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A pearl, Karen Denise "Niecy' Blackshear, was opened and presented to the world on Tuesday, June 19, 1962, to the late Ernest and Barbara Blackshear, Sr. in Youngstown, Ohio.
She was the third of six children. Karen was raised in fear of the Lord and dedicated her life to the Lord at a young age. She and her four sisters were blessed with beautiful vocals but hers was the most gifted.
Karen graduated from East High School in Columbus Ohio in 1980. Karen never met a stranger. She was very compassionate and definitly a giver, so much as to give away the grocieries she had just purchased. One of her strongest gifts was her ability to remember almost everything. She never forgot family and close friends birthdays and made certain to call them and wish them a happy birthday no matter where they were, even if she needed to leave a message. Karen cared deeply for her family and would end every conversation with "I Love You".
On Sunday, October 1, 2023, Karen passed from this life while at her home in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her niece, LaMonica Blackshear; and sister-in-law, Betsy Shy-Blackshear.
Karen leaves to cherish her memory, beloved sisters, Debra Gore, Diana Roddy, and Sonya (Nathaniel, Jr.) Collins, and Teresa (Steven) Taylor; brother, Ernest Blackshear, II; nieces, Sharita, LaNora, and Shy'Anne; nephews, Aaron, Jeffrey, Troy II, Eric Jr., and Steven II; a host of other relatives and friends.
IN REMEMBRANCE OF KAREN: Always tell family and friends, "I Love You"
From Niecy ~ I LOVE YOU
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