Casey Lauren Lemley

November 21, 1976 - April 26, 2021
Casey Lauren Lemley


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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  • May 10, 2021
    Barbara Goodman says:
    Love you, Pious.

  • May 11, 2021
    Jessica Fountain says:
    Casey was a shining light in this world, she will be greatly missed! My heart goes out to all of the family..

  • May 11, 2021
    Kathy Flood says:
    Pious - My heart breaks for you. I never had the pleasure of meeting her but I know she was an amazing and wonderful person thru your posts. The photos of the two of you together were pure love and happiness. Hold onto those memories. Please let me know if you need anything.

  • May 11, 2021
    Jill Timbers says:
    Holding you close in my heart

  • May 11, 2021
    Prioleau Gilbert says:
    Casey, you brought all the laughter every where we went and all our time spent together was so much fun. The kids and I miss you so very much...the putt putt, the beach, the sleepovers, Christmas and the circle walks lol we love you!