Karen Louise Cockrell Meredith
March 15, 1956-March 1, 2022
Karen Louise Cockrell Meredith was born March 15, 1956 in Slough, England. She passed away March 1, 2022 in Shreveport, LA, after a lengthy and well fought battle with cancer. She was 65 years old.
Karen was the only daughter born to Norma Cockrell and Sheila Hastings Cockrell. When reflecting on her childhood in England, Karen loved to tell stories of her mother teaching dance and would often talk about singing in the choir. If anyone ever needed to know how to organize a proper tea party, Karen had all the answers.
As the daughter of an Air Force servicemember, they relocated from England to the States, then to Germany, and finally back to the States settling in Bossier parish in 1973. Karen’s family made many memories bowling together at Holiday Lanes in Bossier City where her mother competed and later was a desk clerk.
In 1984, she married Russell Meredith in Marshall, TX. Together they share two sons, A.J. and Wade, one daughter, Rhonda, and one stepdaughter, Felicia. Karen loved football (especially LSU and the Saints) and NASCAR, but her greatest joy was by far her grandchildren. She was Nanny to 3 granddaughters, Macey, Austyn, and Sophia, and 4 grandsons, Jackson, Jayden, Kyler, and Landon.
Karen is preceded in death by her husband, Russell Meredith, and her parents, Norma and Sheila Cockrell.
Those left to cherish her memory include her brother, Karl Cockrell (Suzette), sons A.J. and Wade (Ashlii), daughter Rhonda (Mark), stepdaughter Felicia (Scotty), and grandchildren, Macey, Austyn, Jackson, Jayden, Kyler, Sophia, and Landon, along with many other family and friends.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. James Jackson, Dr. Mindie Kavanaugh, Amedisys Home Health, the staff at Willis Knighton Rehabilitation Institute, the staff at Heritage Manor West rehabilitation, the staff of 2 West at Willis Knighton Medical Center, and the staff at the Carpenter House hospice facility. There could never have been a better team hand chosen to be a part of this journey.
A celebration of life and of Karen’s first heavenly birthday will be held at Eastwood Baptist Church in Haughton on March 15, 2022, at 1 pm. Interment of her ashes will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Ringgold for those that would like to attend.