On Friday, December 25, 2020, Karen Anita Marrow Brown transitioned from this life into the eternal presence of our Lord. Her life began on September 25, 1963, the final baby of the late Mary and Plato Marrow Jr.
At an early age, Karen accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. During her religious journey, she joined hands in fellowship with Zion Baptist Church.
Karen was educated in the Williamsburg-James City County Public School System. Upon graduating from high school, she continued her education at both Thomas Nelson Community College and Strayer University, where she was currently a student.
Karen’s passion for life was loving her children, grandchildren, and being a blessing to the community. She found great joy in feeding the homeless in Georgia and making everyone happy with her humor and infectious smile. We are so thankful to God for her life, and we find comfort in knowing she is now resting in the arms of Christ.
Karen was preceded in death by her baby, Lakeyia; and brothers, Darel George and Plato Marrow, III. To cherish her loving memory, she leaves her children, Paris Tyler, Isrel Marrow, and Britain Brown; grandchildren, LaParis, Zyanna, Julianna, Ezra, Reminisce, Omari, Jayce, and Aaliyah; siblings, Portia Marrow, Ibrahim Abdul Malik (Mumtahanah), Vona Lowden (Ricky), Valerie Matthews (Morris), Keith Marrow (Letha); devoted nieces and nephews, Shameka “her road dog” Lewis, Cherquita “Nuni” Jones, Marja “NuNu” Lewis, Marquis “Ugly” Lewis, and Marcus “Man-Man” Marrow; dear friends, Penny Glover and Marilyn Holden; a loving and devoted friend, Preston Owens; dedicated caregiver, Ms. Ann McCray; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and an abundance of friends.
A Homegoing Celebration will take place at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Bethel Restoration Center. Facial coverings and social distancing are required. Facebook Livestream will be available for this service. Ms. Brown may be viewed on Saturday beginning at 11:00 a.m. until the hour of her service in the church.
Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting’s Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011. whitingsfuneralhome.com
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