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Faye Stearman

January 6, 1933 ~ October 24, 2020 (age 87)


Faye Stearman passed away at home with her daughter and granddaughter at her side in the early morning hours of October 24 from complications due to COVID-19 at the age of 87.

Faye was born and raised in Quitman. She enjoyed school and particularly loved home economics, where she won a prize for her sewing and design abilities. Her affinity for home economics took her to East Texas State University where she met her husband, and love of her life, Lee Stearman.

Faye spent some time teaching, but she was destined for other things. She and Lee saw the world through his career in the Air Force, where she fell in love with Japan and the Japanese culture. She brought many mementos back with her that she kept close for the remainder of her days.

She was a creative person who found many ways to express herself. She enjoyed making most of her family’s clothing as their daughters were growing up. She loved writing poems and doing cross-stitch, and she covered many, many hangers to the delight of her children and grandchildren.

Faye spent most of her life delighting in caring for her family, and she and Lee returned to her hometown to retire to be closer to their daughters.

She was preceded in death by her parents Virgie Turner-McCarley and Ocie and Jewel McCarley and her husband Lee Stearman. She is survived and dearly missed by her daughters: Marquita Fleming and her husband Don Fleming, and Michelle Pleasant-Blain and her husband Darrel Blain; her four grandchildren: Kevin Cowart and his wife Lauren Cowart, Lauren Cowart, Megan Patrick and her husband Devan Patrick, and Ashley Pleasant; her four great-grandchildren: Judah, Audrey, Caroline, and Anna Cowart; and four cats.


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