Deacon Emanuel Carey

August 16, 1936 - February 11, 2024

Emanuel Carey, son of the late Townsend Carey and Adlay Thomas Carey, was born on August 16, 1936. He was the youngest of eight children.

Emanuel departed this life on Sunday, February 11, 2024, at The Rosewood Village, Charlottesville, VA.

At an early age, he was baptized and joined the New Hope Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and trustee.  As a youth, Emanuel was very active with Sunday school, bible study, and BYPU.

Emanuel was a graduate of Jackson P. Burley High School, Charlottesville, VA. where he was dedicated to the band and playing the saxophone. In his earlier years, he was a pitcher for the Esmont Giants baseball team.

Emanuel retired from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA where he was the Grounds Crew Supervisor at the Department of Parking and Transportation. Upon his retirement, Emanuel enjoyed a few activities: Going shopping, going to the gym, watching educational game shows, and most of all watching The NY Giants and other NFL football games.

Emanuel was predeceased by his brothers; Matthew Carey of Esmont, VA, and Thomas Carey of St. Stephen, SC; sisters, Louise Johnson and Cora Sam of Queens, NY, Betsy Paige of New York, NY, Warnuder Rippy of Bronx, NY and Viola Anderson of Plainfield, NJ.

He leaves to cherish his memories his loving and devoted wife, Rev. Mary R. Carey; sons, Charles A. Carey (Donna), Darnell Emanuel Carey; daughter Frances Mihlan (Steve); and sons Edward Anderson (Shirley), Vincent Anderson (Trice); grandchildren, Alexis Carey, Candace Moran (Michael) and Justin Carey; Goddaughter, Charlene Londree Austin.

Emanuel also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

A visitation for Emanuel will be held Saturday, February 17, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at New Hope Baptist Church, 7725 Porters Rd, Esmont, VA 22937, followed by a funeral service at 12:00 PM.

Emanuel will be laid to rest in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, 7725 Porters Rd, Esmont, VA 22937.