Cover photo for Karen Mullins McIllwain's Obituary
Karen Mullins McIllwain Profile Photo
1952 Karen 2024

Karen Mullins McIllwain

March 31, 1952 — May 6, 2024

Hurricane Mills

Click here to view the Funeral Service Webcast for Mrs. Karen McIllwain.



Mrs. Karen Mullins McIllwain, age 72

 

Of Hurricane Mills, TN, passed away Monday, May 6, 2024, at her home, leaving behind a legacy of kindness and compassion. She was born March 31, 1952, in Biship, VA. 

 

Karen dedicated her life to serving others as a Certified Nursing Assistant for 29 years before retiring. She then continued her service as an Assistant at the Waverly Senior Citizens Center. Karen will always be remembered for her warm personality and selfless nature. Known for having a servant's heart, she found joy in helping people, especially the elderly.

 

Outside of her professional life, Karen had a zest for life. She adored soaking up the sun at the beach or by the poolside, finding solace in the beauty of nature. Her hobbies included planting and tending to her flowers, a reflection of her nurturing spirit. Music was also a significant part of Karen's life; she had a special place in her heart for Elvis and The Temptations. Additionally, she found joy in watching "The Golden Girls" every morning.

 

Karen was a devoted member of the Waverly First Baptist Church since March 21, 1971. Her unwavering faith shone brightly in all aspects of her life, guiding her with grace and compassion.

 

One of Karen's proudest accomplishments was the love she showered upon her family. She cherished every moment spent with her loved ones, creating precious memories that will forever be cherished.
 
In addition to her dedication to her faith and family, Karen cultivated a deep passion for life. She approached each day with a kind heart and a gentle spirit, touching the lives of those around her in ways that words cannot fully capture.

 

Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00pm Wednesday, May 8th and from 9:00am until service time Thursday, May 9th at Humphreys County Funeral Home.

 

Funeral Services for Mrs. McIllwain will be conducted at 11:00am Thursday, May 9, 2024, in the Humphreys County Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Daron Brown and Bro. Adam Mullinax officiating.

 

Interment will follow in Wyly Cemetery.

 

Survivors:

 

Husband of 53 years:

   Kerry L. McIllwain of Hurricane Mills, TN

 

Son:

   Rodney McIllwain (Dana) of Franklin, TN

 

Daughter: 

   Brandy Sanders (Brad) of Waverly, TN

 

Brother: 

   Ronnie Mullins (Aileen) of Pulatka, FL

 

Sister:

   Dobbie Cook of St. Augustine, FL

 

Grandchildren:

   Alyson Johnson (John), Ellie Tearman (Jack), Avery McIllwain

   McCayla Sanders, Hank McIllwain and R.J. Alexander

 

27 Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

 

Parents: Dock Crate Mullins and Rebecca Estelle Altizer

Grandparents: Daniel & Hattie Altizer and Dock & Cosby Mullins

Brothers: D.C. Mullins and Roy Mullins

Sister: Helen Williams

 

 

Arrangements by Humphreys County Funeral Home, (931) 296-5955

To order memorial trees in memory of Karen Mullins McIllwain, please visit our tree store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Humphreys County Funeral Home

217 East Main Street, Waverly, TN 37185

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visitation

Thursday, May 9, 2024

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Humphreys County Funeral Home

217 East Main Street, Waverly, TN 37185

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Thursday, May 9, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Humphreys County Funeral Home

217 East Main Street, Waverly, TN 37185

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial

Thursday, May 9, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Wyly Cemetery

, Waverly, TN 37185

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 1952

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree

Send With Love

Send With Love