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Karen Shapiro Jenks

June 11, 1974 — September 21, 2022


Karen Shapiro Jenks

Cornelius – Karen Shapiro Jenks, 48, passed away on September 21, 2022 at Atrium Health-Main, Charlotte, North Carolina.


Karen was born in New York on June 11, 1974 to Harold and Betsy Ayala Shapiro. She was a proud graduate of Albany Law School and an Attorney at Law, serving Mecklenburg and surrounding counties.


Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Michael Jenks; her children, Matthew, Nick and Alex Piro; step-children, Karlyn and Braydon Jenks; brother, Walter Shapiro; sister, Darlene Hibbard and husband Jeffery; several nieces and nephews; and many wonderful dear friends.


A Celebration of Life service will be at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to clear cell sarcoma, P. O Box 13418, Charleston, SC  29422


Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia North Carolina, is serving the family.


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