Karen McGee White, age 74, of Marion, NC went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at her home with her family at her bedside.
Karen was born June 8, 1945 in McDowell County, NC to the late Clarence “Monk” McGee and Thelma Lowery McGee. She worked as a Loan officer for Bank of America until her retirement and worked as a substitute teacher, in McDowell County Schools, for some time after the death of her beloved husband, Cal. She and Cal enjoyed daily devotions on their porch at sunrise. Karen was a long time member of Glenwood Baptist Church. She cherished her family and her friendships with the members of her Sunday School class and Women on Mission. She loved the Lord and never missed an opportunity to share her experience of the love of God with others. Karen adored children and loved teaching Bible School and helping with the Good News Club. She genuinely cared for others and made friends everywhere she went. She enjoyed exercise classes at the YMCA, gardening, cooking and going to the beach with her grandchildren. Karen will forever be missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Calvin E. White and her brother, Danny McGee.
Those left behind to cherish her memory are two daughters, Sherrie W. Smith (Winfred) of Marion, NC and Angie W. Rikard of Belmont, NC and four grandchildren, Joshua C. Smith, Thomas C. Smith, Benjamin A. Rikard and Lawson M. Rikard.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM on Friday, June 5, 2020 at Glenwood Baptist Church. A funeral service to celebrate Karen’s life will follow at 2:00 PM with Dr. Dennis Love officiating. Interment will follow the service at Turkey Cove Cemetery.
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