Karen Bledzoe Kirkpatrick

Published 8:19 am Monday, February 6, 2023

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Mrs. Karen Bledsoe Kirkpatrick, 65, of Mocksville, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2023 at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born May 7, 1957, in Lancaster County, Pa. to the late Grover Glenwood Bledsoe Jr. and Janice Moore Bledsoe.  Karen had been employed by Davie County School System for over 30 years as a special education teacher. While teaching mainly at the elementary level, Karen was able to create methods to help work with her special students. She became a member of First Presbyterian Church in 1984. She was very family oriented, and especially loved the time they spent together. Karen enjoyed collecting “Cat’s Meow” and Noah’s Ark items.

Survivors include: her husband, William Michael Kirkpatrick; sons, Kevin Kirkpatrick (Brittney) of Hoschton, Ga., and Bryon Kirkpatrick (Chloe) of Holly Springs; sisters, Kristina Hoskins (Steve), and Barbara Snyder (Barry), all of Mt. Joy, Pa.; grandson, Owen; 4 nieces and nephews; lovable “grandpups”, Hank, Molly, and Stella; and her favorite cat, Buttercup.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6 at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dana Fruits officiating. The service will be available to view on the funeral home website. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to: First Presbyterian, 261 S. Main Street, Mocksville, NC 27028.

Online condolences: www.lambertfuneralhomenc.com.