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Karren Brooks Shumate

October 18, 1967 ~ March 24, 2021 (age 53)


Karren Shumate born October 18th 1967 Tampa FL died March 24, 2021. Karren Denise (Brooks) Shumate was well loved within her family and community, but she also gave unlimited amounts of love.  Her friends came from all walks of life and that diversity proved Karren cared if the person were kind, or generous, or thoughtful because these were the kinds of things that were important to her.  Karren was close to all of her family, she saw them and talked to them often. Especially   her mother Betty, who she spoke with every day.  Karren was a provider for family and occasionally for friends who might find themselves in a jam.  Karren had a casual, easy going attitude and a great sense of fun.  She cared about all people and had a heart as big as a mountain.  When she finally met the love of her life, her husband Stephen, every day was an adventure and every moment a gift.  She gave so much love and she lived a life defined by love.  

Deceased relatives - father Freddie Brooks grandfather Henry Planchat grandmother Daisy Planchat.  
Survivors -spouse Stephen Shumate  mother Betty Brooks.  Brothers Freddie L Brooks and Julio M Brooks  Sister Lisa Abella.  Aunts Onelia Whitlow, Julie Swain, Catherine Brooks, Tommie Mae Brooks, Viola Brooks.  Uncles Larry Lazaro, Jerry Whitlow and Ulysses Brooks. Cousins - Juanita Greaves, Leroy Swain, Reggie Swain, Kevin Hammond, Kenneth Hammond, Keith Hammond, Brandon Planchat, Larry Lazaro jr and Raheem Planchat. 

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March 27, 2021

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Chapel of Hope, Aikens Funeral Home
2708 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Tampa, FL 33610

Private Services

Chapel of Hope, Aikens Funeral Home
2708 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Tampa, FL 33610

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