Karen V. Mathis, 66, of Cordele passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at Regency Hospital in Macon.
Karen was born on August 20, 1952 in Rome to the late Deward H. and Odell Culpepper Shipman. She was a homemaker and a member of Wenona Baptist Church. Karen enjoyed collecting ceramic "knick-knacks" to display around her home. She was affectionately known as Granny Karen and Memaw to her grandchildren to whom she devoted all of her time.
She is survived by her daughter, Becky Crissman of Cordele; sons, Brian (Donna) Crissman of Cordele and David (Suzi) Mathis of Ashburn; aunt, Willene Beard of Ashburn; grandchildren, Christopher Cole, Megan Crissman, Liam, Pax and Fitz Mathis, Elizabeth and Katherine Thomas; sisters-in-law, JoAnne (Barry) Birdsall, Laura Lynn (Bob) Bragg and Karen J. Mathis; brother-in-law, Lamar Mathis. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Mathis and her brother, Jerry D. Shipman.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, December 28, 2018 at Perry Funeral Chapel with interment to follow at Red Oak Cemetery in Worth County. The family will greet friends before the service from 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM at the funeral home.
The family may be contacted at the home of David and Suzi Mathis.