Karen Faulk WilsonMIDWAY, KY., — Karen Faulk Wilson, 61, of Midway wife of Ambrose Wilson IV passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019 at her home. Born on April 4, 1958 in Madisonville, KY she was a daughter of the late Joyce Hope Wiggins and Ernest Dean Faulk and stepdaughter of Geraldine Faulk. Karen was an avid supporter of the University of Kentucky athletics, most notably U K Volleyball and women’s basketball. She was an accomplished race walker and runner and competed in events in all of Kentucky’s 120 counties. She was the overall champion in the 2012 Pensacola Half Marathon Race-walk. Karen always wanted to compete and win, often won her events, but is most remembered for encouraging others and offering words of praise to other participants. She enjoyed traveling with Ambrose and attending the athletic events of her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 2 brothers Rodger Dean Faulk and Terry Dwight Faulk.

Survivors in addition to her husband of 24 years include 1 son Bryce Dixon of Newburgh, IN., a stepdaughter Cynthia Lynn (Bill) Smithers of Midway, a stepson Ambrose (Diana) Wilson V of Lexington, a brother Steven Ray (Pamela) Faulk of Madisonville, 4 sisters Sherry (Jerry) Hobgood, Valerie (Tim ) Griffey, Renae (Johnny) Miller, all of Madisonville, Cindy Lamb of Houston, TX., 4 grandchildren Robert Smithers, Brooke Stilwell, Will Smithers, and Ava Wilson.

Visitation will be from 2pm to 4pm Saturday, September 28 at Midway Christian Church. A service celebrating Karen’s life will follow at 4pm with Rev. Heather McColl officiating. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

An additional visitation will be Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 1pm until 3pm in the chapel of Harris Funeral Home in Madisonville with a memorial service held at 3pm with Pastor Bobby Todd officiating. Burial to follow at Grapevine Cemetery in Madisonville.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers are encouraged to ‘Karen’s Christmas Baby dolls’ P. O. Box 3999 Midway, KY 40347 for the purpose of continuing Karen’s tradition of distributing baby dolls to children during the holiday season.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.harrisfuneralinc.com  

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