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Karen Michelle Jackson

by Minden Press-Herald

Celebration of Life Services for Karen Michelle Jackson will be held Saturday, April 27th at 12:00 P.M. at the New Friendship Baptist Church, Castor, LA with Rev. Tarus Johnson., officiating.  Interment will follow at the Old Castor Cemetery.

Sis. Karen Michelle Jackson was born August 21, 1971 to the late Willie and Jeanie Flora Jones Jackson in Coushatta, Louisiana in Red River Parish. Karen was the baby of the family.

Karen confessed Christ at an early age and was baptized at New Friendship Baptist Church in Castor, Louisiana under Pastor Walter W. Watson. Karen was a member of the Youth and Young Adult Choirs. She later joined New Hope #3 Baptist Church in Hanna, Louisiana.

Karen graduated from Castor High School in May of 1989. She continued her educational pursuits at  Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.  Karen later attended Northwest Louisiana Technical College and completed the Licensed Practical Nursing program in 2010. She worked as a LPN at Minden Medical Center, Meadowview Health and Rehab Center and most recently at Ringgold Nursing Rehabilitation Center.  Karen was a substitute teacher for the Bienville Parish School System for many years.  

Karen was united in marriage to the Stanley Caldwell on October 8, 1994, to this union two daughters were born. Karen had a true love for all people and animals.  Her smile would make you smile.  She was a compassionate and caring soul.

On Friday, April 19, 2019, the Lord called Karen home to eternal rest. Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Willie & Jeanie Jackson; one brother, Ricky Jones; one sister, Stella Johnson; one nephew, Anthony Jones; one niece, LaTonya Jones; and his grand-godson, Jayceon Patterson. 

Karen leaves to cherish memories two daughters, Jalexia Caldwell and Richelle Caldwell; one sister, Willis Doyle; two brothers, Will Sims and Edward Sims; one aunt,  Desa Ree Jenkins; a second mom, Tallie Smart; Godmother, Lula Roberson; Godfather, Elder Roy C. Hill (Mary); a special godsister, Robin Archer; two goddaughters, Niesha Gipson (Reginald) and Timesha Patterson; two godsons, Bryson Brewer and Eric Wardlaw, III;  one grand-goddaughter, Ja-Nyiah Patterson;  and a host of nieces, nephews great nieces and nephews; and a host of cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 26 in the chapel of Kennon’s Mortuary from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM with Family Hour from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M.  

Services are entrusted to Kennon’s Mortuary.  Email condolences may be sent to [email protected].

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