Karen Henderson Walker


Karen Henderson Walker, age 59, passed away of breast cancer at her home in Woodstock, GA on Saturday, July 21, 2018.  She is survived by her husband of 35 years Ted Walker, son Nelson Walker, daughter Lindsey Walker, and her two siblings Wallace Henderson & Laleah Henderson.  

Karen was born and raised in Doraville, GA where she attended Sequoyah High School. She graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She earned her Master's Degree from Piedmont College in Early Childhood Education. She was a passionate teacher of 32 years including time in Forsyth County, Cobb County, and 17 years at Bascomb Elementary in Cherokee County. She was a dedicated and compassionate teacher who loved being invested in each of her students' lives. She was a loving mother to her two children and her husband's best friend.  She cherished her time with family and friends and always found a way to put others before herself. 

Services will be held at Lakeside Funeral Home, 121 Claremore Dr, Woodstock, GA 30188 on Saturday, July 28 at 12p. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service at 11a. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Karen's name can be made to Friends of Georgia State Parks (https://friendsofgastateparks.org/). The donations will be used for their outdoor classroom program for kids.

Scott Huskins Funeral & Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements. 678.771.5566 | www.scotthuskins.com.

19 comments (Add your own)

1. Nettie Mosteller wrote:
Karen was a beautiful soul and a passionate teacher. I am a better person for having known her.

Mon, July 23, 2018 @ 5:25 PM

2. Dawn Barrett wrote:
Karen was a remarkable person, teacher, and friend who loved her family dearly! She constantly looked for ways to serve others with a grateful heart and made everything she touched a little better than it was before. I am forever changed by her friendship. Sending my love and prayers to the Walker family and everyone that loved her!

Mon, July 23, 2018 @ 5:38 PM

3. Karen Reynolds wrote:
Having you in my life meant the world to me. You were an inspiration to everyone. You were not only an incredible person but a wonderful wife, teacher, mother, daughter, sister and friend. You have two beautiful legacies in your children Nelson and Lindsey. I know how very proud you were of each of them. Your marriage to Ted was also an inspiration to us all....what an amazing love story! Your friends will treasure our many wonderful and fun memories. We could laugh with each other for days. You were always there for me through good times and bad, giving me advice along the way. I learned so much from you. I don’t think you realize how many lives you have touched in a positive and amazing way! You will always be our “Grace”. Rest in peace, dear friend. You will forever be in my heart. We love you so much!

Mon, July 23, 2018 @ 6:03 PM

4. Leslie Kreiger wrote:
Karen always had a smile on her face. She was an inspiration...daily.

Mon, July 23, 2018 @ 6:08 PM

5. Susan Jensen wrote:
Taught with her at Bascomb. Wonderful teacher, great friend. She will continue to live in her students memory. She is in a special, lovely place. Prayers for family and friends and those sweet besties!

Mon, July 23, 2018 @ 6:40 PM

6. Jane Hancock wrote:
Karen was a precious friend and colleage at Bascomb Elementary. She loved her call in life and her life and the love she had for her students will forever impact all of our lives.

Mon, July 23, 2018 @ 6:52 PM

7. Jenny Kissling Patterson wrote:
8646169423 *Karen* and I were friends in highschool and college. All my memories of her are filled with joy and laughter, interspersed with her caring and compassionate demeaner during challenging times. Though we did not stay in close contact after we finished school, she was, and will always be my BFF.
With love always,
Lil' Kiss
*"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of light." (James 1:17)

Mon, July 23, 2018 @ 6:55 PM

8. Susan McGaughey wrote:
Karen was an amazing member of the Bascomb family. She will be missed greatly by all of the people who’s lives she touched in a positive way.

Mon, July 23, 2018 @ 7:17 PM

9. Linda Wilson wrote:
What am amazing teacher, friend, mother, wife and lady. She and I got close when my husband was sick. She was always sending me gift cards for gas, groceries and. Pedicure lol. I loved her so much and will miss her and her smile. ❤️🙏🏻

Mon, July 23, 2018 @ 9:49 PM

10. Angelyn Harber wrote:
Two of my children were blessed to have Karen as a teacher. I was hoping my grandson would be so fortunate. She had an amazing gift! Praying for her family.

Mon, July 23, 2018 @ 11:12 PM

11. Danielle Carruth wrote:
Karen was such an awesome teacher! She made math so much fun for my son, Jack, and was extremely supportive of his Zanzeebandz business years ago. She was such a joy to be around. Her smile, positivity, energy, and passion for learning was ever present & contagious in her classroom. My heart goes out to her family and friends. I’m an deeply sorry for the loss our community is experiencing. She will be truly missed, but never forgotten. ❤️🙏🏼

Mon, July 23, 2018 @ 11:42 PM

12. Lena, Peyton, Grayson & Emma Davis wrote:
"One is a success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had."- Robert Louis Stevenson
Heaven is so very much brighter now. We love you, Karen

Tue, July 24, 2018 @ 10:06 AM

13. Heather Dobson wrote:
Mrs. Walker was my youngest child’s (Jarrod) 1st grade teacher. He absolutely adored her and always made an effort to say hello to her as he moved through the grades at Bascomb. She will most definitely be missed. Much love to her family and friends.

Tue, July 24, 2018 @ 12:05 PM

14. Elizabeth Brothers wrote:
No words to adequately describe her sweet soul. May God be with she and her wonderful family. Thank you for the time we had with you, Karen! Such a blessing to all!

Tue, July 24, 2018 @ 1:18 PM

15. Sandi Humenik wrote:
I am grateful for the legacy she left us. Our world is better because of Karen’s love . My girls were blessed to be in her class and she gave them a love of learning. I pray God’s hand of comfort over your family.

Tue, July 24, 2018 @ 3:40 PM

16. Trish Hastings wrote:
Karen was a wonderful teacher and such a kind person. She was one of my son's favorite teachers. Karen invited my mom to read in the class, talked to Trevor about his new hamster, put up with his lost and found habits, and I'll never forget when she showed up for one of his soccer games. She supported her kids in and and out of the classroom. Gone too soon. Love and healing to your family and friends.

Tue, July 24, 2018 @ 8:27 PM

17. Bobbi Villhauer wrote:
I met Karen 24 years ago at a GA Tech football game. She and her family are the nicest people. It was amazing to see her years later when my children attended Bascomb. I was lucky enough to have her as a teacher for my youngest daughter. She was so inspiring. My favorite thing she taught my daughter was to always fill someone’s bucket. She was much more than a teacher she was a life coach even to the very young. She is loved and will be missed.

Tue, July 24, 2018 @ 9:55 PM

18. Debbie West wrote:
Karen was one of the most patient and thoughtful teachers I have ever met. Whenever I was in her classroom, I was always so impressed with the care and kindness she showed each of her students. She was considerate, interested and compassionate to everyone. God brought an Angel home. My deepest condolences to all as she was a loss to so many.

Fri, July 27, 2018 @ 4:25 PM

19. Amanda Carver wrote:
I strive to be like Karen. She was kind, caring, joyful, loving, gentle, confident, straight forward, intentional, and so well loved by everyone she met. She carried herself with southern grace and spread laughter everywhere she went.

Fri, July 27, 2018 @ 10:25 PM

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