Karen Freeman Thompson
October 21, 1966 - January 7, 2021
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CREEDMOOR-  Karen Freeman Thompson, 54, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Karen was born on October 21, 1966 to the late Rosemary and Joe Freeman in Durham, NC. She loved to entertain, hosting holiday and family celebrations for many years in her home. The beach held a special place in…

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Debra Barbour Davies & Bill Davies left a message on January 12, 2021:
Our hearts and minds cannot fathom the depth.of your loss. Karen was such a light in our world. We pray her loving memory continues to comfort and sustain each of you, that your pain be assuaged. May the Peace of God be with you.
Kimberly Mitchell left a message on January 12, 2021:
In memory of Karen Freeman Thompson, Kimberly Mitchell lit a candle
Ann Rebeck left a message on January 11, 2021:
As a former member of the Rogers Herr Middle School family I have so many fond feelings for my time there because of Karen. She was always looking out for the students in such a personal way. Because I was a parent volunteer I got to know her a little better. Her commitment to the job and love of the students was evident. I will forever be grateful for her loving and no-nonsense presence in the front office.
Rachel Jacobson left a message on January 11, 2021:
I will always remember Karen for her smile, laugh, great style and kindness to me all those years at Rogers Herr. My sympathies to her family.
Ella Jo Thompson left a message on January 11, 2021:
Lauren, I am so very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You and your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers. Losing your mom is very hard but God will embrace you and your family with his healing love and strength . Love, Ella Jo Thompson
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Karla left a message on January 10, 2021:
In memory of Karen Freeman Thompson, Karla lit a candle
Sue lawson left a message on January 10, 2021:
I am sad to learn of your beloved Karen's passing. I know how close you all were as a family. Lindsay, crystal, I love you and I pray the Lord will be with you through these trying times.
Thomas J Hall left a message on January 10, 2021:
R.I.P Karen, When we lived on Hickory Drive we was like one big Family. I know you was well loved by all, and we will all miss you dearly. Crystal and Todd we are praying for you through this time in need.
Terry Scott left a message on January 10, 2021:
Such sad news to hear, the passing of Karen. I’ll always remember the good times shared at Rogers Herr, our talks, our laughs and her way out sense of humor. Prayers for the family, especially Lauren and Haleigh who she always talked about until the grand babies came. Rest Well!
Donna Holloman left a message on January 10, 2021:
My love and prayers are with you all..... Donna, Robert, Jessica and Alyssa The Holloman family 💙
Lorie VonCannon left a message on January 10, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Karen has been my friend for 30 years and I know she is going to be missed dearly by her family and friends! She was full of life, laughter and helped me/others in so many ways over the years! She loved her family and was so proud of her two girls. Thank God for all the memories Karen has left behind to get us through the hard days, months and years to come. RIP my dear friend, Karen. Love always, Lorie
Nicole Summerlin left a message on January 10, 2021:
In memory of Karen Freeman Thompson, Nicole Summerlin lit a candle
Tina Bell Parrish & Jaeden Parrish left a message on January 10, 2021:
In memory of Karen Freeman Thompson, Tina Bell Parrish & Jaeden Parrish lit a candle
Steve Barton left a message on January 10, 2021:
I know words can’t take away the hurt you’re feeling, but I want you to know how much I care. Sending you love and strength in this time of loss.
Tina Strong left a message on January 10, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends! Karen was a wonderful person and will always remember her beautiful smile!
Julie Ethridge left a message on January 10, 2021:
Absolutely precious friend of mine for over 40 years. Infectious smile and personality and one of the sweetest people I have ever known. May your light continue to shine through your girls and friends. You will be missed sunshine!
Michelle Allen left a message on January 10, 2021:
Lauren, Sorry for your loss , prayers for you and your family. Love, Michelle
Vivian O’Neal left a message on January 10, 2021:
Crystal & family so sorry for your loss My prayers are with you all
Charles Bartholomew left a message on January 10, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. She was only a year and a half old when my wife, Margaret and I moved to Hickory Drive in 1968. We became good friends with the family but over the years have lost touch. She was so young to pass. My condolences to Crystal and Todd and Karen's remaining family. My prayers to all.
Sheila Barlow left a message on January 9, 2021:
I am so very sorry for your loss. Karen was a wonderful mama, friend, and person. She brightened up this world. She will be missed💕💕💕
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Cathy and Mike Sebastian left a message on January 9, 2021:
Love and prayers for all of you ❤️
Lance Scott left a message on January 9, 2021:
Karen and I worked together for 16 years at Rogers-Herr Middle School. One thing I can say about Karen is that she loved her family. Haleigh and Lauren, I know this is a difficult time for your family. Lean on the Lord and you will find the strength to help you through this difficult time. Karen, Rest In Peace my friend.
