Karen Lopez-Bartlett

December 7, 1971October 21, 2015
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Karen Fatima Lopez-Bartlett, born on the 7th day of December 1971 in Durham, North Carolina, was called before our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the 21st day of October 2015.

Karen was a certified Nurse Practitioner who owned her own clinic where she shared her passion for holistic medicine with her patients. She was pursuing an MD bridge to improve her ability to care for her clientele.

Karen was a passionate and vivacious person that enjoyed traveling, live music, and attending medical conferences that pushed the boundaries of alternative/holistic medicine. Karen was an unconventional Mom who loved her children. Each individual person will forever remember her for what she was and the impact that she had in their lives.

Her youngest son Luis Bartlett preceded her in death. Karen is survived by her eldest son, Donavon Bailey, her parents: Romeo and Halima Sirker Lopez, siblings: Indrani Corneau Lopez, Romeo Lopez, and Misael Lopez. She is also survived by her loving family.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 31, 2015

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Christina Nalder

July 18, 2016

I'm so sorry to just find out that my sweet friend has left this world. I know she is resting in peace with her son in her arms. Love and hugs to Karen's entire family.

Stephanie L. Johnson

February 10, 2016

Karen, My heart is heavy. I'm so sorry my friend that I couldn't do more for you in our time together. Such a wonderful angel I am blessed to have met....My heart is with the family.

David Yates

November 16, 2015

Karen, you will be greatly missed. You helped me so much with you treatment program, and you were a joy to speak with. My sincere condolences go out to your family. God Bless you and keep you.

Jackie Boyd

October 31, 2015

Karen, I am sending so much love and many prayers to you and your family. I am sorry that I could not do more for you in the time I knew you. Rest in peace, my friend.

Susan Coolbaugh

October 28, 2015

Karen, you will be missed. I will always remember our daily talks for hours, through tears until laughter. You could be so kind & generous. I would've done anything to help your wounded heart heal. I pray you are finally at peace with our Heavenly Father. I will miss you my friend.

Ryan Riggs

October 26, 2015

My dear cousin, Karen Fatima, lived and loved in a way that makes most envious.

She was willing to break the mold over and over again... with a zeal for life and a willingness to risk something great in order to gain something good.

I've always respected that and know that the lesson taken from her life is best reflected on how she lived the overwhelming part of her life.



With a sense of adventure and awe.

And a touch of wild child.

I'm going to miss her so very much.

Karyn Morgan

October 24, 2015

So many memories. I actually remember the day we met. You walked into the same class as me on my first day of college. In classic Karen form you came in talking to the whole room, "does anyone know anything about JFK"? I thought "who is she talking to"? No one else answered so I did. That question launched a 24 year friendship. We were Karen squared. You were Pocahontas on the raft in new braunfels. You were laughter. Always. Joy. You always laughed at my jokes. Boy crazy. Loyal. Faithful. That's how I will always remember you. You were a bright beautiful light that has burned out way too early. I will miss you the rest of my days. I look forward to meeting you again on the streets of gold. I found this prayer and thought it perfect for Karen.
Dearest Lord,
We entrust Karen to your undying mercy and love.
While in this life, she felt much pain and found life difficult.
May you enfold her now with your love where no pain can find her but rather your love can heal her.
Make her a Guardian Angel for those who struggle with life, for those who struggle to see you and the love that is around them.
Give her Lord, kind admittance to your Kingdom and bring comfort to her family and friends.
We ask this, as we ask all things, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Love you always Karen Fatima. Until we meet again. ❤