Visitation Information:

November 25th, 2019 at 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery
4121 Falcon Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Service Information:

November 26th, 2019 at 11:00 AM
St. Monica's Catholic Church
1700 Buford Hwy Duluth, GA 30097

Mrs. Karen Marie Ching, 60

~~Mrs. Karen Marie Ching, age 60, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at her residence, surrounded by her family.

Memorial Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at St. Monica’s Catholic Church.  A private inurnment will be held at Memorial Park South Cemetery.   Father Jack Durkin will officiate.  The family will receive friends for visitation 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., with the Rosary at 7:30 p.m., Monday, November 25, 2019 at Memorial Park South Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ching was born July 10, 1959 to the late Patrick & Doris Gugliano in St. Louis, Missouri.  She was a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church and the owner of Liberty Candy Company, Lakeside Market and Liberty Steel Fabricators all in downtown Flowery Branch.  She was very passionate about the rehabilitation of Flowery Branch.  Her faith and love of God and her love for her children and grandchildren was important to her.  She loved spending time with her family.

Mrs. Ching is survived by her husband of 17 years, Arthur Ching; son & daughter-in-law, Robert & Bridget Sabbath of Flowery Branch; daughter, Marissa Sabbath of Flowery Branch; daughter & son-in-law, Jessica & Steve Langer of Hoschton; 5 grandchildren with one on the way; brothers, Michael Gugliano, Joseph Gugliano and Patrick Gugliano all of Florida; sister, Lisa Gugliano Sonderman of St. Louis, Missouri; and several nieces & nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope for Haiti, c/o: Catholic Church of St. Monica’s, 1700 Buford Hwy, Duluth, Georgia 30097.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements.  Send on-line condolences to  

