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Michael Brian Carey

June 24, 1967 — May 11, 2024

Michael Brian Carey

Michael Brian Carey, age 56, of Houston, Texas, passed away on May 11, 2024, after a short,

valiant fight with an aggressive cancer. He is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Carey, Jr.

and is survived by his mother Sylvia Carey, his daughter Reagan Carey, his sons Nicholas

Carey and Shea Carey, his fiancée Josefina Fernandez, his sister Stephanie Robertson (Rich),

his brothers Patrick Carey and Christopher Carey, Sr. (Colleen), and nieces and nephews.


Mike was born in Beaumont, Texas in 1967. Mike graduated high school in Pennsylvania and

Averett College in Virginia, where he also began his studies and training in aviation. He was

hired as a First Officer for Continental Express, and later became a Captain of its Embraer

ERJ145 aircraft. Mike continued his aviation career with Continental Airlines attaining the

position of Captain of its Boeing 737 aircraft and continuing in the same capacity with United

Airlines subsequent to its merger with Continental Airlines. Mike loved his career in aviation as

it allowed him to travel the world and experience its many wonders. Like his father, Mike was

an avid Purdue University, Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Steelers sports fan. Mike enjoyed

spending time with his family and friends.


Mike’s family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, June 17th, at Powell Funeral

Home, 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, Virginia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be

celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 18th, at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church, 800 John

Randolph Boulevard, South Boston, Virginia. 

Following the Mass, the family will have a gathering to further celebrate Mike’s life at

 Berry Hill Resort and Conference Center, 3105 River Road, South Boston, Virginia. 

Mike will be laid to rest in the Town of Halifax Cemetery in a private ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to give memorials might consider the

Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558.


Online condolences may be made at

 Arrangements have been entrusted to Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA

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