Edith “Edie” Kathryn Carey (née Stickles) died peacefully at LewisGale Hospital in Pulaski, VA. She went to sleep on her birthday surrounded by her family and woke up in Heaven the next morning. Edie was 63.
Edie was born on January 21, 1959, to Gerald and Betty Stickles and grew up in Oxen Hill, MD. After graduation, she moved to California, where she met her husband, John Murray Carey, Jr. They married on February 16, 1979. Their first child, Victoria, was born in Redding, CA, four years later. The little family moved to Oxen Hill, MD, and had their second daughter, Kristen. They settled in Beckley, WV, where their third daughter, Grace, and only son, Douglas, were born. After living in Beckley, WV for nearly 20 years, the family moved to Tazewell, VA for ten years, eventually settling in Pulaski, VA.
Edie was a dedicated homemaker, homeschooling mother, and loving wife. While formally serving on the Christian Home Educators of WV board as a contact person for homeschooling parents, she also took every opportunity to mentor young and homeschooling mothers wherever she lived. A master of details and paperwork, she was a poll worker and chief for nearly 20 years, serving in Raleigh County, WV, Tazewell County, VA, and Pulaski County, VA.
In her spare time, she loved books, hot tea, cozy mysteries, cross-stitching, ministering to and praying with others, and loving her family. She adored her granddaughters, Anneliese and Clara, and grandson, Jax, and they adored her. She is preceded in death by her sister, Helen Dudding, and her mother, Betty Stickles. Edie is survived by her father Gerald Stickles, of Las Cruces, NM, her brother, Robert Hargis of Morrison, CO, his wife Jean, and their sons Tyson and Matthew Hargis, her husband John, daughter Victoria and son, Douglas of Pulaski, VA, her daughter, Grace, of Ames, IA and her daughter and son-in-law Kristen and Dr. Andrew Fultz, of El Paso, TX and their children – Anneliese, Clara, and Jax.
If Edie were here, she’d want to encourage each and every one of you to love and trust the Lord.
For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21
Edie’s Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 29, at 11:00 a.m. The family will be receiving friends from 10:00-10:45am at Draper Valley Presbyterian Church, in Draper, VA. The memorial service will also be held at Draper Valley Presbyterian Church at 11:00am. Masks are requested.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Home School Legal Defense Association widows and single parents fund – http://www.hslda.org/donate
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski. 540-980-1700