Harvey Faye, Sr, age 75, of Kiln, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2023, in New Orleans.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles L. Faye, Sr; his mother, Violetta Ladner Faye; his brothers, Charles L. Faye, Jr, Wascom Faye, Morris Faye, and Chester Faye; a sister, Charlotte Faye Graham; and infant twins, a brother and sister.
He is survived by his former wife of 27 years, Lynn Summers; his children, Stacy L. Brothers, Harvey L. “H.L.” Faye, Jr, and Thomas J. “T.J.” Martin; 2 brothers, Dale Faye and Kenneth Ray Faye; a sister, Diane Verdin; 5 grandchildren, Shelby Marchetta, the twins, Meghan Adam and Jessica Vo, Madison Beaugez, and Katelyn Jones; 6 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Mr. Faye was a native of the Kiln and was a retired millwright at GE Plastics. He enjoyed fishing, small engine repair, collecting old coins, and playing his guitar. He was a member of DeLisle Baptist Church.
Harvey loved spending time with his cousins. When his grandchildren were babies they would go to him with their hands up and he would pick them up and they would put their heads on his shoulder and he would dance and sing to them. When he sang “How Far is Heaven” and “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” his oldest granddaughter would cry every time and still to this day cries every time she thinks about him singing. Harvey also loved the guitar and mandolin and when his father was alive, Harvey would enjoy watching and listening to his father and family playing and singing on his parents front porch. There’s numerous other things to say about Harvey but those things will always be kept in his family and friends memories.
The family would like to thank Jason Green at Riemann Family Funeral Home, Breezy Faye Bice, Chandler Faye, Ike Faye, and Hank Carver for helping us through the hard times.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, from 9 - 11 am at the Riemann Family Funeral Home, 9113 Kiln DeLisle Road, Pass Christian. A graveside service will be at 11:30 a the St. Joseph Cemetery at Rotten Bayou.