Jennifer Casey Lively, 35, beloved daughter, sibling, aunt and friend, passed away on April 19, 2022 in Dallas, TX.
Born in Abilene, TX to Terry and Cathy Casey on September 15, 1986, Jennifer is a 2005 graduate of Wylie High School and 2008 graduate of Texas Tech University. She taught Family Consumer Sciences at Mesquite High School in Mesquite, TX for 14 years. Jennifer married her true love, Chase Lively on January 16, 2010 in Abilene, TX, and they welcomed their son, Dylan, with joy in 2016.
Jennifer was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Monna Casey and John DeBerry.
Jennifer was thoughtful, carefree, honest, independent, intelligent, and kind. She had a special gift of making you feel instantly at ease. Her love for the outdoors and for creating delicious masterpieces in the kitchen were only surpassed by the love she had for her family. Jennifer’s favorite weekend getaway was heading to Possum Kingdom Lake to make new memories and share laughter with loved ones. She was fun loving and her laughter could brighten anyone’s day. Jennifer touched the lives of so many people in such a short amount of time. She loved fiercely and deeply, and we take comfort in knowing that she is now at peace.
Jennifer is survived by her devoted husband Chase, their son Dylan, her loving parents Terry and Cathy Casey, her grandmother Joanne DeBerry, her brothers Hank Casey, wife Katie and children Drew, Audrey, Laine and Mattie and Trevor Casey, wife Rachel and daughter Ava, in-laws Caty and Scott Mullins and daughter Lively, and mother-in-law Clara Lively.
Visitation will be Friday, April 22, from 6-8pm at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene, TX. Funeral services will be held at 2pm, Saturday, April 23 at Hamil Family Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Potosi Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Hank Casey, Trevor Casey, Scott Mullins, Brian Jones, Geoffrey Long, and Clayton Farrow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jennifer’s honor to Head for the Cure. The mission of Head for the Cure is to raise awareness and funding to inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy. Jennifer and her family have been supporters of Head for the Cure since 2016 and have participated in fundraising for this important cause as “Team Lively” actively for the last six years. As part of their fundraising and awareness efforts, Team Lively founded Santa’s Stop in 2017 to bring further awareness to brain cancer research. Jennifer’s family extends its sincerest thanks to all who have supported Santa’s Stop throughout the years.
The family also extends its gratitude to Dr. Maher, Dr. Patel, Dr. Wardak, Dr. Mickey and the staff of UT Southwestern Hospital who make such difficult times a little easier through your kindness, compassionate care, and drive to end brain cancer for all. Our family thanks you and will keep your wonderful staff in our hearts and always in our prayers.