Celebrating Sonny Causey

Hinton T. “Sonny” Causey, Jr. (right) at 2014’s celebrations of Kwanza

On October 5, 1945, the Lord touched the union of the late Hinton T. Causey, Sr. and the late Bernice Dixon with their first born, Hinton T. “Sonny” Causey, Jr. On March 28, 2016, the Lord called Sonny home to eternity. Mr. Causey’s home going service took place at St. John’s Lutheran Church and was well attended by his Brooklyn French Congregation members and a loyal group of long time neighborhood activists and leaders.

Mr. Causey was raised and educated in Chicago, IL. He attended Du Sable High School, Chicago City College, and Roosevelt University. From there, Mr. Causey moved to Brooklyn, New York, where he worked as an educator until retirement.

Mr. Causey was a secondary educator, teaching mathematics. He was an active member of the Schomberg Library for Research in Black Culture, ACORN (Association of Community Organization for Reform Now), St. John the Evangelist Lutheran Church of Williamsburg, and the Summer Youth Employment Program. Mr. Causey was also a founding sponsor of the Martin Luther King. Jr. “Build a Dream” National Memorial in Washington D.C., and the Williamsburg Neighborhood Base Alliance, which sponsors community service programs to improve the neighborhood. Mr. Causey taught, inspired, and educated numerous youth for 30+ years. He was recognized as one of the most influential and prestigious community leaders that always took educating the public and youth seriously throughout his dedicated career.

Mr. Causey leaves close family members to mourn his passing: one sister, Lisa A. Martin (Felix) of Jackson, Mississippi; two brothers, Lloyd E. Dixon of Greenwood, Mississippi, and Dr. Llewellyn S. Dixon (Angela) of Dolton, Illinois; and a host of beloved nieces and nephews.

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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