On Wednesday, April 16, 2019, Karen Loraine Webb-Holley, transitioned into the arms of her loving Sovereign Father whom she loved.
Karen Loraine Webb-Holley the youngest of four children was born July 20, 1959, to Malcom and Scottie Mae Hollinshed Webb in Dumas, Ark. Karen was a 1976 graduate of Dumas High School and 1981 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
After graduating from the University of Arkansas, Karen moved to Texas to be close to her sweetheart and life love, Walter Holley. They would be married August 11, 1984, and begin the Holley Family. With the opportunity for them to relocate to Hot Springs, Ark. in 1993 to open their own business and be close to family, they took the leap and opened The Greatest Body Shop (TGS) and began her impact on the community of Hot Springs. Her radiant smile when you entered the shop, then the conversation followed by words of inspiration to carry you to the next visit. That same aura was also represented when they united with New Life Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Donald R. Crossley, Sr. and merging with St. Mark Baptist Church. Karen was a Christian Woman that loved the Lord and was always praying for those who needed it.
Not only did Karen successfully run TGS, she also was part of the TEA Coalition for many years as a leader mentoring young girls on the cuspate of becoming young women. She loved spreading positivity through God's Word, Deeds, and Actions. Her life is best reflected by her Ministry Outside the Walls!
Karen was predeceased by her aforementioned mother (May, 2007), sister, Aubrey J. Norman (August, 2018) and niece, Terriah D. Woodard-Smith (June, 2008).
Karen's well cherished life will be everlasting in the hearts and minds of her husband, Walter Holley; daughters, Ashley (Anthony) Grayson, their children, Zariah and Ava; Adriane(Darrius) Freeman, their children, Jazmine, Cheyanne, and Ramiah; son, Ajalen Holley (Courtney Mitchell); Shlondon (Tony) King, their children, Jayla, Yasmine, Aniyah, and Alantis; LaToya (Lester) Newman, their children, Jimmal, JaKayla, Tamayia, Lashanti, Jayden, Lester Ill; her father, Malcom Webb, sister, Jacqueline Lee; brother, Lawrence Webb, and a niece raised in the home, Kimberly Rodgers; a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and very special friends/family including Janice Davis.
A celebration of life for Karen Holley will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2019, at St. Mark Baptist Church, 542 Crescent Ave., Hot Springs, AR. Burial will follow in Crestview Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the church with a time of remembrance beginning at 6 p.m.
Guest registry is at http://www.carriganmemorial.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Carrigan Memorial Funeral Services.Obits on 04/25/2019
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