Karrington Hanks

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Karrington N. Hanks, age 18. Sunrise February 18, 1999. Sunset April 22, 2017.

Karrington a beloved student at Columbus School for Girls and a faithful member at Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church.

She is preceded in death by great grandfather, Jessie Hanks, Sr. and great grandmother, Cora Hanks.

She is survived by mother, Tarshalla M. Hanks, father, Steven T. Stevens; grandmother, Vona D. Hanks; uncles, Felix L. (Natsuko) Hanks, Eugene C. Hanks; great aunts, Vi (Skip) Adams, Dorothy Hanks, Lela Wiles, Terri Hanks, Wanda Hanks-Sunderland; great uncle, Jessie Hanks, Jr. and a host of other relatives and many close friends.

Visitation  2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Funeral Service 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3650 Sunbury Road. Cemetery Interment 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2017.


Condolence Messages

  1. rest in heaven KARRINGTON we love you and well miss you

  2. Betty Humphrey

    Dear family we are sorry to hear about your loss death is difficult for family and friends however the Bible holds out hope for our deceased love ones found in the Bible book of John chapter 5 and verses 28 and 29. Why not read these scriptures in your personal copy of the Bible.

    Peacefully Yours

    For additional information about the resurrection hope please refer to JW.Org

  3. My deepest sympathy. May the Lord surround you and comfort you during this difficult time.

    Angi C
    CSG ’95

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you and your family.

    CSG ’94

  5. Meredith Patrick Cord

    You family is in our thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace darling angel.
    MPC ’92

  6. I met Karrington less than two months ago at CSG during an improv class I was teaching for Mrs. Davis. I was struck by her kindness, smile and sense of humor. I enjoyed her company and being in her presence. She made an impression on me. I was delighted to share the hour with Karrington and her classmates. When I heard the news I was struck with sadness. Her smile flashed before my eyes. I send my prayers and sympathy. I am so deeply saddened by the loss of Karrington. May you have comfort in knowing what a wonderful young woman she was. I am so sorry.

    Barbara Allen
    CSG, Class of 1988

  7. Tarshalla and family,

    Skylar and I were devastated to hear of Karrington’s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    We are here for you should you need anything.

    Love and comfort,
    Tracy and Skylar King

  8. Hanks Family–

    I have been troubled by this news since I heard about it a couple days ago. I have a daughter her age; their birthdays are just 2 weeks apart. I am SO deeply sorry for your loss. Karrington was a beautiful, young woman and clearly very beloved by all who knew her. I am praying for you all during this difficult time. I pray that God be a very present and palpable comfort to all of you. You have my condolences.

    Irena J. Banks
    CSG, ’92

  9. Jennifer Lopez

    Our condolences and deepest sympathy on the passing of your wonderful Karrington.

    The Lopez Family
    Chris, Jennifer, Allison and Abbey

  10. Renee armstrong

    My prayers and thoughts to her family and friends.

  11. I am extremely sorry and offer sympathy for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Many of our youth have been deeply saddened by this. I pray that God will provide the strength and comfort you need to get through the this difficult time.

    Central Church Member

  12. Our hearts are broken and we send love and light your way. Kerrington was my daughter CC’s big sister at CSG. Kerrington was an amazing role model and friend to CC for over 5 years. Thank you for raising such a beautiful young lady.
    With love,
    Angie Mclarty , CSG’94
    CC , CSG’23

  13. Tasheika Campbell

    Karrington was a beautiful young lady inside and out. I often saw her as a quite and respectful youth with a big smile. Even though I saw her grow in the Church, I begin to know her personally when she worked with me one summer. I was able to see her passion, her drive, and her love for the Lord.

    The day of her passing, I received that big smile once again. Our girls were very saddened and they remembered Karrington helping them during summer camp and entertaining them while I worked.

    We are so sorry and heart broken, until that Great Day! To the Hanks family our hearts and prayers are with you. Thank you, Tarshalla for sharing her with us, you’ve raised a beautiful God fearing young lady.

    Terry, Tasheika, Chloe, and Cierra Campbell
    Ephesus SDA Family

  14. Pastor Buford & Carmen Griffith

    To the Hanks family:

    Our family mourns with you in the death of Karrington. May the comfort of God’s presence ever surround you. Continue to be faithful, a better day is coming. The return of Jesus Christ is our blessed hope.

    Yours in Christ,
    Pastor Buford & Carmen Griffith & Family

  15. Keeping you all in my prayers

  16. Dianne Moore-Allen

    So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. Wilhemina Ricks

    Kindly accept my condolences . May the love of God continue to comfort and sustain your family during this difficult time.

