Karen Y. Craft was born in Lynchburg, VA on December 30, 1963. The third oldest of five children born to Henrietta Lee Osbourne Craft. Both her parents Henrietta and Bobby Craft preceded her in death along with her younger brother David Craft.
In the early 1960s her family relocated to Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, NY. They later moved to Bushwick, NY.
“19” Weirfield Street become the staple of her childhood days where she developed her life long friends and was forever known has her stomping grounds.
She received her earlier years of education in both Bedford Stuyvesant & Bushwick.
She was given the nickname K.C by her oldest brother Bobby which stuck with her throughout her lifetime.
Karen had many jobs and roles in her life. She obtained her CDL which was a great accomplishment of hers.
The jobs she was most fond of was her positions as a Direct Care Worker for General Human Outreach in the Community Inc, Dispatch Supervisor for Star Cruiser Transportation an Access Ride affiliate and her title as Security Professional with Allied Universal for the MTA where she ended her career. She was known to be diligent, hard working and a dedicated employee.
She was most proud of her role as a business woman. She had several business ventures but becoming a top selling ambassador on the popular app Poshmark was her most proudest.
Karen was very genuine and generous. She would lend a helping had to almost anyone in need and if she was invited trust and believe she was going to contribute to the cause. She was always well prepared. Her two daughters always joked and admired how she overly stocked and prepared she was.
Karen loved to write poems, she use to submit her entires to Poetry in Motion. She liked to watch African movies and enjoyed cooking. She liked music and loved to dance. She was known for her mouth watering baked macaroni and cheese which everyone looked forward to at family events. She had a very good sense of style. She liked nice things and loved to wear jewelry.
Karen carried the torch of hosting the families gatherings which was once led by her late mother. Her home became the forefront for holidays, events and celebrations.
She was the President of the Block Association. She looked forward to hosting and orchestrating the annual block party.
She loved the holidays but the ones she loved the most was the 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. She would dress from head to toe is Christmas attire and decorate her home from back to front.
Karen being well prepared made it even welcoming for unexpected guests, they too would leave with a Christmas gift. She was far from selfish and didn’t do gossip. A secret was always safe with her.
She later met “Big Will” they were introduced through a mutual friend and became the best of friends. The two married on December 8, 2006.
She decided that she wanted to trust in her faith because God has the last say was her motto. Sharing moments and making memories was how she wanted to spend her days.
Karen was real, down to earth and had a presence that was felt and will be deeply missed.
She leaves to mourn, Her Husband : Willie Reeves ; Her Sister & Brother in law: Christine Irving (Phillip Irving), Her Brother & Sister in law Bobby Craft (Angelina Craft), Her Youngest Brother: Jacob Wright; Daughters : Ericka Craft & Regina Robinson; Sons : Kenny Craft, Darren Robinson & Darryl Robinson; Step Daughters Kimberly Flowers & Lakisha Flowers Willis; Stepson: Willie Flowers
Grandsons, Tymell, Trevon, Kairi, Nazir & Khaden. Grand Daughters Naziah & Kylah
Great Grandaughter : Azarah; Nieces: September Craft, Camelya Derrell-Lassiter & Sophia Dean; Nephews: Jamel Craft & Curtis Craft
A host of Step Grandchildren, Grand Nieces & Nephews, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.
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