In Memory

Carey Causby

CAUSBY, Ms. Carey Winston, 71, of Isle of Palms, S.C., passed away at her home Friday, June 18, 2021 following a period of declining health.

Carey was born February 2, 1950 in Richmond, Va., daughter of the late Jack Mayfield Causby and Mabelle Winston Causby.

She is survived by her aunt, Martha Winston Warriner of Lexington, S.C. and; cousins, Ann Ellis Chaffins of Midlothian, Va., William R. Warriner of Lexington, S.C., H. Winston Warriner of Herndon, Va. and Edgar W. Sibold of Woodlawn, Va.

Carey was a graduate of Huguenot High School in Richmond and The University of South Carolina. She taught art at Morningside Middle School in Charleston County for 28 years, where she took great pride in working with students to help them develop an appreciation for art in the world around them.

Carey was happiest when surrounded by family and friends. Her door was always open and she loved visits from friends and relatives both near and far. She would greet you at the door with a big smile and a boisterous, "Well, hey!" Her fur buddies, especially Sadie, brought her great joy and comfort over the years.

For those wishing to honor her life with a charitable gift, the family has chosen one of her favorite charities: Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, S.C. 29406.

Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch from Oct. 26 to Oct. 27, 2021.

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10/28/21 09:54 PM #1    

Sherry Lyford (Garcia)

Carey was such a great friend in high school. I have many, many wonderful memories of the fun times we had together. She visited me on Cape Cod, the summer after I moved to Richmond and we were in full attack mode the entire time, enacting back and forth pranks on my sister and her visitor, the dreaded Dixie. But Carey got the last word as she often did: she and Dixie traveled on the train together and Carey filled Dixie's open mouth with tiny balls of paper while she slept. That cemented our friendship. We were in SF together, we went to Jr college together in NC with Sandy Finch, Jay, and several HHS friends who weren't ready to part ways quite yet. She was in my wedding.

I remember so many things about Carey: her fashion sense, her VW bug, her gold charm bracelets, her ways with the St Christopher boys, her parents who were always Mabelle and Jack, never mom and dad, her sleep overs, harmonizing on old tunes that Mabelle taught us, trips to her aunt Nancy's farm ouside of Blacksburg. But mostly her straight forward ways. She never minced words and always said what she meant, an early example for future feminists.

Carey was a unique person, never afraid to be different, and a good, good friend! Sandy and I have been having fun sharing our memories together. There are so many!

11/27/21 09:23 AM #2    

Sandy Finch (Lindsey)

It is hard to believe such a force as Carey is not with us any more.  She was such a good friend to me when I started at Huguenot my junior year of high school.  When most people already had their friends and activities, she gave me a chance as a newby and welcomed me to the fold.  What a character!  So honest and straightforward, no filter at such a young age and what a huge heart.  She filled the room with her strong presence and humor, I have really never met anyone else like her throughout my life and I am so grateful to have know her.  

There are so many stories to tell and some I could never share but as Sherry said when I think of Carey I think of that VW Bug, her bracelets, Mabel and Jack and their precious home, spending the night with 3 girls in her double bed, St. Christopher boys, Shalimar, dancing to motown, smoking cigarettes and on and on .........

She was always strong and true to herself, making her own way through easy times and rough ones.  She is missed!


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