Lela Darleine Parnell-Gay

Lela Parnell-Gay
Lela Darleine Parnell-Gay, 56, of Pasadena, Texas, quietly departed this life in the early morning hours of Sunday, January 26, 2020 in her home. 
 
Darleine was born in Pasadena, Texas on September 24,1963 to Billy and Lela Parnell. She attended Austin Avenue Baptist Church as a child where she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour; Graduated from Sam Rayburn High School in 1980. Lived the remainder of her life in Pasadena as a housewife to Michael Gay for the past 8 years. 
 
She was preceded in death by her parents Billy Edgar Parnell and Lela Mae (Robertson) Parnell. She is survived by her husband Michael Gay; sister Judy Parnell of Clear Lake and brother Robert Parnell (Felice) of Pasadena, TX. Niece Christina Lawson of New York and nephews Rob Lawson of New York and Sean Parnell of Houston, TX. and many other loving relatives and friends made throughout her life. 
 
Darleine will be remembered for her fun loving spirit displayed throughout her life, while enjoying time with her family in Wimberley, TX on the Blanco River; shrimping with her dad; travel and crafting with her mother and enjoying the seasonal family gatherings. She also had a soft heart for her pets! 
 
A lot of support was given to Darleine through the years from friends and family. Many thanks to you all! 
 
The funeral service will be held on Tuesday February 11, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at Carnes Funeral Home, located at 1102 Indiana, South Houston, TX 77587 with interment at Grand View Cemetery, 8501 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505. The viewing/visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to the time of service. 
 
*Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made online to the American Diabetes Association.