Martha Faye Setzer Lail, 88, of Morganton, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, following a period of declining health.

Faye was born January 7, 1935 in Burke County to the late Lenoir Alexander Setzer and Mary Hallyburton Setzer.  She was a faithful member of Pleasant View Baptist Church and loved to tell others about Jesus. Faye enjoyed reading her Bible, sewing, and giving back to her community and helping people.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Howard L. Shirlen; infant daughter; brother LA; and sisters, Mary Ellen and Ann.

She is survived by her daughters, Shelah Lail Brown, Linda Jo Blankenship, Vickie Lail, and Susan Lail Keller and husband Darrell; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Also surviving is her brother, Albert Setzer and wife Pat; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Pleasant View Baptist Church on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 2:00 PM with Dr. Rex Shaver officiating.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pleasant View Baptist Church at 1834 Hwy 70 East, Morganton, NC 28655.

Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory in Valdese is assisting the family.