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Sarah Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Casey, 91, obtained her dream of living at the beach

Sarah Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Casey

Sarah Elizabeth “Liz” Casey, 91, daughter of Dewey and Willie Smith, was born April 12, 1930, and died Friday, April 23, 2021. She grew up in Dudley and graduated from Brogden High School. Married Gary Casey.

She is survived by her four daughters, Connie Woody (Ray), Vickie Pond (Howie), Kay Casey and Betty Jo McGrath (Jimmy); and grandchildren, Matthew Woody, Howard Pond (John), Michelle Pond McCullough (Jon), Joseph McGrath (Sarah) and Michael McGrath. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Adam Woody; and four siblings, Edward Smith, Mae Jones, Charles Smith and Dorothy Kuhn.

She was a graduate of Goldsboro Program of Practical Nursing Education and became a licensed practical nurse. She worked for over 20 years at Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. When she retired, she followed her dream to live at the beach.

She is remembered as a strong, straightforward and independent woman who loved and took pride in her family. She was influential in many people’s lives. Her legacy lives on through her four strong, independent daughters.

A private memorial will be held at the beach she loved, attended by family and her close friends.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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