Mary L. Casey

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Mary Adelia Lynch Casey, 96, has completed her earthly journey and gone home to the reward God promises His faithful servants. Mary was born in Wayne County, NC, March 1, 1922, to the late John Samuel Lynch and Mary Elizabeth George Lynch. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Barney L. Casey and son, Barney Wayne Casey and his widow, Linda Land. She is survived by a son, Danny R. Casey and wife, Martha Burt, of Virginia.

Mary was gifted in many ways. She loved flowers and had been a member of the African Violet Club; her yard was always colorful with something in bloom. Her artistic talents were displayed in various interests and crafts such as wedding cakes, crocheting, quilting, chair caning, basket weaving, as well as being a prolific painter of flowers and pastoral scenes. Some of her most beautiful creations were porcelain dolls along with the clothes in which they were dressed. She was an artist with a sewing machine, making clothes and alterations for friends and family.

Mary worshipped and served God her whole life, especially alongside her family in the church of Christ. Her church family has truly been a blessing as they visited and let her know how much she was loved. When Mary turned 90, this precious family honored her with a memorial and showing of her crafts. What a blessing to see and hear the wonderful words of affection and memoriam, usually only spoken after death! Our hearts are forever knit together in Christian love.

To her family, she was known as a prayer warrior, constant in conversation with God, praising and petitioning Him before being asked. Since she walked and talked daily with the Lord, we often smiled and commented that she had both a wired and wireless connection!

We will remember her most for her selfless life, unconditional love, and encouragement to follow the Lord. Her faith, strength, determination and courage during challenging times inspired all who knew her. Mary has truly fought the good fight, finished the course and kept the faith; and now, has received her crown of righteousness. Her children rise up and call her blessed.

Mary is survived by her cherished family -- Grandchildren: Samuel Casey (Jini), Mt. Olive, to whom she became a mother; Alla Swan (Steven), Virginia; A. Burt Casey (Laura), Illinois; Erin Raynor (Andrew), Ohio; Sone Land (Damease), Georgia. Great grandchildren: Ashley Mathis (Michael); Riley, Callen and Ronan Swan; Margot and Owen Raynor; Avienda Casey. A great, great grandchild: Rylee Marie Mathis. A devoted, faithful and precious sister, Frances Woodard Deans; numerous treasured nieces and nephews.

Mary’s family would like to acknowledge and give special thanks to Karen Earnest along with her team from Community Home Care & Hospice, who had a profound impact on Mary’s quality of life.

A funeral service will be held on April 28, from 11:00AM to Noon with family receiving friends immediately following the funeral service, Noon to 1:00PM at Oak Forest church of Christ, 2705 North Park Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534. A private burial will be held at Wayne Memorial Park, Dudley, NC.

Flowers are appreciated or in lieu of flowers, a donation in Mary’s memory may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 2309 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534 or Oak Forest church of Christ Benevolent Fund, 2705 North Park Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534. Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home of Goldsboro is serving the Casey family; detailed obituary at www.Shumate-Faulk.com.