Karen Renee Marshall Carlton was born in Houston, TX on September 28th, 1960 and departed this earthly world on August 29th, 2021 at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Karen was preceded in death by her mother June Carol Wilroy and sister Roxanna Marshall.
It was often said that Karen was put on this earth to serve others and there could not be a truer statement; she had a servant’s heart. She genuinely cared about everyone that had the honor to know her and had a passion for helping anyone and everyone with no questions asked. She loved with her whole heart. She was a determined and talented individual that could conquer any task no matter how big or small it was.
Karen will most be remembered for the amount of love she had for everyone, her contagious laughter and huge personality that could lift anyone’s spirits. Her family and the memories they made in this life meant everything to her and there was no escape from her bigger than life hugs. The simple things of nature brought her so much joy such as spending time in her garden, watching the influx of the hummingbirds in the spring or just spending time in nature along the Natchez Trace. She had a deep love for animals, especially her own fur-babies. Those she knew and loved were so blessed by her in this life, she will be immensely missed.
Karen is survived by her Father Jack Marshall and Stepmother Rose; her husband Yancey Chee Carlton; daughters Katherine Renee Bunch (Joel), Kristina Michelle Khan (Ibrahim), Melissa Ann Stutts (Dustin); grandchildren Kyle and Zack Bunch, Aamir, Zayn and Zara Khan, and Eden Marie Stutts.
She is survived by her siblings Rick, Jackie, Lydia, Jerry, Goldie, Bobby and Mark. Brother and sister in law David and Wenona Stark and special friends Janet Cook, Carol Barnes, Sylvia McCann and Vickie Neal.
Her father, Pastor Jack Marshall will be officiating.
Visitation with family and friends will be held Friday September 3,2021 in the chapel of Adair Funeral & Cremation Services from 10:00-11:00. A celebration of life service will begin at 11:00 am following the visitation.
Adair Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements
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