WILMINGTON — Casey Lauren Lemley, 44, departed this life Monday, April 26, 2021, at home.
Casey was born Nov. 21, 1976, in Jefferson City, Missouri. She was the daughter of William and Marta Rand Lemley. Casey grew up in the town of Lewisburg, West Virginia, and graduated from Greenbrier East High School in 1995. She received a cosmetology degree in Wilmington and worked at Bangz Hair Salon.
Following a move to Roanoke, Virginia, Casey graduated from Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia, 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; as well as with students at Lucy Addison Middle School in Roanoke, Virginia, and Roger Bacon Academy in Leland.
Casey was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents; her aunts, Diane Denise Rand Hohl and Sharon Schimmel Lemley; and uncle, Fred William Lemley.
She is survived by her husband, Pious Choi of Wilmington; parents, William and Marta Lemley of Roanoke; sister, Melissa Erin Lemley; nephew, Cade Joseph Clemons of Roanoke; uncle, David Hohl of Side Lake, Minnesota; 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.
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