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Karen Stewart

January 28, 1961 — October 16, 2022

Colonial Heights

Karen Fay Stewart, 61, of Colonial Heights passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at her residence. She was the daughter of Brenda May Hathcock and the late Ernest Williams. She was also preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Ernest and Deita Welder; her paternal grandparents, Charles and Lola Williams; stepfathers; Harold “Pop” Allen and Ray Hathcock; and uncle, David Welder.

Karen worked for as a security guard for Securitas Security Services U.S.A. Inc., Richmond, Virginia.

She is survived by her husband, David Ray Stewart; mother, Brenda Hathcock; aunt, Phyllis Sterling and husband Sam; uncle, Gerald Welder and wife, Dianne; brother-in-law, Sam Stewart; two sister’s-in-laws, Elaine Seely and Laura Ghaffi; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022 at Berean Baptist Church, 2914 Cogbill Road, Richmond, Virginia 23234. The family will receive friends one hour before the service on Friday from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at the church   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA. 22116-7023. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. Online Condolences may be registered at

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