06/14/18 — ESTHER MAE S. CASEY

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Dec. 2, 1924-June 12, 2018

Esther Mae Smith Casey, 93, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Wayne UNC Healthcare surrounded by her family.

Esther was born in Wayne County, N.C., Dec. 2, 1924, to the late John G. Smith and Nora Gurley Smith. She was married to the late Bennie H. Casey.

Esther enjoyed life and spending time with her family and friends.

She was a valued employee of Winn Dixie for 30 years.

Esther was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be greatly missed.

A service to celebrate Esther’s life will be Sunday, June 17, 2018, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Rose officiating.

The family will receive friends following the service.

Interment will be Monday, June 18, 2018, at 10 a.m. in Wayne Memorial Park.

Esther is survived by her sons, Ben Casey Jr. and wife, Linda, of Goldsboro and Donny Casey and wife, Joanie, of Winterville; daughter, Iris Casey Collins and husband, Jay, of Wake Forest; sister, Vernell Quinn of Goldsboro; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Esther was preceded in death by her sisters, Laulas Newsome, Mabel S. Coker, Sarah Emma Davis, Nora Ann Edmundson and Ava Faircloth, and brothers, Joe William Smith, Robert Smith, John G. Smith Jr., Rex Smith and James E. “Shine” Smith.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneral.home.


Published in Obituaries on June 14, 2018 8:05 AM