Karen Harper

karen harper

March 25, 1941 ~ February 11, 2023

Born in: Grundy, Virginia
Resided in: Stone Mountain, Georgia

Sadly, my wonderful mother, Karen Harper, passed away on February 11, 2023, at 81. She grew up in Grundy, Virginia, where her ancestors founded and ran the Mountain Mission School, which still exists and provides a safe and loving home, school, and church for an estimated 20,000 children worldwide. Karen won many beauty pageants all over the country. Plus, she was a talented singer and pianist, which led her to study music at The Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She met her future husband, disc jockey Skinny Bobby Harper in Cincinnati and later moved to Atlanta to further his radio career. She loved music, animals, reading books, planting flowers, and her beloved only child Kristin “Krissy” Harper. Karen will always be missed as a fiercely protective, funny, and loveable mother to Krissy and a loyal friend.

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  1. CandleImageHey Kristin,
    Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace.

  2. CandleImageDearest Kristin
    Deepest sympathies and condolences during this sad time. We keep you in prayer and send you lots of hugs and love. Your mom was truly blessed to have such a wonderful daughter. Love Stacy Scruggs

  3. CandleImageDear Kristen,

    I’m tremendously sorry for your lost.

    “Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.” Dont get lost in grief, remember the small things and use them as your guiding light!

    It doesn’t matter how old we are, we always need our mothers. My prayers are with you.

  4. Kristin,
    I am sorry for your loss. Wishing you comfort and peace during this difficult time. My prayers are with you ????

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