Doris Burbage Brooks Karnowski

May 4, 1931 - October 20, 2019
Doris Burbage Brooks Karnowski

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Doris Burbage Brooks Karnowski age 88 a resident of Carteret County and formerly of Washington, NC died Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport, NC.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, October 24. 2019 at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington.
Mrs. Karnowski was born in the Sidney Community of Beaufort County on May 4, 1931. She was the daughter of the Rufus G. Burbage and Pearlie Daw Burbage. Mrs. Karnowski graduated from John A. Wilkinson High School in Belhaven in 1949. She was a banking representative with Bank of America, retiring with 22 years of service.Mrs. Karnowski was a member of the First Baptist Church, WMU groups, Ruth Sunday School Class, American Legion #14, DAV Auxiliary #48, NARFE 804 and the Red Hat Honeys of the Red Hat Society. Doris married Braxton E. Brooks, Sr. who passed away December 1988. Later she married Edwin Karnowski, who passed in August 2013.
She is survived by a son: Braxton E. Brooks, Jr. and wife Marion of Newport, NC; a daughter: Brenda B. Ingram of Newport, NC; a sister: Betsy B. Campbell of Yeatesville, NC; a sister-n-law: Linda Burbage of Yeatesville, NC; a dear friend and sister-n-law: Bernice B. Cannon of Yeatesville, NC; five grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and spouses Mrs Karnowski was preceded in death by her brothers, Rufus G. Burbage, Jr., R. David Burbage, James T. Burbage, a daughter: Patricia B. Clark, a son: Terry W. Brooks and grandson: Lee Burrow.
Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church of Washington, NC or a charity of one’s choice.
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Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Karnowski family.

Graveside Service

Thursday, October 24, 2019
11:00 AM

Oakdale Cemetery

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  • October 20, 2019
    Aleasha Hilfiger says:
    My beautiful friend you are in a better place now and will be missed but never forgotten.

  • October 21, 2019
    Joshua Ingram says:
    I love you Grandmama! See you in Heaven!

  • October 21, 2019
    Dorcas and Jimmy Oakley says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time

  • October 23, 2019
    Tina Jordan says:
    Keeping all of the family in my thoughts and prayers. I got to know Doris many years ago through banking. Then later on in the medical field. She was such a pleasure to be around and will be missed by all.

  • October 26, 2019
    Teresa & Danny Smith says:
    Thoughts and prayers for all her family. I have great memories of her from the bank for so many years. Know she was a fabulous mother and friend who will certainly be missed. God bless.