Karlene
Karlene Francis
  • 48 years old
  • Date of birth: May 19, 1966
  • Date of passing: Oct 23, 2014
Let the memory of Karlene be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Karlene Francis, 48, born on May 19, 1966 and passed away on October 23, 2014. We will remember her forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Steve Hess on 25th October 2016

"As we go past the second anniversary of Karlene's passing, I remember the words of the poet and activist Maya Angelou......."People will not remember what we said.  People will not remember what we did.  People will remember how we made them feel."  Karlene made everyone feel good when they were around her."

This tribute was added by Arnette G on 21st May 2016

"Ms. Pat,  please know that I will never forget the joy and compassion Karlene shared. You remain in my thoughts and prayers.  Your Georgetown family loves you. Class of 1988"

This tribute was added by Tina DeBose on 19th May 2016

"Happy Birthday Karlene, I can't wrap my mind around the time that has passed since you left us. You are so greatly missed!"

This tribute was added by Jacquelyn Inserra LaCorte on 19th May 2016

"I hope that Karlene's family knows how much she is missed and how much brightness she brought to the lives of everyone with whom she worked. Her sweet voice is something I will always remember,  and I still have the thoughtful gift she sent to me when I had a baby. I cherish that. I hope she rests in peace and comfort."

This tribute was added by Ciel DeCastro on 19th May 2016

"Happy 50th my dear friend..we miss you so much!  You'll be always be our hearts and your family in our prayer!"

This tribute was added by Barry Wiener on 19th May 2016

"Happy 50th, Karlene. I think of you often and always will."

This tribute was added by Greg Stoiber on 19th May 2016

"Happy Birthday Karlene!!  I was just talking about you the day before.  You are missed!"

This tribute was added by Warren Samet on 19th May 2016

"Happy 50th Birthday Karlene. We all miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Rose Poole on 19th May 2016

"Happy Birthday my dearest friend. Not a day passes that I don't think about you and wish you were still here. I miss you my sister!  Love always Rose."

This tribute was added by Steve Hess on 26th October 2015

"Karlene......The last time I saw you was at the Dayton Airport.  You were flying back to DC and my wife and I were headed to Florida.  You remembered my wife's name (I will not forget that) and you had that magnificent smile on your face that you always had.  Miss You!"

This tribute was added by Greg Stoiber on 23rd October 2015

"Karlene you must be watching over us.  I thought of you yesterday as I hiked and it made me smile.  You are deeply missed."

This tribute was added by Rose Poole on 23rd October 2015

"Dearest Karlene thinking about this day and wishing you were here.  I miss and love you very much, my sister.  Love always. Rose"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Boettcher on 6th October 2015

"Karlene you are still missed and loved. Prayers are with Pat."

This tribute was added by Rose Poole on 17th June 2015

"To my dearest friend. I just found out today of your passing. I miss you and love you always. You are not only my friend but my sister. We have been best friends since we met 30 years ago at Georgetown. You were with me through the hard times and good times. You are my daughter's God mother and now you are her Angel.  We were  suppose to grow old together, but you left me too soon.  Rest In Peace."

This tribute was added by Dave Miller on 19th May 2015

"Missing you on your Birthday,  Sweet peace my friend/"

This tribute was added by Donna Shephard on 19th May 2015

"Happy Birthday RIP"

This tribute was added by Greg Stoiber on 19th May 2015

"Happy Birthday, lovely lady!  You are missed."

This tribute was added by Warren Samet on 19th May 2015

"Happy birthday Karlene. We miss you. RIP."

This tribute was added by Alon Vogel on 5th November 2014

"I had the privilege of being Karlene's friend and colleague for the better part of 20 years. We were both children of immigrant parents and the love, respect, and gratitude she had for her mother who enabled her to graduate from Georgetown and live a wonderful life came up repeatedly in conversations over the years. I recall one day when Karlene greeted me in the office without giving me one of her trademark hugs. She explained that she'd been told by management that her hugs made some people uncomfortable and had been asked to refrain from showing any affection in the office. After threatening to complain to management if I DIDN'T get a hug, Karlene relented and risked the wrath of management, giving me a welcome hug virtually every time I saw her. I will always picture her with her glowing smile and will miss those hugs. My prayers are with her family."

This tribute was added by Arnette Georges on 4th November 2014

"Karlene's transition came as a shock to me. She was a kind, generous and loving.person.  In the early years after graduation we met often for dinner.  As the years progressed, we lost touch until earlier this year when we reconnected on FB.  I regret that we did not have time to reconnect in person.  

Ms. Pat, unfortunately I had to leave the home-going celebration before I had the  chance to express my condolences to you.  Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.  Be Blessed & Stay Encouraged."

