Mary Susan Craft Casteen, 84, of Willow Springs, NC passed from this earthly life to her eternal rest on Monday, December 30, 2019 at Johnston Health Medical.
She was born on March 7, 1935 in Lenoir County; the daughter of the late Joseph Leslie and Geneva “Eva” Braddy Craft. She was also predeceased by her husband of sixty-four years, Garland Relmond Casteen; grandson David Matthew Young and sisters Myrtle Boyd and Frances Smith.
Mrs. Casteen attended Eastside Baptist Church and Union Grove Christian Church. She loved her church families dearly.
Surviving to cherish her memories her devoted children, Joseph “Joe” Decater Casteen and wife Rhonda of Walnut Cove, Sharon Casteen Wynn and husband John of Willow Spring and Karen Casteen Young and husband David of Ramseur; grandchildren, Sandy Casteen, Gary Casteen, Amy East, Michelle Braswell, Jessica Mulkin, Jennifer Parker, Reagan Swaim, Sam Young, John Wynn, Jr.; 24 great grandchildren, one great-great grandson; brothers, Haywood and Lynell Craft, both of Rocky Point and numerous extended family and friends that loved Mary dearly.
Mary was a loving mother and caring grandmother, sister and friend. She was a woman of uncommon character, beauty and grace; and to those who knew her, “an instrument of God’s love on this earth.” Mary was kindhearted and a friend to all. She was small in stature but had a great big heart. She looked for and encouraged the best in everyone. Mary will surely be missed but cherished memories of her will forever remain in our hearts forever.
Graveside and committal service will be held at 2:30pm on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Henderson Cemetery, NC Hwy 50, Wallace, NC with the Reverend Dan Sellers officiating.
The family will be receiving friends from 2:00pm until 2:30pm on Friday, just prior to the service at the cemetery.
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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Wallace, NC 28466.
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