Fay Gordon Lafon, 72, of Bedford, went to be with the Lord on Monday morning, Oct. 14, 2013. She was born in Bedford on June 11, 1941 a daughter of the late Roy Lee Gordon and Thelma E. Rice. She was a member of Church of the Great Shepherd and retired from Bedford County School System. Fay was survived by her husband of 57 years, Kenneth Lee Lafon, Sr.; her children, Kenneth Lee Lafon, Jr. and wife, Sandra; Teresa Burcher; Donna Cook and husband, William; Brenda Lafon and Bob Sharon; Clinton Lafon and wife, Sherry; two brothers and three sisters, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; her loyal and faithful dogs, Buffy and Patrick. Memorials may be made to Church of the Great Shepherd, 1937 Shingle Block Rd, Bedford, VA 24523. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at Church of the Great Shepherd, 1937 Shingle Block Rd., Bedford, with Rev. Kenneth Owens officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford, 540-586-7360.