Spring/Edinburg: Gay Lynette Fuqua, 59, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2022, after a courageous and painful battle with cancer. She was at Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Woodlands and is now free from pain with her Lord and Savior. Gay was born on October 18, 1963, to Wayne Delano and Shirley (Geraughty) Fuqua in Weslaco, Texas. Having lost her older sister, Shirlyn, shortly after birth, Gay was the only girl. She and her older brother, Michael, grew up in Edinburg. Although Michael never knew what to expect from his baby sister, she loved to surprise him. Gay adored her older brother, remaining close throughout their lives.
Gay had a natural tenacity and could accomplish any goal she set. Gay was born with Cerebral Palsy in her legs, but this never interfered with her life plans. Quite the opposite, Gay set her goal to become a massage therapist.
After graduating from Edinburg High School, Gay earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Gay worked as a therapist for several years, but she eventually made her way to Spring, Texas, when she realized her true calling was education. Of course, Gay ambitiously earned her teaching certificate in record time and embraced her career as a Special Education Teacher. Gay had a heart of gold and was cheerfully inclined to help others. She did that throughout her life and career.
Gay met her best friend, Jon Goodwin, when she was a young adult. Jon was Gay’s biggest supporter and never left her side throughout Gay’s illness.
Gay was a talented artist. But, along with art, she was a passionate animal lover. She and her daughter, Megan, rescued numerous dogs through the years and gave them loving homes.
Gay’s most significant accomplishment was raising her daughter, Megan. Gay was elated with joy when Megan was able to crush her goals, following in mom’s footsteps.
Gay is now rejoicing in Heaven. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at the First Christian Church in Edinburg when she was only a child. Gay led a Christ-centered life, leading by example, and Sundays were always very special to her.
Gay is preceded in death by her older sister, who died as an infant, Shirlyn.
She is survived by her parents, Wayne and Shirley Fuqua; daughter, Megan Fuqua, best friend, Jon Goodwin; brother, Dr. Michael Fuqua (Laura); several aunts and uncles; numerous cousins; and countless students and friends.
Visitation will be Friday, October 28th, 5-8 pm at McCaleb Funeral Home. A life celebration will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 11 am, at McCaleb Funeral Home, followed by a burial at Weslaco City Cemetery.