Elizabeth K. Fast

Elizabeth “Liz” Kay Fast of Lansing passed away on June 27, 2021. Elizabeth was born on August 7, 1965 in Lansing, Mich. to Rodney and Constance (Shaw) Fast. Many of her family and childhood friends knew her as “Betsy” however, later in life she preferred to be called “Liz.” After graduating from Charlotte High School in 1983, Liz joined the Navy and served her country. From childhood on she attended the Trinity Episcopal Church.
Liz was a warm, generous and kindhearted soul. She sought work where she made a difference. First, she used her abilities to help troubled children at St. Vincent DePaul. She had a natural ability to identify and help redirect the youth in a positive direction. Later she worked at Fabiano Candy Shop and finally became an advocate and volunteer at the Capital Area Humane Society helping animals find a better home.
Liz enjoyed fishing, riding horses, playing with her dogs and spending time with friends and family.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed writing poetry. Her poetry would often reflect her deep thoughts and perspective on life. Liz had a crazy sense of humor and would tend to laugh at things that many would not find humorous. Her laugh will always be remembered.
Liz is survived by her mother, Constance Fast of Lansing, Mich.; sisters, Kellene Fast of Charlotte, Mich. and Deborah (Jason) Terzis of Charlotte, N.C.; nieces, Madison and Jillian Terzis; and her dog, Daisy. She was preceded in death by her father, Rodney Fast.
Friends are encouraged to support Elizabeth’s family by attending services or sharing memories on her tribute page at prayfuneral.com. Visitation was on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Grand Ledge, followed by her funeral service. She was interred in Gresham Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Capital Area Humane Society or American Cancer Society. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.