First Posted: 1/22/2009
MOUNT AIRY Carolyn Geiger Quesinberry, 54, of Mount Airy, wife of Freddie Quesinberry, passed away at their home on Jan. 20, 2009. Carolyn was born in Watauga County on May 3, 1954, to Johnny and Sue Tilley Geiger. She graduated from Mount Airy High School in 1972 and from Appalachian State University in 1976. Mrs. Quesinberry was a gifted and well-loved teacher for over 27 years working in several area school systems Mount Airy City, Surry County, Stokes County and Forsyth County, as well as Garland County, Ark. In March 2005, she and her husband, Freddie, embarked on their latest endeavor opening Opies Candy Store on Main Street, Mount Airy. Carolyn will be remembered for her big smile, contagious laugh and zest for life. She is survived by her husband, Freddie; two daughters, Abigail and Elizabeth, both of Winston-Salem; her stepdaughter, Melissa of Brooklyn, N.Y.; her parents, Johnny and Sue Tilley Geiger of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; her grandmother, Frances Belle Geiger Cooper of Morehead City; brother, Bobby and his wife, Dawn, and their son, Landon; sisters-in-law, Daphne Ayers and her husband, Tim, of Mount Airy and Suzanne Foushee of Winston-Salem; and brother-in-law, Dudley Quesinberry and his wife, Debbie, of Floyd, Va. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, in the Moody Funeral Chapel in Mount Airy with the service conducted by the Rev. Todd Byrd with interment to follow in the Oakdale Cemetery. The Quesinberry family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, NC 27030, or to the University of Pittsburgh Liver Cancer Center, Development UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 1B, 5150 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232. A special thank you to Dr. Eugene Paschold, Dr. T. Clark Gamblin, Paula Norman, Ann Pitcairn, Mount Airy Chemo staff and hospice nurses Amy Worrell and Jill Murray for their compassionate care. Online condolences may be made at www.caringbridge.org/visit/carolynquesinberry and www.moodyfuneralservices.com.