Karen Marie Chapman Berne age 59 , passed away on Friday morning surrounded by her loving family and friends at her home in Zebulon. Karen was born on March 27, 1961 in Waterbury, CT to the late James Reynolds Chapman and Ellen Catherine O’Keefe Chapman. She worked with the NCDA.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday October 15, 2020 at 7:OO pm at Pilot Baptist Church in Zebulon with Pastor Don Cashwell officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 6:45 and following the service at the church. A private family committal service will be held Monday, October 19th at the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Goldsboro.
Karen is survived by her husband, Robert Edward Berne, Jr. of the home; sons, Steven Lee Guerrette of Garner, Daniel Jay Guerrette of Zebulon; daughter, Jamie Nicole Guerrette Seaman (Thomas) of Zebulon: step-children, Tiffany Lee (Brad Hart) of Wendell, Robert Berne III of Zebulon; sisters, Phyllis (Frank) Nardella of Thomaston, CT. , Lorie (Steve) Westall of Underhill, VT., Pam (Tom) Stiles of Mount Olive ; 15 grandchildren with 2 more on the way; nieces and nephews, Shannon, Nick, Anthony, James, Steven, Missy and Ricky.
Memorials may be made to Pilot Baptist Church, 8103 NC 39 Hwy. S, Zebulon, NC 27597
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home & Crematory of Goldsboro is honored to be serving the Berne family and online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com.
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