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Karen Dunn (Morgan) VIEW PROFILE

LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Karen Elizabeth Morgan, 67, of Lincolnton died Friday, April 21, 2017 at Carolinas HealthCare System – Lincoln.

Born December 17, 1949 she was the daughter of the late James Dunn and Imajean Bexley Dunn.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church of Lincolnton at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. A Celebration of Life will be held at later time.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to First Presbyterian Church of Lincolnton, the American Lung Association, a charity of your choosing, or a random act of kindness.

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Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Morgan family. Karen Elizabeth Dunn Morgan LINCOLNTON, NC - Karen Elizabeth Dunn Morgan joined her heavenly family on April 21, 2017. Born to James Lowell Dunn and Ima Jean Bexley Dunn on December 17, 1949, in Newnan, GA, Karen and her younger sister Cindy were raised in Rock Hill, SC. Karen attended public schools, graduating from Rock Hill High School where she served as President of the Student Body. She earned an undergraduate degree in Education from Winthrop College and later masters degrees from the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, VA and in Special Education from Appalachian State University. She worked primarily as a Special Education teacher in Gaston, Lincoln, and Charlotte/Mecklenburg school districts. Karen was born with an optimistic, adventurous, determined, compassionate and generous spirit that remained throughout her lifetime. She developed long-lasting friendships, nurtured and nurturing whether socially, as a girl scout leader, or church member. For nearly twelve and a half years Karen survived as a bi-lateral lung transplant recipient. She overcame tremendous difficulties, exceeded expectations, and encouraged many with her courage and kindness. We will remember and appreciate the compassion of donor-families, the care given by Duke University Hospital Transplant Services, local service providers and the support of friends. Karen is survived by her husband Joe Morgan who she amazed, bewildered and inspired for nearly forty-two years of marriage; daughters Brittney McClellan (Seth) of Oak Park, IL and Alison Morgan of Lincolnton; granddaughters Layla Zaim, Vera and Ingrid McClellan; sister Cindy Boone (Alan) of Beaufort, SC; niece Stephanie Boone of Conway, SC; nephews Brady Boone of Hilton Head, SC, Jeremy Morgan (Amanda) of Greenwood, SC, Michael Morgan (Allison) of Lexington, SC. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 29, at First Presbyterian Church in Lincolnton at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends following the service. A Celebration of Life Party will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the First Presbyterian Church of Lincolnton, the American Lung Association , the charity of your choice or just do a good deed for someone. The family is served by Jenkins Funeral Home, Newton.


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