Karen Ann DeRamus

December 5, 1957May 11, 2011

Services for Karen Ann DeRamus, 53, of Tyler are scheduled for 3:00 P.M. Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Lloyd James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Dykes officiating with burial to follow at Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery.

Mrs. DeRamus passed away on May 11, 2011 in Tyler.

She was born on December 5, 1957 to Ronny E. and Wanda J. Frisby Bailey. She was a life-long resident of Tyler. She had a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in psychology from U. T. Tyler. She was the Program Director of East Texas Crisis Center and past case Supervisor for CASA for Kids of East Texas. She was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church.

She is survived by her father and mother, Ronny E. and Wanda Bailey of Tyler, daughter, Courtney White and husband Brian of Ft. Worth, two brothers, Steve Bailey and wife Julie of Edom and Phillip Bailey of Livingston, two grandchildren, Brayden and Madison White, two nephews, Phil and wife Kelly Bailey and Layne Babin and one niece Kelcey Babin.

Pallbearers will be Phil Bailey, Matthew Lee, Eric Mount, Terry Reid, Layne Babin, Tim Langston and Tim Langston Jr.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home

If desired memorials may be made to CASA, 318 East Fifth Street, Tyler, Texas 75701 or East Texas Crisis Center, P. O. Box 7060, Tyler, Texas 75711.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 14, 2011
  • Visitation Friday, May 13, 2011

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May 22, 2011

Karen was the best person I ever knew! I miss her laugh! We had a blast at UTT. We miss her in Bible Class! She was a great Mother to Courtney and they had the best relationship I ever seen. We will see her again because of the Faithfulness of Christ!
Debbie Reid

Susan Hawkins

May 17, 2011

It was a true Honor and Priviledge to have been Karen's friend. We were friends for over 10 years as well as having worked together at CASA -- she loved life and adored her daughter, Courtney, and those two grand babies as well as all of her family and friends. Words will never truley express the true lovely lady that Karen was--one would have had to have known her to realize this--
Karen is now with her Lord and Savior and I can imagine her joy at being able to stand with one of her favorite entertainers, Elvis Presely!
I will look forward to seeing her again in Heaven.
My love and Prayers to Wanda, Ronny, and Courtney and Brian and those two precious grand babies.

Glenda Mitchell

May 15, 2011

If you met Karen, you loved her. I loved the way she did her mouth when she talked. It was so cute. She remained beautiful inside and out. She always wanted to help others - all others - and she did just that. She loved her family. What a wonderful tribute to loving and giving. We all need to aspire to be more like sweet Karen. You are all in my hearts and prayers and will be for a long time. Sincerely, Glenda Mitchell

Bridget Landrum-McNeill

May 13, 2011

Bailey Family,

I am sorry to hear about Karen. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time in your lives.

Judy Cramer

May 13, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Lloyd James Funeral Home

May 12, 2011

Offering our deepest condolences during this time.