Shawna Leigh Carey departed this life to be with Our Lord on February 25th, 2022. She was 49. She is survived by her brother, Mark of Mt. Vernon, TX, and sister Lana, near Hugo, OK. She has more distant relatives in many other places as well.
Shawna was born to Damon M. "Buddy" and Karen Neagle Carey on November 27th, 1972, in Tyler, TX. She attended school in Mt. Vernon, TX, graduating from Mt. Vernon High School in 1991. After high school, Shawna went to work for CEFCO Travel Store in Mt. Vernon, where she ascended to the position of Assistant Manager. She worked at CEFCO until 2020, when her declining health forced her to focus on medical treatment, and, finally, hospice.
Shawna formally committed her life to Our Lord and was baptized into the Holy Roman Catholic Church on May 24th, 2021. She was duly confirmed and received Holy Communion under the authorities of Father Robert Cigainero, Parochial Vicar of St. Michael Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant, TX.
Shawna was known for her wry humor and warm heart. She radiated an enduring love for her family and friends, her pets and for children, especially those suffering from illness. Many in Mt. Vernon and surrounding areas are bereaved on the occasion of her passing from this life, though her legacy will remain with all whom she knew and influenced.
In accordance with her wishes, Shawna has been cremated.
Visitation will be on Friday, February 11, 2022 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home. Shawna's memorial service will be conducted in the chapel at Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon, TX at 2 pm on March 12th, 2022. All are invited to join in praying the Rosary of Our Blessed Mother at 1:30 pm, immediately preceding the memorial service. Following the memorial service, all are invited to a potluck reception at the Carey residence, 1287 FM 21, Mt. Vernon.
Flowers are welcomed, but for any wishing to contribute monetarily, her family requests that those donations be made either to St. Jude's Children’s Hospital, or to the Danny Thomas Foundation.
Services entrusted to Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home.
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