Virginia Casey Williams, 93, H. W. Williams Lumber Company owner alongside her husband

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Virginia Casey Williams
Virginia Casey Williams

Virginia Casey Williams, of Burgaw, died peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at her home. She was 93.

She was born June 14, 1922, in Pender County, the daughter of the late Joseph Richard and Exie Olive Casey. Also remembered are her beloved husband, Harry Whrens Williams; daughter-in-law, Lynne Williams; son-in-law, Steve Owens Jr.; sisters, Exie Casey, Olive Davis, Helen Blackmore and Gladys Ferrell; and brothers, Joseph R. Casey Jr., Wirt Casey and Wayne Casey.

Virginia is survived by her sons, Whrens C. Williams (Judy) and Samuel Lee Williams III (Karen); daughter, Linda W. Owens; grandchildren, Karen Burton (Davis), Joy Usher (Juston), Stephen Owens (Janelle), Kristi Turlington (Jimmy), Harry Owens (Heather), Lee Williams (Sarah) and Sherry Newville (Nolan); 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Virginia grew up being a member of Riverside Baptist Church in the Ashton area and later in life joined Burgaw Baptist Church where she was currently a member. For many years she and her husband Harry owned and operated H. W. Williams Lumber Company in Burgaw. Virginia was a member of A.R.E.M.E. Eastern Star Chapter No. 372.

Not only was Virginia a beloved wife and wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, she was a generous friend to all who knew her. Virginia was the centerpiece of her family and especially loved family gatherings. She brought a great deal of grace, thoughtfulness and love into this world.

Virginia always found relaxation and peace at the Williams river home and today she has found eternal peace in her heavenly home. What an honor it is that the lively, learned and loving Virginia has lived all these years among us.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Nickalson officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Memorial Park.

The family suggests that you consider a memorial gift to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.

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