  18. Deana Solaiman

    May God bless and guide you during this very difficult time. And may He give you all peace and comfort now and always…

  19. It was a joy, an adventure, and a delight to have Karrington as an outstanding member of my band program for 8yrs. Your daughter was organized, responsible, caring, proactive, talented, and a big part of my CSG world. God knew what he was doing when he chose you to have, love, and raise her. My deepest, heartfelt condolences to Tarshalla and the Hanks family. I already miss her so much.

  20. Leslie Clark-Felder

    Praying for you and the family. Please let the Clark family know if you need anything! you are in our prayers.

  21. To The Hanks Family:

    You have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beautiful, beloved daughter, grand daughter and family member. May God comfort you as we look forward to Christ’s soon return.

  22. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! I was blessed to know Karrington if for only a brief time. God bless you Tarshalla!

  23. Liz Zimmerman Donaldson

    We are deeply saddened by the passing of Karrington. She was so deeply loved the by CSG community and all those who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and with the graduating class of 2017.

    Liz Zimmerman Donaldson, CSG’92 and daughter Mia CSG’24

  24. We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Karrington was a beautiful, funny, strong young woman and she was loved and will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. You raised a beautiful young woman who made a difference in so many lives in her time here on earth. May your faith and the love and caring surrounding you help lift you up during this time.
    With love,
    Carrie, Andy and Marissa Madison

  25. Dear Hanks Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for you. There are no words to express that will give you comfort at this time, but know that your daughter was kind and inspired so many girls at CSG.

    Our deepest sympathies and love,

    The Clarke Family
    David, Terreece, Olivia, Gabrielle & David II

  26. To the Beloved Hanks Family,

    As I type this and look at her beautiful senior picture..I’m still filled with shock, unbelief and sadness. She has always been a wonderful, sweet young lady. My source of peace is knowing that she chose to follow Our Saviour even to the very end. May God surround you all with His warm Love.
    Karrington you will be sorely missed,

    With Love,
    Okema Bassett

  27. I am heartbroken over the loss of a very special young lady. I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to the Hanks family and let them know that they are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember Karrington as a sweet, respectful, and caring young girl. Her gentle soul touched any and all who had the privilege to meet her. She will be missed.
    Miss Aimee

  28. I wish I had met you in life Karrington. You were such a joy to your mother, my dear friend. Praying for your loved ones during this time.

  29. Leslie Pollard, President, Oakwood University

    Dear Karrington Hanks Family
    Please know that we here at Oakwood grieve the loss of Karrington to your family and wish you only God’s peace through this valley of shadows. We were eager to have Karrington enroll as a student here at Oakwood in the fall, but God allowed another plan. With you and her loving family, we will look to meet her in heaven, where together we will study the marvels of His amazing and matchless grace, even if we do not understand it at this moment. Our prayers are with you, today, and in the years to come. Karrington, rest In peace until the Lifegiver comes. Maranatha!!!

  30. Pamela A. Saunders

    To Tarshalla and Family:
    Your family is in our prayers at this time. The bible says “train up a child in the way he should go” and you have obeyed. He is pleased with Karrington’s life and she will be missed but rest in knowing you will see her again when Jesus comes.
    Pam Saunders and Family

  31. Dear Hanks and Stevens family, May the good Lord surround your hearts with overwhelming peace even in the midst of this horrible storm. His promise is that it’s not a “goodbye” for Karrington, but a “see you soon”…..Soon and very soon!! God bless and keep you til then.

    Love, Kim
    Hilltop SDA

  32. To the family of Karrington, you have my deepest sympathy in your loss. The death of a child is truly difficult for a parent to face. Have faith in God’s promise at Isaiah 25:8 which says in part, “He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.”

  33. My heartfelt sympathy to each of you .  No other pain will ever be greater than the pain of  losing a child. Our heavenly Father knows the difficulities you are facing. Through his Word he helps us to understand why death occurs and what he will in the near future do to rectify the grief that we undergo due to losing our loved ones to this aged-old-enemy (death).

    Romans 5:12
    Isaiah 25:8
    John 5:28,29
    Psalms 37:29

  34. Glenda Harrison

    To the Hanks Family,

    I take great strength in your courage at this difficult time, and celebrate God’s confidence in placing the loss of your beautiful Karrington at your doorstep. Tarshalla, undoubtedly, your faith has caught God’s attention so much that He has entrusted you with this difficult burden, knowing that you will turn the tragic loss of your dear Karrington into a beautiful testimony that will benefit many. My prayers are with you as you walk through the days, weeks and months to come. As you do, please know that the depth of your sadness will simply be a reflection of how well you loved. Be encouraged knowing that you have loved your dearest Karrington well!

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