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Karen Gay (Smith) Reese

May 9, 1965January 3, 2021

Karen Gay Smith Reese, age 55, of Morganton, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021.

Karen was born the beloved daughter of Roy Smith and Carolyn Beam Smith on May 9, 1965 in Avery County. She was a loving person and will be greatly missed.

Karen is preceded in death by her grandparents, Blain and Hazel Smith and S.D. and Verna Beam.

Along with her parents, Karen's memory will be cherished by her son, Elijah Reese; a grandson, Samuel Roper; her longtime boyfriend, Andy Brackett; and a sister Leslie Tudor and her husband Mike. Karen is also survived by numerous other relatives and friends.

The family will have a private memorial service at a later date.

Kirksey Funeral Home of Morganton has the honor of serving the family.

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Randy Bowman

January 6, 2021

I want to send my condolences to the Smith family 🙏🙏🙏Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers!! May God bless you!

joann buchanan

January 5, 2021

Carolyn and Roy So sorry for your loss. All your family are in my prayers and thoughts

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY