Vela Faye Head, 99, of Paris, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Heritage House of Paris.
Mrs. Head, the daughter of Hubert “Rube” Martin & Faye Rose Martin, was born April 4, 1924, in Royce City, TX.
Her career with Westinghouse/Phillips Lighting spanned 32 years before her retirement. She was a member of Lifeline Church in Reno.
“Maw Maw” as she was lovingly known by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren, was always known as an elegant and spunky lady. Vela loved dancing, shopping, and meeting friends at the Dairy Queen. She was a strong, independent woman. When she moved into Heritage House she was known for her bling, “dressing to the nines”, and the residents at Heritage House affectionately referred to her as “Hollywood”.
Vela was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Elna Jo Johnson, a grandson, Chris Head, two great grandsons, Trey Harvey and Ty Briscoe, and four siblings, Nellie Artall, Billy Don Martin, Daniel Dwight Martin & Lawana Sue Sims.
Survivors include one son, Denny Roy Head & wife Peggy of Blossom, a son-in-law, Roger Johnson of Blossom, three grandchildren, Tanya Johnson, Denene Johnson & Doug, and Shawn Johnson & wife April, great grandchildren, Ryan Johnson & wife Kourtinee, Taylor Mauldin, Zach Harvey & wife Ashley, Shawna Brown & husband Jack, Ryley Johnson & wife Susan, and Tate Mauldin & wife Taylor P., and great great grandchildren, Ryder, Maddie, Saxon, Spencer, Ryver, Tripp, Brooklyn, and Sutton along with numerous nieces & nephews and a host of friends.
Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home. As per Vela’s request, services are not planned.
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