June 19, 2024
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.


June 19, 2024
4 p.m.


June 19, 2024

Karen Cannon Scott, 75, of Morganton passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 16th, 2024 surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Sam, daughter Stephanie Scott-Gaddy and husband Jim of Asheville, son, Brandon Scott, wife Tonya, and her pride and joy, granddaughter, Addy Jean Scott. She is also survived by her sister, Regina Murphy and husband, Mike, her mother, Sue Mull, and step-grandchildren, Chelsey Gaddy and James Gaddy, wife Cassie.

Karen is preceded in death by her father, Dan Cannon, and her step-father, Howard Dale Mull.

Karen lived in the Morganton area her entire life and retired after 32 years of service from Vocational Rehabilitation at the NC School for the Deaf. She enjoyed collecting thoughts and photos from her life, and the lives of her children and grandchildren. She was compassionate, thoughtful, caring, and a devout Christian as a proud member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Karen was a committed and loving wife, mother, sister, daughter, and for the last ten years, has been the absolute best Mimi to Addy Jean.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate her life on Wednesday, June 19th, from 3:00pm - 4:00pm at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church (1698 Conley Road, Morganton). Funeral and graveside services will be held following with the Reverend Keith Burkhart officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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I learned last night of the passing of one of the kindest souls I have had the privilege to have in life. Karen was a gentle spirit with a beautiful smile. We were together often as children. Stuffed into cars traveling to wherever our daddies were singing that weekend. Playing in the background while our parents played cards in the kitchen. Family gatherings and lunches after church at the Rainbow Inn. I have enjoyed our short time with Aunt Sue and Karen and Regina in more recent years, at family reunions and birthday gatherings. We will miss her greatly. My heart goes out to Sam and the family. I have loved Aunt Sue and Karen and Regina my whole life. I am deeply sorry for this loss.

—Marcia Dene Cannon Henne

Sam, I just saw where Karen passed away. I am so sorry I didn't know sooner. Praying God will wrap His arms around you and your family during these very difficult days. God bless you my friend! Lorena and Louie

—Lorena Rice

So sorry to hear about your mother's passing, Stephanie. Our hearts go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Lifting your loss in our prayers - Jeff, Rebecca and Aubrey Costner 🌹

—Rebecca and Jeff Costner
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Dear Sam and family, I am very sad to hear about Karen leaving her earthly home and family, but so grateful to know she entered her Heavenly home last week. I didn’t know until just a few minutes ago when a former Co-worker told me. Karen made a major impact on me when I started at VR in 2001. She was the ultimate lady and so professional, and she also made work Fun! God bless you all with HIS Peace and comfort.

—Frances Robinson
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Stephanie, sending hugs and prayers during this time to your family.

—Erica Mathies

Sam, Stephanie, Brandon and family I am holding you all very close in thoughts, prayers and love. Karen was always one of the sweetest people I've ever known. I am so honored to say she was one of my dearest friends from our years together at NCSD, VR and Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. I could always rely on her for her constant kind, gentle spirit. I know she is home now and free of pain. Looking forward to our reunion in Heaven when there will be no more goodbyes. I love you all.

—Connie Barnette

So Sorry for your Loss Sam, Stephanie and Brandon and the Entire Family. Karen was such a Beautiful and Precious Lady. Praying for God to Comfort you all. You know Karen is Resting in the Arms of Jesus Now. So honored to Call Karen our Friend 💕 Sincerely Kay and Gene Hice We Love You All.

—Kay and Gene Hice
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—Jane Poteat

Sam, Stephanie, Brandon We are sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. May God bless you now and the coming days. Mike and Harriet smith

—Mike Smith