J. E. Hixson & Sons

3001 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA


Karen Lea (Wederspahn) Douglass

December 16, 1941September 5, 2019

Karen Lea Douglass was born on December 16, 1941 in Odessa, Washington. She left this earth to live for eternity with her Lord and Savior on September 5, 2019. She lived her life well with strength and dignity. She laughed without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Rev. Dr. Marvin Douglass earlier this year; her parents, Don and Martha Humphries, and Harvey Wederspahn.

Left to cherish her memory are her beloved sons, Craig Douglass and wife Jan, Brad Levine and wife Ronnette and their children, Bradley Levine, Lacey Ponder and husband Nathan, Bradey Levine; her daughters who she loved, Debra Kavanaugh, Karen Belvin, Kathy Brandon and husband Joe, and their beautiful children and grandchildren; her brothers, Gary Wedersphan and wife Ann, Keith Wederspahn and wife Eva; sister Lois Ann Wheeler and husband Blaine; along with her cherished friends, family, nieces, and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles on Monday, September 9, 2019 with Reverend Randall Chesson officiating. Visitation will begin prior to the service, starting at 9:00am until the time of the service. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.


  • Dr.Reverend Marvin Douglass, Husband (deceased)
  • Craig Douglass, Son
  • Brad Levine, Son
  • Ronette Levine, Daughter-in-law
  • Jan Douglass, Daughter-in-law
  • Debra Kavanaugh, Daughter
  • Karen Belvin, Daughter
  • Kathy Brandon, Daughter
  • Joe Brandon, Son-in-law
  • Gary Wederspahn, Brother
  • Ann Wederspahn, Sister-in-law
  • Keith Wederspahn, Brother
  • Eva Wederspahn, Sister-in-law
  • Lois Ann Wheeler, Sister
  • Blaine Wheeler, Brother-in-law
  • Mrs. Douglass also leaves behind thirteen grandchildren,eighteen great grandchildren and one great great grandson


  • Visitation Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, September 9, 2019


Karen Lea (Wederspahn) Douglass

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Phil & Carolyn (Schales) Simmons

September 9, 2019

Brad & Ronnette, Uncle Phil & I are so sorry about the passing of your mom/mother-in-law, we wish we could have been there today. We love you and your dear children. We will be praying for comfort and peace for all of you.

Aunt Carolyn & Uncle Phil

Bobby Fletcher

September 9, 2019

May the God of all Comfort be with you as you suffer this great loss. Karen would usually sit by me at church. She was always so sweet and kind. One could feel the love of God in her as we talked. Always showed love and concern for me each time we visited. She is surely rejoicing today as she is now with the Savior she so loved and faithfully served.

Kay Gillett/Corbello

September 7, 2019

Jimmy and I are sadden to hear of the passing of our sister in Christ.
We were friends with Marvin and Karen through the Lake Charles Chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association.
What wonderful Christians they were spreading their love of God.
Our loss on Earth, God's gain in Heaven.

Jimmy Corbello & Kay Gillett/Corbello