Condolences 26
Denise Tischler-Pelts 2019-11-21 16:41:41
To Marissa and family, Soooo sorry to hear about your loss. Your mom was an amazing warm and loving person. She was so kind and so passionate about everything that she touched. There will always be a place in my heart for her and her kindness to Alex. Cherish those very special memories near and dear to your heart. Hugs and kisses sent your way, Denise
Vickie wellborn 2019-11-21 16:53:04
We’ve lost a sweet lady in this world and her light and smile will be missed! Prayers for all the family.
Carrie Casey 2019-11-21 16:53:56
We will miss this beautiful, funny and lovely woman may God bless you and hold your hand with your angels alongside your next journey
Tonia Lichtenwalner 2019-11-21 17:38:35
Artie, Robert, Marissa, and Jessica, Words can’t express my sorrow or my love for Karen and you all! You are all in my prayers! Love you all!!🙏💕😢
Debby ODonnell 2019-11-21 18:40:57
Dear Artie and Family, My heart is broken that Sweet Karen had to leave us before she wanted to. She was the most vibrant person I have ever known. She deeply loved her family, friends and community. Her faith was strong and she had no doubt that her Savior never left her side. I will miss her big smile and warm heart.
Dee Sonderman 2019-11-21 19:25:27
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember Karen as a fun loving person. RIP Karen.
Brian Leonard 2019-11-21 20:07:21
I am very saddened to learn of Karen’s passing. I always thoroughly enjoyed visiting her and her staff at Liberty Candy Co. She was always there to greet you with a smile and made you feel welcomed. The city of Flowery Branch won’t be the same without her. My condolences and prayers go out to her family and friends.
Maureen Weil 2019-11-21 20:09:10
My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to the family. Karen was an amazing, loving, caring and giving person. She had a huge heart always thinking of others and giving to those who needed the help. May she rest in peace! She will be missed
April Greenway 2019-11-21 20:20:41
I am so sorry for the loss! I will miss her very much!
Joel and Missy Brooks 2019-11-22 05:17:04
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this heartfelt time. Karen was and always will be an inspiration to the community.
Colleen Austin Daniel 2019-11-22 08:01:24
Lisa and family it is with great sadness I'm sending love and hoping your feelings of Sorrow will soon be replaced with memories of joy. Heaven has surely gained another angel. She was one of my besties in special chorus in high school years. Rest in peace sweet and beautiful Karen🙏
AnnaMarie Coopersmith 2019-11-22 09:45:06
Artie, Marissa, Robert , Jessica and family Karen led such a great example of living life the right way, family first. Cherish the Memories, let them fill your heart and help you through this difficult time. Karen will forever be in my heart ❤️
Patti Rogers Frank 2019-11-22 10:49:58
Dear Artie, Marissa, Robert, Jessica and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Karen was an Angel on earth. She was loving, kind, compassionate, generous and had a strong faith. She loved you all so much. She will now be your heavenly Angel.
Margie & Tom Balbert 2019-11-22 11:27:01
Karen, you were one of a kind and our world is a little darker without you in it.
George vorees 2019-11-22 12:15:31
Artie and family, Although our hearts are entrenched in sorrow for the earthly loss of beloved Karen, let us rest in solace knowing that eternal peace and bliss is Karen ‘s reward for her living devotion to family and friends. Until we meet again, peace to all.
Stephan deblasio 2019-11-22 12:22:22
Artie and family, Sorry to hear the news, am praying for peace in all your hearts.
Laurie Smith 2019-11-22 12:26:00
Artie, Robert, Marissa and family, I cannot find the words to express my sadness for your loss. Karen was such a special person to everyone. She was the epitome of giving without needing to receive. Just as many others passages I've read, I too was a recipient of her love and generosity of time and talent. This angel led my family to our church home, was the Godmother of one of my children, girl scout leader to them as well and got me hired at her company. Her giving and support was endless. I'm secure in the knowledge that she is with our Lord and will always be present with you all. May you see her in your dreams until you see her again in Heaven. Much love to you all and I wish you all the comfort you need to get you through.
Dennis 2019-11-22 16:20:39
I was fortunate to take Karen on her first and, I believe, only trip to Haiti. As one would expect with Karen it had a profound impact on her. On behalf of the St Monica’s Haiti Twinning group, thank you Karen and Artie for your love and support. We love you both very much.
Melody and Greg Saunders 2019-11-22 18:05:59
Artie and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Karen was a wonderful and sweet lady. She was kind and brought a smile to everyone she spoke to. She will be truly missed.
Helen Sigur 2019-11-22 20:49:22
Artie, I'm heartbroken and so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. She was so supportive and encouraging when I had cancer, and I'll never forget her kindness, joy and beautiful spirit. Please know that she, you, your whole family and all who loved her are in my prayers. May the angels lead her into paradise!
Captain Quin 2019-11-23 20:36:06
I’m sorry to hear of this tragedy. I guess we’re destine reach our final destination according to God’s Plan. We can all hope to meet again in Paradise where all illness, and pain will no longer exist.
Debbie Corley Klingler 2019-11-24 10:06:05
So very sad, when you realize just how much time you allow to pass saying “Lets get together again soon” and realize “soon” is no longer an option 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢 Few words can embrace who you are, how you love, your loyality and your very unique, non duplicated SPARK AND SPUNK❣️ My thoughts, tears and prayers are with your surving family and friends, as a presence as unique as yours, will be heard quite loudly through the still and silence 💔🙏
Maggie and Chuck Shane 2019-11-26 08:51:47
To all the family, we will miss seeing Karen. There was never a time that I saw her that I wished I could spend more time with her because she always made me laugh. I so enjoyed her company and always felt her kindness and love. She will be greatly missed by us all. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Emma Hernandez 2019-11-27 19:21:31
To the family, so sad for your loss. She was the best boss I could ask for. God gained a beautiful angel! Love and peace goes out to all of y’all!
Douglas & Susan Hoyt 2019-11-30 16:31:46
Artie and Family, Saddened to learn of the passing of Karen, I know this will be a void in your lives. You are in my thoughts.
Damon Woodson 2019-12-02 22:20:10
Artie, I hope God can grant you comfort at this time. My condolences
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