With a spirit as vibrant as the delicacies she whipped up, Karen Nnamani, born November 1, 1959, was a beacon of love and joy for everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. A loving sister, a loyal family member, and a spirited cook, Karen's life was a testament of her faith and strength in prayer. Her favorite quote was, "You don't know my God". She lived her life as an embodiment of this mantra. Karen's love for her family was evident in every interaction, every shared meal, and every moment she spent with them. Her loyalty was unwavering, her quick wit, and her spirit, infectious.\n\nKaren, a long-time resident of Silver Spring, Maryland, was renowned for her culinary skills, which she used to nurture, celebrate, and comfort those around her. Her spirit in the kitchen was as fiery as her personality, and her knack for creating delicious cakes was a testament to her creativity and passion. Karen, with her vibrant personality and zest for life, was a magnet for happiness. She had an innate ability to make people feel special and loved, and her presence was a source of comfort and joy. Her laughter was contagious, her stories captivating, and her love for her family, profound.\n\nKaren was preceeded in death by her parents Tom W. Roberts, Frances Roberts-Henderson, her maternal grandparents Bishop Rosslamar, and Rachel Halstead, and her beloved pets Tacoma and Georgetown.\nKaren is survived by her loving siblings Thomas Lee (Theresa) Cheryl Roberts, Valarie Roberts, Norma Bryant (Anthony) Keith Roberts, Alejandro Roberts (Keneisha), Ali Salaam. She had a host of nieces and nephews (Ashley Moore, Chelsey Bryant, LeUndra Lee, Kreseanda Henderson, Alexia, Alejandro, Alijah, Alec, Alel, and Axel Roberts, and Tahjai Jordan. Kay had 8 great nieces, a God sister Toni Lee Cummings, her beloved pet Annapolis and a host of cousins and devoted friends, who were her confidants, her support system, and above all, her greatest cheerleaders. Karen's memory will continue to live on in the hearts of those she touched, in the laughter that filled her home, and in the delicious dishes that brought everyone together.\n\nWe invite those who knew Karen to commemorate her life by sharing their favorite stories, memories, and pictures on her memorial page. These tributes will serve as a reminder of Karen's enduring love, her infectious spirit, and the joy she brought into our lives. Let us celebrate Karen Nnamani, a woman who truly understood and lived the essence of love and life.