Karen Lisa Franklin
Jan. 27, 1955 to Feb. 1, 2019
Karen Lisa Franklin, 64, of Morganton passed away Friday, February 1, 2019. Born in Burke County, NC on January 27, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Vernie Gary Franklin and Mildred Mozelle Hendrix Franklin. Karen graduated from Western Piedmont Community College in 1974 and worked as a dental assistant. She had an enormous impact on her family and friends and was loved by so many. She will be remembered by her huge hugs and kisses she bestowed upon everyone she met. She was the embodiment of love and generosity.
Karen is survived by her brother, Ronnie Franklin (Diane) of Morganton; sisters, Dawn Franklin of California and Kathy Watson (her twin sister) of Virginia; her beloved nieces and great-nieces, Amanda, Kristin, Megan, Caroline, Julie Ann, Sofie, Ruby, Valerie, Makenna, and Madilyn; and her beloved nephews and great-nephews, Frankie, Clint, John Paul, Dusty, Levi, and Henry.
In addition to her parents, Karen was preceded in death by a sister, Angela Ann Benson.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Christ United Methodist Church. The memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. in the church with the Rev. Cindy Wechter and Pastor Don Smith officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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