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Karen Yvonne Cortellesi

May 16, 1960 — February 26, 2024

Waynesboro

Karen Yvonne Cortellesi was born May 16th, 1960 in Waynesboro, TN. She was the daughter of the late Margaret and Frank Cortellesi, and Willie Skelton.  She spent many years at Lincoln Brass and then on to Wayne County Bank as a bookkeeper. She loved her flower garden and chickens and supporting her girls and grand babies in all their endeavors. She departed this life for her final resting place on February 26th, 2024, at the age of 63 years. 

 

She is survived by her husband Charles Cortellesi of Waynesboro, TN and her 3 daughters, Mendy Stricklin Beason and Micah Bachtold of Hohenwald, TN; Amber Stricklin of Waynesboro, TN; and Megan Stricklin of Jacksonville, FL her stepdaughter Heather James and her husband Frank of Russellville, AR. Her 3 sisters Kathy Smotherman of Waynesboro, TN; Helen VanAlstine and her husband Gene of Cocoa, FL and Joyce Reynolds and her husband Richard of Cocoa, FL. Her brother Steve Skelton and his wife Donna of Waynesboro, TN. 4 grandchildren Tori and Travis Usery, Colton Beason and Addison Kimbrel, Ryker Stricklin, and Christina(Roe) Sandefur-Stricklin and 2 great grandchildren Briar Usery and Evelyn Beason. She is also survived by several loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. 

 

Visitation will be held on Saturday March 2nd, 2024, from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Home in Waynesboro, TN.

 

Services will start directly following her Visitation time at 1:00 PM.

 

We will lay her at her final resting place on Saturday March 2nd, 2024, at Memorial Garden Cemetery in Waynesboro, TN.

 

Pallbearers:

Amber Stricklin 

Megan Stricklin

Richard Reynolds

Micah Bachtold

Colton Beason

Travis Usery

 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, March 2, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Wayne County

104 West Hill Street, Waynesboro, TN 38485

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Wayne County

104 West Hill Street, Waynesboro, TN 38485

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Interment

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Memorial Gardens of Wayne County - Waynesboro

State Hwy 99, Waynesboro, TN 38485

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