This tribute was added by Donna Shephard on 3rd November 2014

"my heart felt  condolences to  you Ms. Pat. I remember the joy and pride you had when talking about Karlene.  
As I was reading the other notes, Karlene followed in your footsteps and was a loving person.
My prayers are with you RIP Karlene"

This tribute was added by Lisette Matano on 3rd November 2014

"Dearest Pat: I never met Karlene in person, but feel that I knew her through you. I know by the way you talked about her that she was the light of your life. Even though she is gone from this earthly plane, I know she will always be your light and in knowing that, may your days ahead be less overshadowed by the grief of her loss. The ones we love are with us always in our hearts. As your daughter always will be in yours, so your dearest family and friends keep you and thoughts of you in their hearts now and always!"

This tribute was added by Dave Miller on 3rd November 2014

"Karlene Francis was my best friends at LexisNexis.  Karlene was kind, warm, dedicated, and trusted.  She always went above and beyond what was expected of her.  One of my favorite things about Karlene was she always asked questions, in fact she asked more questions in meetings than anyone I know.  I often had to tell her to “be quite Karlene” so I could ask a question.  Karlene cared about everyone that she came in contact with.  We were friends, mentors and depended on one another to help satisfy our customers.  She loved her mom, her cats, but most importantly she loved the Lord.  She knew she would have a place in heaven and that gives me comfort.  I miss you my dear friend, rest easy!"

This tribute was added by Danny Grubb on 3rd November 2014

"The song-writer sings “… Like A Rainbow, Fading In The Twinkling Of An Eye, Gone Too Soon; Shiny And Sparkly, And Splendidly Bright, Here One Day, Gone One Night; Like The Loss Of Sunlight, On A Cloudy Afternoon, Gone Too Soon”

Whilst the poet pens   “Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves;  And Immortality;
We slowly drove, he knew no haste, And I had put away My labour, and my leisure too, For his civility”

And because we believe in John 3:16, we have hope…  likkle more.
With respect and fond memories, Danny."

This tribute was added by shawn foley on 3rd November 2014

"Karlene was a wonderful coworker.  I've had the pleasure of working with her for the past 25 years.  She was such a positive and sweet lady.  The customers she supported could not have asked for a better person to help them with any issues they experienced relating to our products and services.  We will miss you so much Karlene.  God bless you and your family."

This tribute was added by Joan C on 2nd November 2014

"I met Karlene when she was a student at Georgetown and I worked with her mother. She was a lovely person who cared deeply for her mother. Like her mother, she had a wonderful smile and personality. She kept me posted about her mother's health during times when we could not speak directly and I so appreciated her kindness. She was a shining light for her mother and it was a privilege to know her. My thoughts and prayers go out to her very special mother, her family, and her friends. She touched many people in her all too brief life. My God bless her."

This tribute was added by Daunett Hemmings on 2nd November 2014

"Karlene, your body was taken away but your spirit lives on.  You were always smiling and I can hear you talking to  your mom, saying "mommy this" and " mommy that" .  We will miss your kind demeanor, but you will remain in our hearts.  God takes the best.  My heart goes out to Pat, her mother and her family.  Take comfort in knowing that she was loved by all.  Thinking of you.....God's blessings."

This tribute was added by Jacqueline williams on 1st November 2014

"I have childhood memories  of you Karlene. As a gentle,  loving, caring,  and warm spirit. You've always been very welcoming lady. When I heard the news of your passing it troubled my soul. I know that you accepted the Lord as your personal savior. I pray that God blesses and keeps your family in this time of bereavement. Till we meet again,  love you."

This tribute was added by Cheryl Caesar on 1st November 2014

"I remember meeting Karlene at the age of 16 yrs old in church. She was so welcoming and inviting to me and my Mom. She was such a warm person with a beautiful soul. Her smile and laughter I will never forget. My condolences to her mom and her entire family. Losing a love one is never easy but God has his reasons. Until we meet again, keep smiling and keep laughing, your memories lives on. Rest in peace my beautiful Angel. God Bless."

This tribute was added by Ciel DeCastro on 31st October 2014

"Hi Karlene...you are very much missed by all of us.  You have been such a great influence since I started with the company almost 14 years now and I have always enjoyed your positive outlook and amazing smile.  You have touched all of our lives deeply. God Bless You and your mother very much."

This tribute was added by Denise Taylor on 31st October 2014

"God has called an Angel home for His purpose. Karlene was a kind, gentle, encouraging and caring person; her encouraging words will always be remembered. Hearing of Karlene’s passing brought back memories of us growing up and attending church together, Oh what great times we had! Karlene, “my sister”, may your soul rest in peace. Love Denise, Dawn and Ms. T."

This tribute was added by brenda flynn on 31st October 2014

"Although I didn't get to see Karlene often, when I did, she was ALWAYS so happy. Her charismatic personality drew you in and made you feel good! She will be truly missed. My condolences and prayers are with her mom and family."

This tribute was added by Jeanne Doran on 31st October 2014

"Karlene was beautiful inside and out. She always brought a smile to my face as I knew that when I'd talk with her that she'd be enthusiastic and positive.  The word no didn't exist for Karlene- that spirit is what I will carry with me. Her light will shine in all who's lives she touched.  My prayers are with her mother, family and friends. God Bless."

