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Oak Lawn Funeral Home

619 New Warrington Road, Pensacola, FL

OBITUARY

Karen P. Wright

February 5, 1959July 5, 2019
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On the evening of July 5th, 2019, at the age of 60, Karen Patricia Wright passed away peacefully at home while she slept.

She loved to garden it was one of her most favorite things to do, she LOVED anything with fur and 4 paws and dreamed of opening her own rescue. She never met a stranger in her life, she knew everyone's life story in the first 5 minutes of meeting them, and instantly became their friend or new adoptive mom.

She is survived by her husband and love of her life, Dennis Wright, son's, Linden and Kurt Wright; daughters, Amber Wright, Heather Powell, and Meghan Henson; sister, Jill McArther; and brother, Kurt Bandemier. Karen did not have any grandchildren by blood but is survived by her adopted grandchildren; Skylar (3), Addisyn (2), Trey Micheal (13), Ariana (13), Kayla(8), Aleena (6), Brooklyn (3), and Malachi (6 months). To them she was MiMi and she hung the moon and the same went for how she felt about them.

As well as a multitude of adopted children and honestly there are too many to name but it was anyone who ever stepped foot in her house.

She will be missed dearly by so many, there is a massive hole in our hearts and lives that will never heal. But she is no longer in pain and we are thankful for that.

We ask that you join us in celebrating her life on Saturday, July 13th at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. The public viewing is from 2pm-3pm and services will be held at 3 with story time and food to follow.

  • FAMILY

  • Dennis H. Wright, Husband
  • Linden Wright, Son
  • Kurt Wright, Son
  • Amber Wright, Daughter
  • Heather Powell, Daughter
  • Meghan Henson, Daughter
  • Jill McArther, Sister
  • Kurt Bandemier, Brother
  • Adopted grandchildren, Skylar, Addisyn, Trey, Michael, Ariana, Kayla, Aleena, Brooklyn, and Malachi.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 13, 2019

Memories

Karen P. Wright

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Frances Mock

July 13, 2019

We will surely miss her. She was a kind soul and was a great mom and friend. We had a lot of laughs and always a good hug before parting. We haven't seen each other for years and I can't imagine never hearing her call me Franny. She loved children and her pets were always loved so much. Karen, be at peace. We will meet again. We are so sorry for your lost Dennis and family.

Donnelda (Donnie ) Young

July 13, 2019

Karen and I worked together at West, we started talking in the pit one day. We became best friends after that. We would always say we should have been sister's, she was and is my Soul Sister, she is and was my sister from a different mum..
We had alot of good times..The things that came to mind is, we worked the same shifts always.. This particular one is, we were working our shift and we were very hungry, so we were thinking of what we could have, someone was talking about The Shrimp Basket, we knew that is what we wanted, and luck was on our side as it was Wed. all you can eat shrimp. Now we just had to find away to get there. This was the first time we did this, I told the Supervisor I was not feeling good and had to go home. Karen let them know I was her ride so she had to leave. This became quite a thing after paydays.. We finally just let them know we were leaving period, no excuses. They never said anything to us.. By the time it was all said and done, we had about 10 people going. One of them who was not working would get there first, they would hold a table or I should say tables, they would start the ordering , as they knew what everyone wanted. Yup you guessed shrimp.. We never left the job if they were busy, we thought about it alot..Those were some good times. When I see shrimp now I have a big smile.. I will always love and miss you my sister.. You are the first to get there so save me a table and start the order..🍀🍀 πŸ’šβŒβ€βΊπŸ’›βŒπŸ’œβΊπŸ’™βŒ

Wisdom Renaud

July 13, 2019

Mrs Karen was my second mom growing up, she would load up everyone in her van and we would spend all day at the beach! She was always there to help anyone who needed it. She will be missed by everyone.

