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23 North 9th Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: 570-421-7760
Fax: 570-421-1333
Karen Hanks

Karen Hanks

April 18, 1960 - March 3, 2019
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Karen Hanks 58 of Bushkill, Pa. went to be with the lord on Sunday March 3, 2019. Born in New York City, New York she was the daughter of the late Irvine and Sarah (Dixon) Hanks. Karen was a resident of the Bushkill area fort the past22 years and prior to that she resided in the Bronx, New York area.

She was employed in the customer service department at Verizon for many years and was also the dispatcher for public safety at Saw Creek Estates in Bushkill, Pa. Karen was a member of Faith International Church in Bushkill, Pa.

She is survived by 2 sons: Brandon Hanks and Terrell Hanks both of Bushkill, Pa. and a daughter Shaniqua Lassiter of Richmond, Virginia and a loving sister-in-law Barbara Cherry of Raleigh, N.C. She was preceded in death by her siblings: Oliver Hanks, Barbara Jackson, Shirley Jean Lassiter, Sylvia Powell and Earline Hanks.

There will be a viewing on Friday March 8, 2019 from 6-8:00pm at the Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home Inc. 23 N. 9th.ST.Stroudsburg, Pa. and on Saturday March 9, 2019 from 9-10:00am at Jesus the Christ Church 2060 Tanite Rd. Stroudsburg, Pa. 18360 followed by a funeral service starting at 10:00am at the church. Burial will be in the Sandhill Cemetery Bushkill, Pa.
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  • Visitation

    March 8, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    March 8, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home, Inc. & Cremation Service
    23 North 9th Street
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  • Second Visitation

    March 9, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    March 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
    Jesus the Christ Church
    2060 Tanite Rd
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  • Service

    March 9, 2019 | 10:00am
    March 9, 2019 10:00am
    Jesus the Christ Church
    103 Tanite Rd.
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  • Interment

    Sandhill Cemetery
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Posted at 10:58pm
Dear Brandon, Terrell, and All the Family of Karen Hanks,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences at her sudden and unexpected passing. Although Karen and I never met face to face, we became telephone friends in prayer. I saw and heard joy and laughter return to her spirit as we talked and prayed together. I pray that, eventually, the memory of wonderful times with your mother, sister, friend will well up in each of you to restore the joy that I know she wants for you.

Brandon's Shawnee Playhouse Family

Posted at 08:19am
Karen, thank you for passing your strong, loving heart, your kind spirit and your endless joy to your boys. You live on in their eyes.

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Beth, Brendon, Emily & James

Posted at 12:18pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. We love you.
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Wilma & David

Posted at 10:34am
With love to: Brandon, Terrell and Family
God saw Karen getting weary, so He did what He thought best. “He put his arms around Karen” and whispered come & rest.
Sweet are the memories silently kept of a Mother and friend that we loved and will never forget.
If tears could build a staircase and memories make a lane, we would walk straight up to heaven and bring Karen back again.
The sorrow we all feel no words can explain. The ache in our hearts will always remain.
There is a special Mother, Family Member, Friend up there in Heaven above. There will never be another with a heart so full of love.
Wherever we go, whatever we do, those we love don’t go away they walk beside us every day.
“Unseen, unheard but always near”, still loved and missed and very dear we will always love till we meet again as we know we will.
There’s a hole in our hearts only God and Karen can fill.
Beautiful memories treasured forever of the happy times we spent together.
“Life is eternal, love will remain” in Gods own time we shall meet again.
“A prayer, a tear”, until the end of time for a wonderful person, we are proud to call Brandon and Terrell’s mother, Karen’s family and our dear friend.
May we all take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over us. May it help us all to keep Karen in our thoughts now and the things yet to do.
May it make all of our sorrows easier to bear knowing there are others who understand and care.
May God, Family and Friends comfort you – Brandon and Terrell. May God and your Faith uphold you. May loving memories of your Mother heal your heart.
Our deepest sympathy prayers are being sent to say that Brandon, Terrell and Karen’s family are in our thoughts, especially today.
Brandon and Terrell, whenever you need another friend then we’re here to wipe away the sadness and tears.
We all love Karen and she will always remain with us for love itself lives on, and her cherished memories will never fade.
Because Karen is gone, those we love can never be more than a thought apart,
For as long as there are memories, Karen lives on in our hearts. Those we love don’t go away, Karen walks beside us every day.
She may now be unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.
Tho sorrow is strong, memories of Karen are stronger, her memories will always be in your hearts and will never depart.
Words are hard to find at a time like this and we are so very sorry for your loss. Always know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
The light beyond the window fades and memories of Karen in our hearts unfold a glowing warmth of light and shade as we learn to love the love we hold.
If you are ever feeling lonely and feeling in despair, remember we are also your friends and an extension of your family
We are always here for you – as we are also remembering Karen and thinking of YOU both with Love.
Wilma and David

The Anderson Family

Posted at 07:39am
May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
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