This tribute was added by J. Williams on 31st October 2014

"My condolences go out to the family of Karlene Francis.  It is very painful to lose a love one in death.  It is very comforting to know that our Creator understands our grief.  Not only does he understand our grief, he long to use his almighty power to restore life to the dead.  Job ask a question at Job 14: 14,15.  It says:  If a man dies, can he live again?  I will wait all the days of my compulsory service until my relief comes.  You will call, and I will answer you.  You will long for the work of your hands.  In this scripture when Job is speaking of his relief to come, he is speaking of a resurrection from the dead.  There is scriptures in the Bible about the resurrection hope.  John 5;28,29  it says that there is going to be a resurrection of our dear loved ones.  So we will be able to be with our loved ones again.  I hope these scriptures will be comforting to you as they are for me.  If you would like to know more about the hope of the resurrection or have any other questions that you would like answers to. Go to www.jw.org."

This tribute was added by David Beals on 31st October 2014

"Regardless of any conversation I had with Karlene on any topic, I always felt better about the situation or myself.  She was such a positive person, I could see the influence God had in her life.  You are missed here on this Earth; I'll see you one day."

This tribute was added by David Atkins on 31st October 2014

"Karlene was the epitome of what it means to provide great customer service. She will be missed at DOJ. May God comfort her family and friends during this time of loss."

This tribute was added by Warren Samet on 30th October 2014

"Karlene & I have known each other for her entire 26 years at LexisNexis, the last 17 years reporting to me. Karlene was one of a kind. She would always approach her work with a positive spirit and an infectious smile. She delighted our customers  and colleagues alike with her can-do attitude and her unwavering dedication and commitment to excellence. Many of us have known Karlene for such a long time and have built such a great friendship with her. Karlene’s positive attitude and bubbly style was so incredible. Karlene was truly a very special person to many people across LexisNexis, including our customers. While we are deeply saddened by the news of her passing, I believe it’s important to think of what Karlene would ask of us…to think of all the special moments and good times we had together. She would not want us to mourn her death but to rather celebrate her life and move past our grief. May you rest in peace, Karlene."

This tribute was added by Maggie Zamora on 30th October 2014

"I first met Karlene 17+ years ago when I started working for LexisNexis in the DC Office.  She always had a smile on her face and was kind to everyone, whether a stranger or a good friend.  Over the last two years, we've worked much more closely together and I can attest to the fact that not only was Karlene dedicated to her customers, she was truly concerned about their experience with Lexis.  Her kind smile, peaceful and GENEROUS spirit, and infectious laugh will be with me always.  God bless you Karlene; heaven gained an angel last week."

This tribute was added by Dave DiCicco on 30th October 2014

"I worked closely with Karlene over the last few years. I only met her in person back in August. She was very fun and very caring. I will keep that memory with me forever."

This tribute was added by Kathy Condon on 30th October 2014

"I have known Karlene since joining Lexis in 1989. Over the years she has been my "go to person" when I needed a techie diva because  I knew she would have a "can do attitude" tempered with "the impossible may take a little more time" and a smile which you could see through the phone brought a calm in the midst of any customer crisis....Karlene you will be truly missed by all your friends."

This tribute was added by Michael Mossbarger on 30th October 2014

"I worked with Karlene for many years and I always loved speaking with her.  She was a fantastic person with an infectious personality.  This was very sad news indeed but I know she is in a better place.  God speed to you Karlene, you will be missed."

This tribute was added by Dawn Swinford on 30th October 2014

"I've only known Karlene for the past 7 years through LexisNexis, but always found her to be a peaceful and calming spirit and an encouragement.   I will miss her quick whit."

This tribute was added by Chris Kohler on 30th October 2014

"Karlene was once of the sweetest, kindest and generous people I have ever met.  I will miss our talks greatly.  RIP my friend."

This tribute was added by Robin Jones on 30th October 2014

"I have know Karlene since she started at Lexis.  I will miss her positive attitude and warm smile.  She was such a great person and always made others feel special.  We will miss her so much.  My prayers are with her family."

This tribute was added by Steve Hess on 30th October 2014

"Karlene worked in my organization for many years and was one of the nicest, kindest persons I have ever known.  I saw her at a work event in Nashville in August and got a big hug from her.  Thankfully that will be a lasting memory for me.  I will miss her greatly and am deeply saddened by her passing.  My prayers are with Karlene and her family."

This tribute was added by Greg Stoiber on 30th October 2014

"Karlene has a beautiful spirit and is incredibly kind to everyone.  Her positive outlook and friendship will be missed.  God Bless Karlene and her family."

This tribute was added by Donna S Wirt on 30th October 2014

"Karlene was a wonderful person who cared for her friends, her lovely mother, and about justice and human kindness in the world. She was a good friend and I will miss her advice, humor, and intelligence.God Bless Karlene."


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