Lavon “Faye” Savage, an extraordinary woman of creative spirit and generous heart, was called home to her heavenly Father on November 4, 2023. Born on May 12, 1939, in Cloverport, Kentucky, Faye was a devoted wife, a loving mother, and a cherished member of her Amarillo, Texas community.
Faye’s talents were multiple and diverse, each one a unique expression of her vibrant personality. As a stay-at-home mother, she raised five boys with an unwavering dedication, often sewing shirts, pants, and suits for them. She enjoyed creating child-size dolls. Her love for nature and its beauty was evident in her role as a master gardener, volunteering at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens, and in her stunning landscape paintings. Faye’s dedication to education led her to tutor English at Amarillo College, and her passion for the Christian faith shone brightly as she taught Vacation Bible School at Paramount at River Road, now known as New Hope at River Road.
Before her retirement, Lavon was a valued employee at Pantex, where she worked in retirement and benefits, bringing the same level of commitment she gave to every aspect of her life.
Faye was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Roy Savage; her parents, Francis and Thomas Rogers; eight siblings; two sons David Hawkins, and Roger Hawkins; and a granddaughter, Jessica Hawkins.
She is survived by one sister, Alma Rogers of Owensboro, Kentucky; her children, Lloyd Hawkins and wife Sherri, of Boulder City, Nevada, Perry Hawkins and wife Tammy of Amarillo, daughter-in-law, Kimm Hawkins, of Boulder City, Nevada, Joey Hawkins and former wife Lynn of Amarillo, Stuart Savage of Amarillo, Serena Precht and husband Frank, of Frisco, Texas; nine surviving grandchildren, Brandon Hurley, Courtney Snyder, Trevor Hawkins, Whitney Hawkins, Sarah Poissant, Lynlee Burke, Haley McDaniel, Cassie Hawkins, BJ Gaitan, Natalie Precht and Dillon Precht; 24 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews;. Faye’s life was a beacon of joy and love, a testament to the enduring power of faith, family, and community.
The funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Friday, November 17, 2023, at New Hope Fellowship at River Road, 8605 River Road, Amarillo, Texas.
We invite those who knew and loved Lavon to continue celebrating her life by sharing cherished memories and photos on her memorial page. It is in these shared recollections that her spirit will continue to thrive, touching our hearts with the beauty and grace she embodied throughout her life.