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Karen Smith

November 28, 2023


Karen L. Smith, age 64, passed away on November 28, 2023. She was born on November 11, 1959 to Elvin and Anita Watson in Waco, TX. She graduated from West Oso High School in 1978. Karen previously enjoyed working as an administrative specialist at Charlie’s Place and then retired.

She enjoyed being with family and friends and participating in bowling tournaments. She was a member of St. John Baptist church and West Haven Baptist church where she served as an usher and on the finance community board at Rising Star Baptist church.

She loved being in the midst of family and friends- she loved unconditionally, and she was the life of the party. She was a loving mother, sister, aunt, and a supportive wife and daughter. She was known as “gammy” to her grandkids and “hauntie” to her nieces and nephews.

Karen is preceded in death by her son Zachary and Sister Patricia.

She is survived by her husband Gregory G. Smith, son Broderick, daughter Aniesha, grandchildren Ryker, Raiden, and Rael, brothers Patrick (Eleanor) Watson, Clete (Brenda) Watson, sisters Frances (Thearti) Wardlow, and Demetria (Corey) Robinson, as well as many aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Having the distinguished honor to serve as pallbearers are Rev. John Hosey, Stan Limuel, Tavarski Wardlow, Keith Williams, Frederick Durham, and Jalen Simmons, as well as her nephews as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2023 at Corpus Christi Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at Corpus Christi Funeral Home Chapel.  An interment will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.


December 8, 2023

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Corpus Christi Funeral Home
2409 Baldwin Boulevard
Corpus Christi, TX 78405


Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery
9974 IH37 Access Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78410

Funeral Service
December 9, 2023

11:00 AM
Corpus Christi Funeral Home
2409 Baldwin Boulevard
Corpus Christi, TX 78405


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