Name: Karen M. Biggs

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 9, 2008

Age: 47

Occupation and title: Consulate Health Care of Windsor. I’m a certified nursing assistant.

Spouse’s name: Samuel Bernard Biggs

Children’s names and ages: Reneisha K. Deberry, 25, and Quincy L. Biggs, 29

Church affiliation: I am a Baptist. First Baptist, Ansonville, N.C.

What’s the best part of your day? Spending time with my husband

If you could select another profession, what would you do? I am working on being a registered nurse.

Why do you choose to live in Franklin/Southampton/Isle of Wight County? This is my husband’s home and I needed to get away from my hometown. I like Franklin a lot.

If you had two weeks’ vacation and money were no object, how would you spend your time? On a beach with my husband.

Favorite foods: Chicken, steak and vegetables

Favorite weekend destination: In church with my husband

Favorite college sports team: Tar Heels

Favorite pro sports team: Carolina Panthers

Favorite colors: Black and blue

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned, and who taught you? Treat people like you want to be treated. My parents and my grandmother Irene.

Favorite Bible verse: Psalm 27

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life? Becoming a CNA to help somebody that can’t help themselves.

Which local charitable or non-profit organization do you wish more people would support? United Way, and Boys and Girls Club

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know. I love the way my life turned out to be and having my husband in it.

What’s your hobby? Cooking

If you could re-live one day of your life, which would it be and why? Having my parents and my grandmother here with me. They taught me how to treat people.

What gives you the blues? Getting up, going to my job.

What’s the most Southern thing you’ve ever done? Learning to cook different kinds of food.

What’s your best childhood memory? Sitting in my father’s lap while he told me stories of his life.

Tell us one true thing. God is real.

What frightens you most? Snakes and spiders

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why? Raleigh, N.C., to be close to my daughter and son-in-law

Who’s your favorite ex-president? Bill Clinton

If you could pass or change one law, what would it be? Better health care for everybody

What last brought tears to your eyes? The passing of my mother

If you could invite three guests - living or dead, from anytime in history - to dinner, who would they be? My parents, my grandmother and my husband

What kind of music do you like, and who’s your favorite performer? Gospel — The Gospel Keynotes

Tell us about a good movie you’ve seen lately and why you liked it. Dirty Laundry. I liked it because Loretta Divine is a great actress.

Who’s a famous athlete or entertainer you admire? Denzel Washington

What’s the last book you read? “The Secret Power of Speaking God’s Word” by Joyce Meyer

To whom are you grateful and why? My father — he was a caring person and he also told me to depend on God and put my trust in God.