In Memory

Alix Causby (Thompson)

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 1:47 PM

It is with a broken heart that I have to announce that Alix passed away on the morning of July 23rd. She was very weak and then had another seizure and could not recover although there were medical people with her doing their best to assist.

Alix Causby Thompson

LONDON, ENGLAND - Alix Yvonne Causby Thompson, 69, passed away after a brief battle with cancer in Charing Cross Hospital, London.

She was born in Swannanoa, N.C. The family moved to Gastonia when she was a child. She attended Central Elementary and Abernathy Elementary, Wray Junior High School, and graduated from Ashley High School in 1960. With a degree in sociology from Greensboro College and a Masters from the School of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, Alix enjoyed a very successful career in social work in Memphis, Tennessee, and for the past thirty years in London, England. For the last twenty years of her career, she was a free-lance trainer of professionals in a variety of disciplines and a highly sought-after consultant in the child protection field. She was called upon often to be an expert witness to the London Family Courts, in cases involving children, especially child protection cases. She loved her life in England where she met and married her British husband, David, who was the love of her life. Together they enjoyed traveling, hiking, the theater, concerts, and art exhibits.
Alix was preceded in death by her father, Wilburn Causby, and a baby brother, Lyle Wayne Causby.  

She leaves behind her loving husband, David Thompson of London, a step¬son, Julian Thompson and wife, Amanda, and two step-grandchildren, Faith and Finn, all of Brighton, England; her mother, Pat Causby of Gastonia, and her brother, Jerry Causby and his wife Becky, ofMt. Holly; a nephew and a niece and their families.

A funeral service will be held at Mortlake Crematorium in London on Tuesday, August 2, at 2:00, London Time, and a Memorial Service will be held in Gastonia on the same day, Tuesday, August 2, at 2:00 EST. The location of the service will be Loray Baptist Church, 1128 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia. The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN ( on "Ways to Help") or to Cancer Research UK, 468 Chiswick High Road, London W4 5TT.


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01/14/15 05:30 PM #1    

John Parker

From:  Mrs Maureen Bysouth

I had the pleasure of working with Alix as her Administrator in Kensington Town Hall in the 1980's where I was very fortunate to have her as my Manager. She was a delightful and kind person and whenever I think of Alix, I think of North Carolina! She managed difficult and sensitive child protection work very professionally and with great skill. She quickly became respected and became very popular with all who worked with her. I was saddened to hear of Alix's death, of whom I have warm memories. 

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