Karen Darlene Pickett

July 6, 1959April 3, 2014
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Karen Darlene Pickett was born on July 6, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan to the union of Doris Henderson and Otis Roosevelt Pickett. She was the second oldest of three children. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of the Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She attended Visitation Grade School and Henry Ford High School in Detroit and graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors degree in Engineering. Karen valued education and went on to receive her Master’s Degree. She went on to pursue a career in Engineering with Digital Corporation, a Fortune 500 company. She excelled in computer systems and eventually became a successful business owner.

In 2006, Karen moved from Farmington Hills, Michigan to Atlanta. Georgia. She settled with family into Alpharetta area, where she met and married her husband, Iris “Eric” Silva.

Karen had a dynamic and magnetic personality. She loved and enjoyed life. She met no strangers and has friends who love and cherish her from all walks of life. She was an avid card player and gained a family of friends through this. Her spirit, her joy for life, and her intellect, only add to how much she was loved and how much she will be missed. She was called home suddenly on April 3, 2014 to be with the Lord. Karen was admired and loved by all the people she came to know. She will be greatly missed by her loved ones and family members. She leaves behind to mourn her husband, Eric; children: Danielle and Van Michael; step-children: Iris Jr., Thays and Anna; grandchildren: De’Chanel, Harlem, Anthony and Annabella; one brother, Kenneth; one sister, Kelly; brothers- and sisters-in law, Rodney, Richard and Deborah, Kendrick and Leslie, and Alfredo and Nina, and a host of nieces, nephews, close relatives and friends.


  • Visitation Friday, April 11, 2014
  • Home Going Service Friday, April 11, 2014

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June 3, 2014

I didn't know Karen for a very long time, but for the time we were friends, she touched my heart. We worked together at Kroger in Roswell. I didn't find out about her passing until recently. It really hurt me because she was such a sweet person, and we always had fun together at work. We always called each other "The other Karen" I will miss you with all my heart my friend. R.I.P., Love Karen

Akisha Triplett

April 22, 2014

Mrs. Karen you will be missed tremendously. I will never forget our conversations & that contagious laugh & smile. Also our last conversation before I left Atlanta.You were one my biggest cheerleaders. My condolences to your family. Rest in heaven peacefully.

Lenda Jackson

April 14, 2014

Karen, I still can't believe I won't be receiving an email, text or calls from you ever again. I'm so glad we connected again a few years ago...will never forget the fun we had in junior high (taft) and hs (Henry Ford)but best time was when we were talking about our great love writing. My heart & prayers go out to your lovely children and grandchildren. Will never forget your wonderful laugh and smile. Rest and experience the love,care and peace we all yearn for. Yours was a life well lived, a job well done. May The Lord hold you in his loving arms forever and I hope to see you again. Love always,

Lisa Archibong

April 14, 2014

Karen, you will be missed dearly, you touched so many souls in your short time with us and I appreciate and value all our time spent together. You taught me more than you will ever know. Rest in peace my dear friend.

Pam Reisner

April 12, 2014

Karen, you know how much I love you. It was way too soon for you to go. I will miss you so much. Nikki and Van, my heart goes out to you. Eric, I wish I could have met you, having heard so much about you. So sorry I couldn't be there today. My crazy wacky KD!

Robin Salomone

April 12, 2014

I know Karen will be missed by many because she was such a special person. Karen was a great comfort to me over the past year with the passing of my mother. We have cried on each other's shoulders many times and I am going to miss that shoulder. She will have a special place in heaven. I pray for comfort for all of Karen's family.

Karen Walker

April 11, 2014

RIP, my namesake .It was a pleasure to have known you...condolences to your family.

Sandra O'Neal

April 11, 2014

Karen, my friend, sister and confidant. God's plan is the best of all and I accept that. That is where get peace in all this. God gave me you for a sister when I had none. Thanks for a job well done sis. You will be missed, I thank God for my memories. I will see you later...

Dolores Griffin

April 11, 2014

To the family of Karen Pickett, may the God of all comfort. comfort all of you during this time of bereavement. So sorry for your loss of such a wonderful person. God bless.

Minister Dolores Griffin (cousin)

Cleopatra Hucks

April 10, 2014

Bye. Bye Karen! The Lord make no mistakes! When I received the news that you was no longer with us on this earthy realm, I was sadden! I know that you are not sad now!I will never, ever forget your contagious laugh!
Giving all blessings to your loving families! Gone, but not forgotten!