Karen Lorrine Ijames

Published 6:37 am Tuesday, August 29, 2023

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Miss Karen Lorrine Ijames, affectionately known as “Missy”, 58, of Winston-Salem, gained her heavenly wings Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, following a brief period of illness.

She was born Sept. 19, 1964, in Baltimore, Md. Karen graduated from Loch Raven High School in Baltimore, and Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. She had worked as a register nurse in hospitals in Baltimore and Winston-Salem, before her health declined. Karen had attended Mainville A.M.E Zion Church.  She loved taking care of people and was very passionate about her hair and nail appearance. Karen was also very loving towards her two sons and worked very hard to provide for their care.

She was preceded in death by: grandparents, Roosevelt and Ira Ijames; aunt, Ruth Ijames Sales; uncles, Donald Ijames, Frank Ijames, Claude Ijames, and Thomas Ijames.

She leaves to cherish her fond memories: her father, William Ijames Sr.; mother, Carolyn Leak Ijames; her sons, Larry R. Wilson Jr. and Quentin T. Frost; a brother, William Ijames Jr.; Aunt Betty Naylor; Uncle John Arthur Ijames; devoted cousins, Vanessa Barker and Lamon Sales Jr.; a special friend sister, Carolyn F. Miller; and a host of family members in Baltimore and Mocksville.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 30 at Lambert Funeral Chapel in Mocksville, with Rev. Danielle Phifer-Singletary officiating.  The family invites friends to come by the funeral home 30 minutes prior to the service, to pay respects.  Interment will follow in Rose Cemetery in Mocksville.

Online condolences: www.lambertfuneralhomenc.com.