Vernell Elizabeth Gainous Casteen, 72, of Wilmington, NC, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Wilmington, NC on August 9, 1939, the daughter of the late Dock Memory and Maggie Mae James Gainous.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Donald Ray Casteen of Wilmington, NC; two daughters, Donna R. Casteen and husband, Floyd and Angela K. Casteen and husband, David both of Wilmington, NC; three brothers, Floyd H. Gainous of Wilmington, NC, James A. Gainous of Orrum, NC and Robert U. Gainous of Alabama; four granddaughters, Tiffany M. Blake, Gwendolynn R. Bass, Tamarah K. Bass, and Emily K. Gaeth all of Wilmington, NC; five grandsons, Josiah M., Timothy E., and Nathaniel M. Gaeth, Linwood R. Bass Jr., and Zachary T. Bass; two step-granddaughters, Jessica B. Jackson of Whiteville, NC and Brittany N. Brandenburg of NY; four great grandsons, and two great granddaughters.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel by Pastor Chris Gregg.
The family will receive friends following the service.
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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099