Mari Schultz

July 11, 2019

It's true that she never met a stranger in life, no one was ever beneath her! <3 <3 She understood everyone's station in life & showed them immense compassion, NO MATTER WHAT!!! That's why I picked a bouquet that was mainly yellow,(happiness), literally no matter how she was feeling, wherever & whenever she walked into a room she lit it up like a ray of sunshine!!! :) :) <3 <3 <3

Mari Schultz

July 11, 2019

Hmmmm, Ms. Karen memories....:O Do you really wanna hear the truth? No offense, but when we 1st moved onto Marine Dr. & I met her in the park, I didn't like her very much, she seemed like a 'Know-it-all mom'. BUT she turned out to be the calm to my chaos. :) :) <3 Coming from a military background, everything even down to how the kids were dressed HAD to be perfect...or so I thought. As we became friends, our kids were about the same age, she showed me another way to play with, deal with & discipline my kids, in a very compassionate, understanding way. I thought she was crazy at 1st, hard discipline is the key!!! But she told me, & ended up showing me through dealing with our kids together there are other ways to discipline, much less harsh. For instance, the time Jamie(Trevor) Henson & Kurt Wright got caught picking fruit off a neighborly ladies tree in her backyard without asking. I wanted to beat my child's ass to a pulp.....BUT her idea of discipline was to apologize to her & help with any yard work she needed. Much more sensible in the long run the more I think about it. :) :) Also, to entertain the kids during the summer I was racking my brain, thought it HAD to involve a lot of money. Karen went to the feed store & got chickens....:O BEST time of my life seeing those kids try to catch the chickens when they escaped...PLUS, the kids were getting great exercise & didn't even realize it!!! :O :O She taught me how to lighten up a LOT as a mom & my kids were better off for it!!! :) :) <3 <3 I would complain they(my kids) were acting out badly for so & so reason, be incredibly angry & she always had very reasonable, common sense answers as to why they may be acting out in such a way. She was a lot more wise than people would give her credit for & would've been a great child psychologist! :) :) <3 <3 <3 I miss her mostly because she knew me like the back of her hand, saw the good, bad, & ugly in me, & accepted me anyway. <3 <3 <3 :) :)

Emily Simmons

July 11, 2019

In the past, I worked with Karen for 5 years at West(now Alorica) my favorite memory of her was laughing at Charlie digging in the trash for my Coke tops. Even with her health issues that caused her pain, she had a smile on her face and could make anyone laugh.

Janina Burroughs

July 10, 2019

Karen and I were Co-workers @
Alorica. Cox Cable. She would sit next to me and silently laugh at my stories. When she found out that a stranger was sleeping on my patio, she gave me the love of my life, "MAXIMUS"
my lap dog / my bull mastiff.

Karen, baby, thank you for listening and for being a wonderful friend! I'm going to miss you.

See you on the other side!
β€πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’“πŸ’”πŸ’•πŸ’–πŸ’—πŸ’˜πŸ’πŸ’žπŸ’Ÿ
Much Love!
Janina aka "Rita James"

Dawn Barwick

July 10, 2019

Summers were so much fun in the neighborhood. I can see Karen laughing with her head thrown back. Cookouts, pool parties, caravans to the 4th of July fireworks. We were a group of couples with kids that loved to play together while us women laughed and watched the kids and the guys cooked. Karen and I planned on getting together since we both had health issues and regrettably we didn’t do it. Karen was a great friend with a smile to light up a room. 😒I’m going to miss you Karen-rest easy

linda l connealy

July 10, 2019

I will always remember Karen as a beautiful, fun loving, caring person. We didn't have a strong relationship throughout the last years but when she and Dennis first married, we were brought together by my son who is also Dennis's son and was 5 yrs old at the time. We spoke at ballgames, band recitals, and once the whole Wright family came over for Thanksgiving dinner. It was a great day, She took good care of my son along with her 3 children and it seems a whole bunch more...lol! I know she will be greatly missed and there will always be a hole in the family's heart. May God comfort and bless you all now and in the coming years.
Linda and Keith Connealy

Meghan Henson

July 10, 2019

There’s so many! She was always there when I got hurt (all the time lol!) for holidays, or just to hang out. Or when she’d pile ALL the kids in the van to go to the beach. When she brought the chickens home, when we all busted out of the pool ( I know she couldn’t have been happy about that). She was just always so loving and caring. Taking care of everyone. And I’m most definitely going to miss that lasagna!! I couldn’t ever wait to get some. She was a huge part of my life and I’m going to miss her so much!! She was taken way too soon. We were so lucky to have her ❀️❀️❀️

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