April Green left a message on January 9, 2021:
Prayer's for Karen's family. April Stephenson Green
Austin Caton left a message on January 9, 2021:
You were such a sweet and caring person, full of fire and passion. You will be missed.
Seu Byrd left a message on January 9, 2021:
Heaven gained a beautiful soul. I'm blessed to have known her.
Jenny Bailey left a message on January 9, 2021:
Karen was such a special person. After working with her in the classroom for 4 years, we became very close. She loved her family and taught me so many life lessons!!! I know she loved her girls and family so much! God placed her in my life for a reason, and I am truly grateful! Heaven certainly gained an angel and I will continue to pray for the family.
R.L. Cheek and Family left a message on January 9, 2021:
In memory of Karen Freeman Thompson, R.L. Cheek and Family lit a candle
Nicole Carden left a message on January 9, 2021:
Since our girls became best friends in 2nd grade, we hit it off right away. From that first haircut in your kitchen and seeing that fish in your blender, I knew we were friends for life! After I moved 900 miles away... didn’t matter, distance can’t stop true friendship. I will forever miss you my sweet and hilarious friend. All the angels in heaven have a story and I know you will fill me in when I get there... til then, Love Ya Babe😘
Sherry Hawkins Slaughter left a message on January 9, 2021:
Karen was so full of life. This picture popped up in my memories on NYE, from years past, and displays her great personality. She loved her daughters and lit up when we were discussing our daughters. Many prayers and hugs to her family. She surely is an angel above now.
Tim T left a message on January 9, 2021:
RIP Heaven has gained another angel . Prayers go out to all the family and friends.
Sandy Durham left a message on January 9, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers go out to this family during these difficult times. May God touch each of you to offer comfort and support. My heart breaks for the loved ones left behind. All my love!!♥️♥️💙🙏🙏
Air, Joanna, Joyce and Lauren left a message on January 9, 2021:
Karen, we are sorry to see you go, but we believe you are heading to a better place. We will continue to miss you as much as we miss Joe, and we hope that you continue to keep your smile in heaven.
Taylor Nalley left a message on January 9, 2021:
In memory of Karen Freeman Thompson, Taylor Nalley lit a candle
Cathryn left a message on January 9, 2021:
It seems everyone who knew you, loved you. You showed so much love and support to your family. May you rest peacefully, transition smoothly, and continue to guide your family through different connections. Much love to you and those who held you close.
Linette and Josh Mcghee left a message on January 9, 2021:
We love you
Donna Roberson left a message on January 9, 2021:
Karen you will be surely missed.My heart has been broken since I heard the news of your passing.I have loved all of your family for years and loved you and Crystal like little sisters.I know Your Mom and Dad were so happy to meet you along with my parents also who loved you dearly.We never know when its going to be our last day but one thing I can say is you lived life and always had a beautiful smile and a heart of Gold.See you one Day in Heaven ,Hope my mansion is close to yours!<3 Donna and Bob
Elaine Ray left a message on January 9, 2021:
This sweet lady will surely be missed . Always with a smile and full of life. Love you and your family and always will. Prayers for the family during this sad time.
Julia Emory left a message on January 9, 2021:
One of a kind friend. Never to be forgotten.
Angela Bazen left a message on January 9, 2021:
Many prayers being lifted for the family especially her beloved daughters.
Tabitha Higgs Osborne left a message on January 8, 2021:
Karen, you leave this world too early girl. You had the brightest smile, and you were always kind to me. It was great growing up with you in our church youth and in the neighborhood. Neecy and Todd I am thinking and praying for you and her family. Love you guys!
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Kim Page left a message on January 8, 2021:
I will forever be grateful that I had the opportunity to watch This beautiful three-year-old little girl grow up and become one of the most determined strong willed women I have ever known. I am at such a loss for words. There is a huge hole in my heart today. Lauren and Haley both of you were her world with the grandchildren hold onto the many precious memories you have and always know she will never be far. Neecy and Todd I have spent the last 24 hours reliving so many memories with Karen . She was my Real life baby doll. Heaven most definitely gained a special angel but it has left a huge void here. I will continue to pray for you all today and for the days to come. This is real close to my ❤️. I can see your precious Mother and your Dad waiting for her at them pearly gates. Go babe girl and rest high on that mountain. You were always so special to me and I will never forget you. I will look for you when my time comes. I love you Karen.
Hudson Funeral Home left a message:
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