Karen Kay Atkins, 67, of Pittsboro passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
Ms. Atkins was born in Chatham County on April 24, 1954 the daughter of Harold "Boots" and Bobbie Jean Phillips Atkins.
Karen graduated Chatham Central High School in 1972 and afterwards attended Asheboro Business College. She worked for Arauco Panels in Moncure for 30 years. Karen was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her niece and nephew and loved her animals. Karen was a big sports fan and loved the UNC Tarheels. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her sister, Kathy Johnson and husband Randall of Siler City; brother, Mike Atkins and wife Helen of Moncure; niece, Kaylee Atkins; and nephew, Michael Atkins.
No services are planned at this time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chatham County Animal Resource Center, 725 County Landfill Rd., Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Atkins family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com