OBITUARY

Fay Westervelt Collier

December 24, 1949December 17, 2017

COLUMBIA - Fay Westervelt Collier passed away unexpectedly in the early morning of Sunday, December 17, 2017. She was born on December 24, 1949 in Columbia. She was preceded in death by her parents, "R E" and May Louise Westervelt and her siblings, Ronnie and Rosameyn Westervelt. Fay was survived by her sister, Ellen Oody (Harley); her brother, Ted Westervelt (Margaret); her two daughters, April Collier and Amber Dufries (Todd); and her three beloved grandchildren, Leah, Jay Tyler, and Preston Dufries. Fay was an active member of Cayce United Methodist Church for over 35 years. She devoted her time there to serving everyone from the smallest members in the nursery to the oldest members through her tireless hours in the kitchen. She adored her three grandchildren and enjoyed spoiling them as often as she could. A visitation will be from 4:30 until 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Cayce United Methodist Church, followed by the memorial service at 6:00 p.m. Christmas was Fay’s favorite holiday and the sanctuary is beautifully decorated. So, in lieu of flowers, please send memorials in Fay’s honor to God’s Helping Hands, 919 Holland Avenue, Cayce, SC 29033; Harvest Hope Backpack Program, 803-254-4432 (ext. 1116) or by email mharrington@harvesthope.org; or Cayce United Methodist Church Children’s Ministry Fund, 1600 12th Street, Cayce, SC 29033. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 21, 2017

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, December 21, 2017

Memories

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Christy Culclasure

January 17, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss, Fay will always have a special place in my heart
Christy Culclasure

Karen Addison

January 17, 2018

So very sorry to hear of Fay's passing. My prayers are with you all.

December 28, 2017

I grew up with Fay in Denny Terrace. I went to Denny Terrace Baptist Church with her and graduated with her from Eau Claire High School in 1967. Her Mom was my GA church leader as well. Fay was a sweet sweet person and a special part of my childhood. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this heartbreaking time.

Vivian Renew Ermey Irmo, South Carolina

December 23, 2017

April --So sorry for your loss.
Jay Byers

Tara Haltiwanger

December 23, 2017

April, Amber & family, Fay will always hold a special place in my heart. I have so many wonderful memories of our families growing up together. I am thankful I was able to see her & hug her recently. I have no doubt she's already busy in Heaven, just like she was on earth! Love y'all.

Pam Kelley

December 20, 2017

Fay added joy, wisdom, and compassion to the lives of all of us who loved her. I cherish many great memories of time spent with Fay in our Cayce Church Bible study group.

December 20, 2017

I am sorry for your loss. May prayer comfort you.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 "Pray constantly."

Bill Byrd

December 20, 2017

Amber, Ted, and families; Our condolences on the loss of your mother and sister. We've know Fay for many decades and I know you will miss her greatly at this sudden loss. Hang in there.

Art and Susan Weeden

December 20, 2017

Faye added so much wisdom to every discussion with parents who were experiencing difficulties with their teenage children. Her famous words to us was "Don't anticipate!" She may have never realized how much that meant to us. We hope that she knew how valuable each family in the group found her straight forward, down to earth advice! Thank you Fay!

Carl and Bobbi Zimmerman

December 19, 2017

Our family was so incredibly privileged to have known Fay. She recently joined us for dinner and she truly had a sparkle in her eye when talking about Amber, Todd and her grandchildren. Words are often difficult to formulate when trying to convey the gentle spirit of a person. However, Fay's sweet smile, patient personality, and kind heart are just of few of the things my family will think about when remembering her. May the grace of God comfort you all.