OBITUARY

Karen Denise Webb

December 4, 1954June 5, 2019
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Karen Denise Galloway Webb was born December 4, 1954 to Beatrice Galloway and the late Robert L. Galloway in Kingsport, TN. Karen loved LIFE and enjoyed holidays and cookouts with her family, special Saturday adventures with her mother, and she especially loved family trips to the beach. Her outlook was positive, open, and curious - she loved the out of doors, she never stopped looking for the beauty in Nature and sharing it with others. A graduate of Ketron High School and lifelong resident of Kingsport, she was employed by TeleTech since 2017 and for many years at several local Exxon, Aztex and Texaco locations - in various roles including manager and bookkeeper - where she was beloved by her customers and coworkers. Visited and attended by many family members during her last hours, Karen passed peacefully June 5, 2019 after a brief illness.

Karen is survived by her husband Michael "Duck" Webb; her mother Beatrice M. Galloway; her daughter Amy Falin and husband Scott; her son Joshua Horne and wife Desirae; brother Bobby and wife Teresa Galloway; her brother Joel and wife Kathy Galloway; and three grandsons: Soloman and Connor Falin and Elijah Horne, as well as several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles including special uncle Larry Morelock and Jerri. She had many special friends and colleagues who will miss her fun outlook and her laughter.

The family is grateful to Joshua Horne, Scott Falin, Soloman Falin, Connor Falin, Jack Chapman and Brian Hulse for serving as Pall Bearers as well as Landon Coates and Elijah Horne, Honorary Pall Bearers.

The family will receive friends at East Lawn Funeral Home Monday June 10, 2019 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of David at 1:00pm with Tyler McMullins officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Karen's memory to St Jude Children’s Hospital at www.StJude.org or by mail to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Karen’s family will receive friends anytime at the home of her mother.

East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the family.

  • FAMILY

  • Michael "Duck" Webb, Husband
  • Beatrice M Galloway, Mother
  • Amy Falin and husband Scott, Daughter
  • Joshua Horne and wife Desirae, Son
  • Bobby and wife Teresa Galloway, Brother
  • Joel and wife Kathy Galloway, Brother
  • Soloman and Connor Falin and Elijah Horne, Three grandsons
  • Larry Morelock and Jerri, Special uncle
  • several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, Family
  • Robert L Galloway, Father- Deceased
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Joshua Horne
  • Scott Falin
  • Soloman Falin
  • Connor Falin
  • Jack Chapman
  • Brian Hulse
  • Landon Coates, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Elijah Horne, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Memories

Karen Denise Webb

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Deborah Sexton Cox

June 10, 2019

One word to describe Karen would be UNFORGETTABLE – (impossible to forget and indelibly impressed on the mind.)
U is for Unique – being the only one. (I can’t think of anyone else like her.)
N is for Naturalist – one who advocates for nature, (If it came from nature, it was good for you.)
F is for Formidable – causing fear, apprehension or dread. (Did you ever want to go up against her when she thought she was right?)
O is for Obsessive – excessive in degree or nature. (This was obvious with her love for others.)
R is for Reserved – restrained in words or action. (This happened when she was in deep thought.)
G is for Gregarious – One who tends to associate with others and whom others love to be around. (Need I say more?)
E is for Eager – marked by enthusiastic or impatient desire or interest. (Karen was always striving to learn new and different ways of doing things, even though, the old ways may have been the best.)
T is for Talented – having a special ability or gift. (Did you ever see her draw or paint, read a poem or story that she had written or heard her sing? If not, you missed something special!)
T is for Tenacious – someone who holds on firmly. (Karen would fight for what she believed in.)
A is for Aggressive – ready to attack or fight for what she believed in. (Karen had a firm set of beliefs and you dare not challenge them.)
B is for Benign – pleasant and kind, not causing harm. (Karen was kind to everyone she met and believed that most people were good.)
L is for Lively – briskly alert and energetic. (Karen loved life and all that went with it.)
E is for Enthusiastic – having or showing intense and/or eager enjoyment. (Karen loved life and all that it held.)

She has always been one of my best friends, my partner in crimes, my sounding board and the one person who knew my deepest and darkest secrets. We shared more than most and will forever be in one another’s debt. I will truly miss her!!
God Bless her family and grant them peace

Pat White Fisher

June 9, 2019

Karen used to car ride with my brother Mike White, another friend Delmar Christian and myself. She was so funny she would crack us up the whole way to school and back. I am so sorry for your all’s loss. Praying for the whole family

Teresa Crowe

June 9, 2019

Karen was my cousin. She was always so kind! She could make you laugh at the drop of a hat!!! Always witty!! She was a special person!

Marcella Hite

June 9, 2019

Karen was my best friend in high school at Ketron. She was sweet, funny, and a joy to know. We laughed so much together and I will always remember her fondly.

Anna Edwards

June 8, 2019

I enjoyed working with Karen, she had an endless joy for life. She had an amazing sense of humor. I would run into her at Food City and we would exchange recipes and what our menu for supper that night would be. I loved to hear her laugh and she always saw the humor in any situation. She was fair, honest and you never met a harder worker. She loved her family so much. I remember her telling a story about her husband "catching" not fishing one day. Her joy in telling that will always be a fond memory.

TJ Reynolds

June 8, 2019

I loved working with Karen... she always had a gift for making me smile and enjoy the simpler things in life. My favorite memories were running into her at the grocery store and sampling the produce (I planned to purchase), so she could make sure it would be a good selection for whatever I was planning. We would often share our dinner plans, and occasionally an invitation to join. Neither of us ever accepted the invitation, but I’m certain that it would have been a great evening, with good food and good company. Karen will be missed!
~ “We do not remember days; we remember moments.” ~ Cesare Pavese

Joy Coppock

June 7, 2019

I have good memories of Karen in several ways....at the cook outs and the parties...and at work...and I loved her laugh.....

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