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Paige Case

January 22, 1978 ~ September 5, 2020 (age 42)

Obituary

Paige Case left this world unexpectedly on September 5, in her home in Sophia, NC at the age of 42, to  be reunited with her sweet Granny, furbabies Sheryl and Gandhi, and family and old friends. A native of  NC, Paige has lived in Greensboro, Brown Mountain, at the “Blue House” in Seagrove, Pisgah,  Franklinville, Gibsonville, Sophia, and Charleston, SC. She attended RCC to study Graphic Design. 

She is survived by her her “split apart”/ penguin/ partner of 18 years, Bridget Hodge, furbaby son Paco  L’Orange, and her favorite ukulele Mali Wasabi.  

Parents Charlie Case and Amanda Case; Other parents “Mamma B” (Beverly Boggan) and Jimmy Hodge; Siblings include her brother Darren Case (Kelli), Brother Cousin Dru Teal (Berly, Logan, & Elliott), Sister  Cousin Heather Williams (Greg and Olivia), and other “Brosephs” Brandon Hodge (Traydon) and Brock  Hodge (Christel, Graham, & Colton), and Nephew Ethan Hodge (Fiancee Sierra Winters). Other beloved  family members include Aunt Crickett (Uncle Jerry), Aunt Helen Busick, Aunt Myrtle Collins, Aunt Diane  Scharbinger(Uncle Bruce), Uncle Jay Wall (Malinda), Uncle Steve Wall, Uncle B.A. Busick Jr, and Nieces April Case and Courtney Gerringer (Dan, Mason, & Aiden). 

Paige was a portrait artist, cartoonist, writer, storyteller, avid reader, YouTuber, PS4 gamer, snake  wrangler, “B” Charmer, comedian, empath, musician, Aquarius, LGBT youth advocate, mentor to the  young, “hardcore superstar by far”, and a dreamer... a true original with friends all over the world. She  was a lover of film, music and ideas.  

She also enjoyed trips to Starbucks, wearing her signature white sunglasses and Chuck Taylors, and at  different phases of her life, would walk a mile for a Camel Blue. She had a passion for Typography, pop  music, funny ladies, campy teenage tv shows, cover songs, vaping, and American Horror Story.  

As an animal lover, she saved injured chipmunks, squirrels, spiders, possums, birds, and rescued cats  from snakes and snakes from cats. She also had a special bond with “Stevie” the polar bear when she  worked at the zoo.

As a music lover, she had an eclectic taste that spanned from Lady Gaga and Britney Spears to Amanda  Palmer, Kathleen Hanna, Nirvana, King Princess, Findlay…and always was able to find more new  discoveries. 

Halloween for her was a special time for celebrating with Rocky Horror, dressing up in gore, carving  incredibly iconic pumpkins, and/or watching horror movies. 

As a gamer on PS4, Paige created the most amazingly realistic self portrait avatars, and played mostly  Red Dead, GTA, and Dead by Daylight. She spent the majority of her time in the game building  communities and helping teens and young adults by lending a helping hand (Back to back Bogdan), being  encouraging, or just listening. Grateful that she was able to capture some of those memories as a  YouTuber. 

Paige enjoyed laughing with her Dad while watching movies together and would call her mother every night just to tell her “Good Night, Sleep Tight, Sweet Dreams, I love you!” When living with her mother,  they were known to welcome lost souls and misfits, always trying to help those in need. 

Paige loved giving people nicknames, spreading unconditional love, standing up against injustice like  racism and bigotry, spreading joy, and lifting people up when they were down.  

She was beautiful, brilliant, compassionate, creative, so very funny, magical, mystical, and a most  generous and forgiving soul (at times to the detriment of her own wellbeing).  

Paige had an alluring, magnetic charm. She was truly authentic and had the ability to allow others to  feel comfortable being their true self. 

She will be sorely missed, as there is no other person like Paige, she was truly a special being. Memorial Service arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date. 

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to LGBTQ Youth Organizations (like the Trevor  Project) or Mental Health Advocacy organizations. 

 

“Come away, O human child! 

To the waters and the wild 

With a faery, hand in hand, 

For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.” 

From The Stolen Child, WB Yeats 

“I see nothing worse than to sail this Universe without You” - We Are Stars, by the Pierces

 

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