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Karen Dodd

May 12, 1956
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November 8, 2021

Karen Elizabeth Poe Dodd peacefully returned to her Heavenly Home on November 8, 2021.

Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday November 11, 2021 at Cross Creek Church in Hokes Bluff. Family will also accept friends prior to the service from 12 p.m. until time of service.

She is preceded in death by the love of her life , “Hero Hubby”, Rickey Dodd; parents, Louise and R.C. Poe; grandparents, Kate and Floyd Haynes; mother-in-law, Evelyn (Bobby) Reynolds; father-in-law, A.B. Dodd; brother, Gerald Poe; brothers-in-law, Keith Dodd, Carl Dodd and Eugene Alverson; niece, Tina Poe Patterson; and nephew, Shane Dodd.

Left to cherish the memories are her loving sons, Jason Dodd, Josh Dodd, and Rayne(Jennie) Dodd; her adored grandchildren, Hannah (Austin) Lowery, Sara Dodd, Kolby Dodd, David Lane Dodd, and Rex Dodd; her precious great-granddaughter, Emrie Lowery; brother, Jimmy (Edith) Poe; sisters, Linda Poe, Sandy (Eddie) Perman, and Jeanne (David) Bowers; brother-in-law, Phil Dodd; sisters-in-law, Pat Poe, Kathy Alverson, Rebecca “Tweety” Dean, Gloria (Kevin) Battles; special cousin, Barbara Walker Clemons;  a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews who loved their Aunt Karen dearly; special friend, Kim O’Neil; and last but certainly not least, her loving companion and fur baby, Frank.

Karen loved her Cross Creek church family especially her sisters’ class. She cherished every member of her Ladybug Group who were always there to support and encourage her. Karen and Rickey spent many years at Oak Park Baptist Church with Brother James and Wilda Perigo and their precious family.

Karen was a devoted wife to Rickey until his passing and missed him desperately every day. She was a caring, fun-loving mother and grandmother. Karen had a deep love for all children. Karen and Rickey often had a house full of kids who she often played video games with. Karen probably holds the record for taking the most kids to a drive-in movie.

Karen was a selfless person that would put her needs aside to meet the needs of others. She will never be forgotten. Karen’s legacy will continue to live on through her family in years to come.