Karri Lynn Lee

Karri Lynn Lee, Scranton, died Wednesday surrounded by her loving and devoted family in the Geisinger Community Medical Center after being stricken ill at home. 

Born December 8, 1981 in Scranton, she was the daughter of Karen S. Collins and granddaughter of Betty J. Lee.  She was a graduate of Scranton High School and the Career Technology Center.  She was a devoted member of the Elm Park United Methodist Church where she with her grandmother served together in the nursery for many years.   Karri was also a member of the Keystone Consistory Ladies Auxiliary.   Prior to her illness, she had been employed as Certified Nursing Assistant at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center.

Karri who always cared about others, gave of herself one last time by being an Organ Donor.

Also surviving are aunts Kimberly J. Lee and Betsy Miller, and her husband Bill; cousins Jill Zayac, Lee Yeomans and Jane Miller; countless friends.

Karri was preceded in death by her grandfather Benjamin H. Lee.

A celebration of Karri’s life will be held Tuesday at 6pm in the Elm Park United Methodist Church 712 Linden St. Scranton by Rev. Mike Bealla, Senior Pastor.

Friends may call Tuesday from 5pm until time of service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions should be made to the Elm Park United Methodist Church 712 Linden St. Scranton, PA. 18510.

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  1. Marlene Borick

    My condolences & prayers go out to the lee family i am very saddend by this .karri was such a wonderful person / friend i have so many fond memories of her . i am going to miss her so much my only comfort is knowing sjes not in pain anymore . i know she suffered alot she was so kind & i know shes in the arms of the angels now .she will never be forgotten untill we meet again . i

  2. Michael A. Orlando Jr.

    My deepest condolences to Betty, Karen, Betsy and Jane, Kimberly, and all family and friends. Karri was was my best friend since 2008 and I loved her like she was my daughter. Words cannot express my sorrow and pain at her passing. My only comfort is knowing she is finally free of the suffering she had to endure. May her soul rest in peace for eternity and may the Lord reunite her with her loved ones in heaven.

  3. Lynn Snyder

    Peace, my little friend. I remember all those years ago when you were a smiling little girl in Court St. UMC. You will be missed. Blessings and prayers for her family.

  4. Mary sleboda nieto

    I got In many fights for u in Jr high Kerri…u were always so badly bullied because u where different…and that’s why I was drawn to u…u were kind and sweet and didn’t engage in the cliques…and I always stood up for u.i know u are in God’s arms safe and u are now free of your misery…i will alwAys remember u and your sweetness.may God continue to bless your family and give them some peace knowing u are now free and happy with the lord.

  5. Deb Nallo

    My deepest condolences for the sudden loss of Keri. She is a sweet girl and loved learning.

  6. Sheila-Anne Burgess

    I cannot begin to understand how to express my feelings to the family of my dearest and most beloved little sister Karri (Bunkie) and best friend. Although Karri and I never met in person, our relationship through Facebook and by phone and text was something that was more real then any family relationship could ever surpass. I loved her more then anyone and I am going to miss her more than words could ever say….To Betty…My heart goes out to you and I wish you much love…Until me meet again….God Speed My Dearest.

  7. Kristen S

    I am so sorry for your loss. I only knew Karri from an online group, but she was always so kind and sweet. I’m glad she isn’t in pain anymore and I know she is making people happy.

  8. Judy and Dave Williams

    So sorry to hear about Carrie.

  9. Karen

    My thoughts and prayers are with Karri’s family..I worked with her and we kept in touch over the years..I will miss her kind spirit, she was a true gem..heaven got a real angel..may she RP….

  10. Ken Rizzo

    My prayers and condolences are with Karri’s family and friends. She was a very good friend who I loved like a sister. I know she’s in Heaven with my wife.

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