We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Lumberton Family Funeral Home, LLC.
Ms. Karen Elaine (Gibbons) Medlin McFall, 73, of Lumberton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Beaumont, Texas. Karen was born on Monday, November 8, 1948, in Gladewater, Texas to Mr. Harold Gibbons and Mrs. Eunice (Verner) Gibbons. One of five children, Karen grew up knowing the value of family and carried that over into her adult life when she became the mother to three children who truly were her world. Extremely intelligent, Karen supported her family by working as a dental assistant and was always proud of her ability to excel at her chosen career. But to get to the heart of what meant the most to Karen, you would want to talk about her most cherished titles- “mom” and “Gran”. Spending time with her family was a central focus for Karen, and what better way to do it than by getting together for a meal? Karen’s skills in the kitchen always had her being asked to make the main dish for this gathering or that, and everyone else would gladly bring green beans and salad! Pouring into her children with love and support, Karen was an amazing mother who later became a steadfast friend for her children as they grew and had children of their own. When recalling Karen’s ability to help shape and mold the children she was so proud of, it is no surprise that she also loved to take old treasures and give them new life by refinishing and creating new decorations for the house. No matter what this kind and loving woman put her mind too, her quiet determination saw her successful and graceful in her victories. Her legacy of love and devotion to her family will live on and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Lana Pendleton and husband Steve, Tim Medlin, and Chris Medlin; her daughter-in-law, Liz Medlin; her grandchildren: Joshua Holland, Skyler Wilson, Trace Medlin, Kayla Medlin, and Triston Medlin; her great-grandchildren: Shaylin, and Cayse; her brother, John Gibbons; and numerous other extended family members, loved ones, and friends throughout the many years.
Karen is preceded in death by her parents: Harold Gibbons and Eunice (Verner) Gibbons; her siblings: Helen Taylor, Joel Gibbons, and Merrit Gibbons; and her sister-in-law, Anne Gibbons
To honor Karen’s life a memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, beginning at 2:00 PM at Gladewater Former Student's Building in Gladewater, Texas. The family invites you to join them for a time of stories and remembrance to honor such a beautiful woman and life.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Joshua Holland, Skyler Wilson, Trace Medlin, Triston Medlin, and Cayse Wright.