Karen Hendren Billings

August 2, 1952 ~ June 13, 2022 (age 69)


Mrs. Karen Hendren Billings, age 69, of Wilkesboro passed away Monday, June 13, 2022 at Wilkes Health and Rehabilitation Center. 

There will be a public visitation Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. 

Karen was born August 2, 1952 in Wilkes County to Max G. and Elrea Marlow Hendren. 

She was preceded in death by her father. 

She is survived by her husband; Gerald S. (Jerry)  Billings of Wilkesboro, her mother; Elrea Hendren of Wilkesboro, two sisters; Kathy H. Hobbs and husband Steve, Janice H. Hamby and husband Burl, two step-children; Donna B. Simpson and husband Mike of North Wilkesboro, Robert J. Billings and wife Judy of Mt. Holly, grandchildren; Jared A. Yates, Chloe M. Billings and W. Zane Billings, nieces, a nephew, a great niece and nephew, and special friends; Margaret McCann and husband Dave, Marcia Conley and husband Jim, Janet Lyon and Gene Parsons-Gilman. 

The family requests no flowers or food. 

Donations can be made to Wilkes Ministry of H.O.P.E., 514 Elkin Highway, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659. 

A special thank you from the family to Karen’s wonderful caregivers at Wilkes Health and Rehabilitation Center and to Julie Hamby.

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June 16, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
270 Armory Road, P.O. Box 1428
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659


Wilkes Ministries of HOPE
514 Elkin Hwy., North Wilkesboro NC 28659

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