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Kari Dillon (Mackey)

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  • Kari Dillon (Mackey)

A memorial service for Kari Anna Dillon (Mackey), 55, of Canton, will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at First Baptist Church in Canton with Pastor Mike Roberson officiating. A private family inurnment will be in Haven of Memories.

Kari went to be with Jesus on Jan. 6, 2022, in Tyler. She was born Jan. 5, 1967, in Worthington, Minnesota, to Robert and Betty (Hartman) Dillon and grew up in Slayton, Minnesota.

Kari spent her life selflessly giving, sharing and encouraging others. As a single mom, she devoted herself to her children and her studies. With a true ‘nurse’s heart’, she became an RN. Over the years she worked in hospital and home health settings and most recently as a Service Coordinator for UHC. Kari’s focus was on faith and family. She adored her granddaughters, spending as much time as possible with them. In the past few years, she challenged herself to improve her health. Through exercise and workout, she met and encouraged many with her ‘can do’ attitude. Kari loved to laugh and dance. If you knew Kari, you loved Kari.

While facing health issues, she adopted the motto, “Faith over Fear!”. Her prayer was that God would shine through her always - and it did – every step of the way as she faced each challenge. Kari fought a good fight and is now in the arms of Jesus, pain free and dancing joyfully before the Lord! God used her life to draw others to a closer relationship with Him. She made her mark on the lives God put in her path – His light always shining through her. By example, she inspired others by living her motto: FAITH OVER FEAR!

Kari is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Betty Dillon and her brother-in-law, Joe Bob Johnson.

Kari is survived by her son, Nicholas and June Dillon of Canton; son, Nathaniel Dillon of Maine; sister, Kathleen and Glenn Aguilar of Granbury; brother, Kevin and Catherine Dillon of Lake City, Minnesota; two grandchildren, Skyla Marie Dillon and Sarah Mae Dillon; nephew, Derek and Katherine Beyer and nieces, Gabrielle Dillon and Corissa Dillon.