell I would have never had my daughter Rachell Carroll Bowren & my two adorable grandsons Easton James Kelley & Kade David Kelley. The love you always showed to all of us will forever be remembered and cherished. You set the bar high and were the BEST example of what a LADY should be, look and act like. I'm so thankful Rachel had you for a Grandmother, Best Friend and Role Model. You will be dearly missed but we ALL with strive to be MORE like Meme. I KNOW Heaven is BETTER than EVER with YOU in it.

Love forever

Posted by Richard Bowren - Red Oak, TX - Family   May 31, 2021

All of the things written in her obituary was very true, I knew her for over 30 years, she was funny and a lot of fun had many weekends of her laughter and great personality, that sweet smile was her calling card she will never be forgotten,

Posted by Anna ( Loretta ) Getso - Grand Prairie, TX - Friend   May 31, 2021