On October 10, 2023, the world lost a kind, loving soul when Mrs. Karen Hedrick Berrier passed away at the age of 79, surrounded by her family at Atrium Health Cabarrus. Karen, a devoted wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, touched the lives of all who knew her.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at Wilkinson Funeral Home chapel, officiated by Pastor James Fore. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects from 11:00-12:00 prior to the service, sharing their love and memories of Karen.
Karen was born on December 21, 1943, in Winston-Salem, NC, to the late Reba Blackburn Hedrick and Ray Hedrick. She was preceded in death by her brother, Don Hedrick.
Karen's dedication to education was evident in her work as a teacher's assistant at Royal Oaks Elementary for over 20 years. She found immense joy in helping children learn and grow. However, her greatest passion in life was her family, especially her grandchildren, Jacob, Logan, Caleb, and Sarah Berrier. They were the light of her life, and she cherished every moment spent with them.
Karen and her beloved husband, Giles Berrier, shared a deep love for beekeeping and exploration. They traveled the country in their camper, indulging their passion for beekeeping and reconnecting with distant family members through genealogy research. Karen also found solace in the world of books; reading was her escape and a cherished pastime.
In addition to her husband, Giles Berrier, Karen is survived by her son, Rany Berrier, and wife, Rita of Concord, her sister, Sandra Hyatt of Winston-Salem, and her brother, Phil Hedrick of Winston-Salem, her grandchildren, Jacob, Logan, Caleb, and Sarah Berrier, all of Concord.
In lieu of flowers, any memorials may be sent to Karen's church of the last 35 years, St. Martin Lutheran Church, 5469 Hwy 200, Concord, NC 28025.
As we mourn the loss of Karen Hedrick Berrier, let us remember her with smiles, for she brought immense joy to our lives. May her soul find eternal peace, and may her love continue to inspire and guide us.