CONWAY - Mary Catherine "Kit" Poole Causey, age 103, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at her home.

Catherine was born on Feb. 2, 1917, in Chesterfield, a daughter of the late Frank B. and Carrie Blalock Poole. Kit was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Conway for more than 75 years. She was a first-grade teacher at Conway Elementary for 16 years and other elementary schools for a total of 33 years. Kit was a member of the Iris Garden Club in Conway and Horry County Quilting Clubs.

Kit was preceded in death by her husband, John Pinkney Causey Jr. in 1983; son, John P. Causey III in 1983; and eight siblings.

She is survived by her daughter, Saundra McLeod (Mac) of Sumter; daughter-in-law, Catherine M. Causey of Louisville, Kentucky; grandchildren, Trey McLeod (Kara) of Clover and John P. Causey IV and Christina Causey (Chris Knockwafel), both of Louisville; great-grandchildren, Alex and Lily McLeod, and Lincoln and Waylon Knockwafel; many nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Hillcrest Cemetery, officiated by the Rev. Kyle Randle.

A special thank you to her wonderful caregivers, Kimberly Wright, Marilyn Dennis, Roberta Jordan and Donna Harrelson.

Memorials may be made in Catherine's name to First United Methodist Church of Conway, 1001 5th Ave., Conway, SC 29526.

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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, is serving the family.