Karen Renee Smith, 74, of Apopka, Florida passed away on May 06, 2023. Mrs. Smith was born on March 28, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Cecil and Genevieve Chapel. Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by her brother Marty Chapel who was a retired Navy Veteran. She is survived by her loving husband Richard “Mickey” Smith; son Scott (Lindsey) Michael Smith; sister in-law Linda Chapel; as well as many nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her many loved ones and friends.
Tom Stutzman says
So sorry to get this news. I have been friends with Karen and her family for many years. Karen was a sweetheart and a devout Christian. I will certainly miss her. Prayers for her family.
Shane Stutzman says
So sorry to hear
Karen was always an encourager of me in life and ministry. I will be praying for you Mr
Mickey and Scott. You both are loved by my family
Dianne and Virgil Lovett says
Hi Mickey and Scott, we have so many happy memories about Karen and you over the years. One early memory was when she was the organist at Trinity Baptist, as well as, a talented member of the Trinity Singers Group. What fun we had, Karen, Joy and me singing in the “alto” trio. She was always a helpful, supportive, and dedicated Christian. God bless you and your family during this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Dianne and Virgil and familyDianne
Gail Crocker Canipe says
Mickey, Scott and Lindsey, so sorry about the passing of Karen. Enjoyed the times I got to visit Florida visiting with both of you. Loved how Karen had those books arranged. Just wished she would have been able to come with you to NC when she so graciously told you to go on. She would be fine. Of course you talked with her on the phone off and on during the day. I will not be able to come for the memorial service for her but I will be there in spirit. Love you all so much. Praying for you during this most difficult time. 🙏❤️
Roger Stokes says
Mickey and Scott, so sorry for the loss of Karen. It is a loss to us, but a gain for her. We have known each other for a long time. We enjoyed listening to her singing with Mrs. Diane and Mrs. Joy. She will be missed. Love y’all. Roger.
Patsy Smith Rountree says
Mickey, Please know that your North Carolina cousins are sure thinking of you and your family. We send our love, thoughts, and prayers.
Barry and Claire Haslett says
So sorry to hear of Karen’s passing! Mickey and Scott you have our condolences. May God give you and yours peace and comfort during this time. I was just recalling that Karen gave me my first Bible! I didn’t understand then the impact that would have on my life. What a blessing! What a good neighbor!
Sandy Smith says
Mickey and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Len and Greta says
We were so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. Sending prayers for your family with the knowledge God will give comfort to you at this time.
Joe and Nancy Hardee says
Mickey and Scott so sorry to hear about Karen,
She was a sweet lady. Today she has a new body and is happy in Heaven. It is sad and we miss them when God calls them home. But you will be with her again in Heaven. God Bless You and Scott
Ross Davis says
Mick, Scott, Lindsey and Family
Dorothy and I were saddened to hear of Karen’s passing.
We have many fond memories of our visits to your home and all the talks and wonder food we enjoyed together. Karen was and Is a great person. She gave the best hugs and always had a beautiful countenance. I have fond memories of her playing the organ at church. She loved music and was a talented organist and singer. She will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Love Ross and Dorothy Davis
Patti Combee says
Micky and Scott,
So very sorry for the loss of Karen. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. She will truly be missed. Prayers to the family for comfort in knowing we will all meet again when the trumpet sounds. Love you both!❤️
Carol Rychlock says
Mickey & family so sorry for your loss . Our condolences to you. Keeping you in our thoughts and Prayers. We love you. Tom & Carol Rychlock
Mucky, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your son. Praying you will have peace and comfort in knowing you will be together again one day.
Mike and Debbie Tolson says
Mickey and Scott,
So sorry to hear about your loss. Karen always had such a sweet spirit. A joy to hear her sing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mike and Debbie
Wanda West says
To all in the Smith family. Prayers and blessings to you ALL.
Carolyn Holt says
I am so sorry to hear about Karen’s passing. Karen was such a wonderful Christian friend to so many people. I will always cherish her friendship and also will remember all the good times we had playing softball on the Trinity Team.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and Scott.
Teresa Neiswanger says
Dear Mickey & Scott, Mark & I are so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. We pray for strength and comfort for you & all who will miss her presence in their lives.We are thankful to know that Karen loved the Lord, is in Heaven, healed & we will see her again! Karen meant so much to us especially the times we spent together in Trinity singers. She had a beautiful voice & we always loved to hear her sing with Joy & Dianne. We now live in Tennessee & will be unable to attend the memorial service. She was a special lady & will be missed.
Love, Mark & Teresa
Debbie Kirkland says
Micky, Scott and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember how dedicated to the music Karen was. And what a sweet, sweet voice she had. She is up in heaven now singing with that angel choir, along with momma (Pansy Neiswanger) and all others gone before were surely there to greet her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Debbie Neiswanger Kirkland
Sheila Price says
Mickey and Scott,
I am so sorry about your loss. I don’t know if you remember me or not I worked with Karen at Hartford Insurance and she sang at my wedding in 1972. She was a great friend.