A familiar and beloved face to Rockmart residents passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021: Karen Denise Wilson, age 62. Ms. Wilson was born on December 3, 1958, daughter of the late William Hogan Aycock and the late Sadie Agnes Wilson. She moved to Rockmart at the age of 11 and graduated Rockmart High School in 1977. She went on to serve as a friendly fixture of local businesses for over forty years, chatting with customers daily from behind the registers at Family Dollar, Exxon, BP, and almost every video store in the town's history. A night owl by nature, Ms. Wilson was a voracious reader and an avid consumer of cinema. However, her defining feature was her heart for animals. Throughout her life she rescued numerous dogs and cats from Rockmart's streets, adopting many and finding homes for more. She is survived by her sisters, Linda Evans and Donna Janzou; her own seven dogs and three cats, whom she loved like children; and her four nephews, whom she loved like her dogs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Eddie L. Wilson, her stepfather Tommie J. Wilson, her sister Beverly Brubaker, her brother William Aycock, Jr., and her niece Heather Evans.
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