Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home & Memorial Park

2551 North Armistead Ave, Hampton, VA


Karena L. Auer

8 marzo , 197729 julio , 2020

Karena L. Auer (Hooks), 43, of Carrollton, VA entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at home alongside her beloved dog Royce.

She was born on March 8, 1977 in Hampton, VA. Karena was formally educated in the Hampton City School System where she excelled academically and graduated from Phoebus High School in 1996. Karena had a special love for animals and spent her early career working in Animal Care at Armistead Avenue Veterinary Hospital and later at the Animal Dermatology Specialist on The Southside and in Richmond, VA. Animals were her passion and she enjoyed being around them and giving them support and unconditional love.

Karena will be remembered for her enormous generosity and desire to do for others. If she could do something for someone, she would do her best to make it happen despite her physical limitations. She was very thoughtful and creative with her gift giving especially for Christmas and Birthdays which were made extra special because of her personalized touch for each gift. She also enjoyed taking the lead on cooking for the many special occasions. Her greatest joy to date was her daughter Mackenzie who she enjoyed spending quality time with and with the assistance of Mackenzie's dad (Jim Auer), raising her to be the beautiful, kind, and intelligent young lady that she has become. Karena was witty with such a great sense of humor and always strived to make people laugh, smile, or simply just brighten their day; usually by way of a funny picture, video, quote, or meme.

Karena was preceded in death by her father, Lou Hooks; paternal grandparents, Jesse and James Hooks; maternal grandparents, Herman "Buddy" and Edith Moody; and her loving dogs, "Rocky" and "Brody".

Karena leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Mackenzie Auer of Carrollton, VA; her mother, Sheila Hooks of Carrollton, VA; her brother, Lindsay Hooks (Robin) of Hampton, VA; her nephew, Christopher Hooks of Hampton, VA; and a host of special friends and family.


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Karena L. Auer


Dianne Kerr-Waltz

3 agosto , 2020

I guess my favorite memory of her was it work when we work together at armistead animal inn she always had such a bright smile and a happy attitude you had to really really love her she was that good of a person she was always giving and caring and she definitely was so good with animals and I'm going to miss her I haven't seen her in quite a few years but still will miss her rest in peace baby girl please rest in peace

Scott Hooks

3 agosto , 2020

We was close in age but not always in contact. U was such a joy 2 see & hear from. Always smiling. God is with u & uncle Lou. Plz tell my dad hi & love him. Seeya when those gates open 4me. Always. Scotty

Tiffany Brewer

2 agosto , 2020

I will ALWAYS cherish our fun memories of sleepovers and our love for NKOTB back in the day!
I know as we all sing “Please Don’t Go Girl”, we all know that you’re now finally pain free!
You fought every “Step By Step” you took my friend and you were “Hangin Tough” through all the trials thrown your way!
I’m sorry my friend that I didn’t keep in touch like I should have! I love ya girlie!
Your daddy gets his baby girl back but know that you will be truly missed here!💜

Vincent Soriano

1 agosto , 2020

Karena was a very sweet person. I remember all the insane wrestling PPV shows we watched with all her family at their home, we acted like crazy fools, we shared food and fellowship throughout the years. She will certainly be missed. Thank you for those memories Karena Rest in peace.


1 agosto , 2020

My good friend and pillar of patience and tremendous independence and endurance.
Love you and miss you so much and may Almighty look after the love of your life, McKenzie.
Rest in peace. 💐 💐 💐 💐 💐 💐


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