LEXINGTON – Karin Burton Thames, 48, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 6, 2019.
She was born February 19, 1971, in High Point and was the daughter of Hillis and Barbara Hunt Burton. She was a resident of this area all of her life and was a member of Amazing Grace Freewill Baptist Church. She attended youth group at Mount Zion Wesleyan Church when she was younger. Karin received her Associates in Nursing from Davidson Community College and received her Bachelors of Nursing Science from Winston-Salem State University. She started her nursing career at Lexington Memorial Hospital and later managed labor and delivery at High Point Regional Hospital for several years. Karin finished her career at Thomasville Medical Center as long as her health permitted.
Karin enjoyed going to the beach and going to the mountains, especially to Pigeon Forge. Her true love and passion was spending time with her family, whether it was at her family’s lake house at Badin Lake, going to the pool or watching her nephew play baseball. She had a loving and caring spirit and always put others before herself, whether she was taking care of mamas and babies or shopping for her grandkids or other family and friends. Karin was a loving daughter, wife, mother, Mimi, K-K and friend and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her beloved canine companion, Zoey.
Karin is survived by her husband, Cameron Thames, whom she married October 4, 1996; children, Laurin McDowell Clackum and her husband, George, and Tyler McDowell and his fiancée, Hayley Grooms; parents, Hillis and Barbara Hunt Burton; sister, Tara Loftin and her husband, Steve; brother, Tim Burton and his wife, Misty; and step-children, Amber, Andrea and her husband, Brent, Cameron II and his wife, Kaitlyn, and Ali. She was a Mimi too Addie Lee, Maelee, Carter, Cody, Grayleigh and Beckett. She was K-K to Whitney and her husband, Nick, Josh, Trevor, Grayson, Carson, Kenley “Lola Tina,” Abby, Bri and her husband, Charlie, Peyton, Aiden, Christina and her husband, Micah, Austin, Caroline and Mason.
A service celebrating Karin’s life will be held at 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon, Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Amazing Grace Freewill Baptist Church, 661 Light Road, Thomasville, with Rev. George Clackum, Rev. Jeff Burton and Rev. Junior Bingham officiating. A committal service will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Wednesday evening, October 9, 2019, at Amazing Grace Freewill Baptist Church, and at other times will be at the home of her parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Amazing Grace Freewill Baptist Church, c/o Junior Bingham, 729 Kennedy Road, Thomasville, NC 27360.