Casey Lauren Lemley, 44, of Wilmington, NC departed this life on Monday, April 26, 2021 at home.
Casey was born on November 21, 1976 in Jefferson City, MO. She was the daughter of William and Marta Rand Lemley. Casey grew up in the town of Lewisburg, WV, graduating from Greenbrier East High School in 1995. She received a cosmetology degree in Wilmington, NC and worked at Bangz Hair Salon. Following a move to Roanoke, VA, Casey graduated from Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, VA with a degree in psychology. She spent the majority of her career working with autistic children at Minnick School in Roanoke, Myrtle Grove Middle School, and the GLOW Academy in Wilmington, NC, as well as with students at Lucy Addison Middle School in Roanoke, VA and Roger Bacon Academy in Leland, NC.
Casey was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents, her aunts Diane Denise Rand Hohl, Sharron Schimmel Lemley, and her uncle Fred William Lemley. She is survived by her husband, Pious Choi of Wilmington, NC; parents William and Marta Lemley of Roanoke, VA; sister, Melissa Erin Lemley and nephew Cade Joseph Clemons of Roanoke VA; uncle David Hohl of Side Lake, MN; and a posse of lifelong friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Casey’s honor be made to GLOW Academy, Sarah Brickels, Development Director, 4100 Sunglow Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405.
A memorial gathering in Casey’s memory will be held on on May 22, 2021 at 11:00 am, at the North Pier at 1800 Carolina Beach Avenue, Carolina Beach, NC.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington NC 28403