McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel

7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC


Jean Karen Breakfield

Passed away on February 10, 2020

Jean Karen Breakfield, age 72, of Mint Hill, NC, passed away February 10, 2020.

She was born in Charlotte, NC on December 1, 1946. Karen graduated from Pageland High School and received a Bachelor's in Communications from Queen's College.

She was married to Bob Ellis Breakfield on October 6, 1968.

Karen had a myriad of careers including Network Operations, Public Relations, Human Resources, Medical Administrative Clerk and she worked at Bellsouth/AT&T.

She was very active outside of her career as well, serving on many different committees. She assisted with Buddy Kemp Cancer Support, cancer walks and cancer screenings. Karen was the recipient of the 2013 Presidents Volunteer Service Award AT&T. She was a member of the Pioneers, The Bell South Women's Network Alliance and started the NC Chapter of the Women of AT&T.

She is survived by her sons, Dean Breakfield and his wife Spring and Steve Breakfield and his wife Lisa; grandchildren, Jordan Breakfield, Noah Breakfield, Cora Breakfield, Caylin Breakfield, Hannah Lisa Breakfield, Summer Breakfield, and Jake Breakfield; and his sister, Linda Robertson.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Mt. Harmony Baptist Church with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 am.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Harmony Baptist Church, 2817 Mt. Harmony Church Road, Matthews, NC 28105.

Condolences may be offered online at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com.


  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Memorial Service Friday, February 14, 2020


Jean Karen Breakfield

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Phyllis Jones

February 14, 2020

Karen was a true friend and could easily do any task she was asked to do. We shared many good times working at Bellsouth then starting our own Red Hat club. We enjoyed 15 years with friends we love. We could not have been as successful without Karen’s ability to keep everyone informed by her emails which she would send out at 4:30 am. Seems she never slept. We will miss her very much but glad she is in heaven today.

Ernie Taylor

February 13, 2020

Such a great lady! I will miss her smile, awesome personality and her always kind words. Rest in peace with Jesus and you other love, Bob.
See you later my friend!

Teresa Kirschmann

February 13, 2020

Karen inspired me. She spread joy wherever she went. She was always smiling, but hated having her picture made. She was always volunteering and recruiting others to do the same. Red Hat won't be the same without her. She cared deeply for others and I know she's with Jesus now.

Carolyn Harris

February 13, 2020

Steve and Dean, your Mother has a very special place in my heart.
Steve, you drew a picture for me many years ago with the word "Jesus" drawn on the bottom of a boot which we still have and cherish. Our granddaughter has already requested that it be left to her. Your Mother was a joy and shining light with her beautiful faith in God and she made an impression on me that changed my life. I pray God's comfort to both of you and your families.

Carolyn Harris

Sandy and Richard Long

February 13, 2020

Karen was always such a joy to be around and she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Phyllis Bagwell

February 12, 2020

I worked with Karen many years ago at Southern Bell. She was a great person and had a wonderful personality.