Gayle (Haight) Bazer

Born October 7, 1948 in Natchitoches, Louisiana
Departed March 30, 2024 in Melbourne, Florida

Gayle (Haight) Bazer, age 75, of Melbourne, Florida, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2024. Gayle was born on October 7, 1948 in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She was the youngest of three girls raised by the late Charles and Elsie Haight. Gayle was known for her gentle spirit, servant heart and the encouragement of many.

She is survived by her loving husband, Larry, who was pastor of FBC Melbourne for 25 years; her children Larissa (Michael) Galloway, Tim (Robin) Bazer, and Amanda (Barry) Leathers; grandchildren Garrett (Emmala) Galloway, Grace (Kyle) Holden, Emma Leathers, Ansley Leathers, Jackson Leathers, Kylie Bazer and Bryson Bazer; and great grandchild Murphey Galloway and sisters Anne Jacobs and Barbara Anderson and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to serving alongside her husband as a pastor’s wife, she also was a faithful member of the choir, taught in the children’s ministry, and went on many international mission trips. Her passion the last 10+ years was ESL (English as a Second Language) as a Co-Director where she impacted students from over 40 nations.

Her memorial service will be Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 11 am at First Baptist Church of Melbourne, Florida at 3301 Dairy Road (32904). Family will receive friends beginning at 9 am before the service and also at the reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please send gifts in her name to the Missions Ministry of FBC Melbourne:

First Baptist Melbourne

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David W deMunecas from Melbourne, FL wrote on April 8, 2024:
Gayle was a wonderful person to be friends with. She sang in the choir and played in the bell choir in which I will miss very much. May she rest in peace. Psalm 23
Eva Frink from Lawrenceville wrote on April 5, 2024:
Gayle and Larry meant so much to my mother, Lorraine Frink Howard. Her kind ways were always evident. Gayle's beautiful smile and warm way of greeting others were wonderful traits of hers. My condolences to the family.
Frank O'Kelly from TALLAHASSEE wrote on April 2, 2024:
Both of my parents thought the world of Gayle. She was such a blessing to the members of FBC during her years of service with Brother Larry.
Marjorie Salmela from Melbourne wrote on April 2, 2024:
Marjorie Salmela
Nellie Tilley from Broussard wrote on April 2, 2024:
I wish we could be there with you and the family, we will be praying for all of you. God Bless you all. Love Nell and Charles Tilley.
Smokey Leathers from Melbourne wrote on April 2, 2024:
A dear sister in Christ.
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