Karla L. Eastland
FUNERAL HOME
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue
Gary, IN
Karla L. Eastland age 53 passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Karla Graduated from Roosevelt High School class of 1985. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana. Karla was employed by the Gary Housing Authority for many years prior to retirement due to her illness. Preceded in death by her parents Donald L. Banks and LaVergne H. Cole. She leaves to cherish her memories loving son and daughter Kaleb Eastland and Kayla Eastland both of Gary, Indiana and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation Friday, November 20, 2020 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. with funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m. all services at the Guy & Allen Chapel 2959 West 11th Avenue. Pastor Anthony Owens Sr. officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.


Published by Post-Tribune on Nov. 18, 2020.
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Karla was a beautiful, spirited person. I remember her soft spoken voice and a smile that lit up the room. My heart goes out to her children. She is at peace and with her Heavenly father. God bless.
Mary Jones
Coworker
November 25, 2020
Kaleb and Kayla,
My God comfort you during this most difficult time.
Karla was my first cousin, she was part of the Grant family 'Fab Five' meaning the first set of grandchildren. The 'Fab Five' consisted of; Angie, Tracye, Karla, Albert (Squirt) and Shanita. That was us! Went down the same path for education and always shared love and laughs with each other. A bond that has and will NEVER be broken. I love Karla and miss her dearly. She always had a smile and would tell me I am crazy for making her laugh. Her spirit and strength will continue to live on for the both of you. Always know someone is praying for you. Rest in Heaven my dear cousin.
Love Always, Angie
Angela Grant 'Angie'
Family
November 21, 2020
My Dear Cousin I Love You Always. May God Keep You In His Arms. So Many Memories. So Many Laughs. Yet So Little Time To Say I LOVE YOU. REST IN PEACE. Squirt.
Albert Grant
Family
November 20, 2020
Karla was one of my best friends, from elementary school until now.
My condolences and love to the Banks and Grant families.
Sharon Polk
Friend
November 20, 2020
To the Eastland and Grant Families,

Sending my heartfelt condolences and praying that God will comfort you during this time of bereavement.
Minietta E Nelson
Friend
November 20, 2020
Blessings to the Family! You will be missed so much! Much love and admiration since the 'Velt....From Vincent and Barbara Goods
Vincent
Friend
November 19, 2020
My sincerest Condolences to Eastland, Banks, Grant Families. I pray God's Strength & Love covers you all during this difficult time. Karla & I worked GHA as a sisterhood. She was a light to me & all around this woman of God. I'm choked up for words, but am consoled to know she no longer in pain and in Heaven with the Father smiling on her kids, me & US ALL.
God Bless Forever, Henderson Family
Yvonne Henderson
Friend
November 19, 2020
Yvonne Henderson
November 19, 2020
To the Banks, Grant and Eastland families, We are sorry to hear about Karla. We will continue praying for God to comfort you in all you are going through. We will forever remember her as a woman of God and our friend.
Susie Wren
Friend
November 19, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Juanita (Drake) Clayborne
Classmate
November 19, 2020
May Karla rest in Heavenly peace. From the Cross family.
Ken Cross
Friend
November 19, 2020
Karla was one of the first friendly faces I met when I moved to Gary from Georgia. She was such a warm, loving person, great mother and a wonderful friend. I extend my deepest sympathy and pray God’s comfort & peace to the family of Karla Eastland. Rest in Heavenly Peace my friend.
Mrs. Freder Lockett
Friend
November 18, 2020
Greta Heard and family is extending their heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the family of Karla Eastland.
Greta Heard
Friend
November 18, 2020
Charlettye Foster
November 18, 2020
Karla is my first cousin. She was always so poised, sweet, smart and had her life all lined up. She was the trailblazer for us, "Banks" grandchildren. She was the example for us, of the right way to do things. I admire her, I love her and will miss her---my big cousin Karla. Love, Cousin Sheila
Sheila
Family
November 18, 2020
Kaleb and Karla you both are in my thoughts and prayers! May God continue wrap His loving arms of peace, strength, comfort and understanding around now and days to come! Ms Porshia Campbell from Spirit of God Accelerated Education
Porshia Campbell
November 18, 2020
Prayers of comfort and condolences for the family. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. I am one of Karla’s RHS classmates and I will always remember how genuinely sweet Karla was all of the time. May the good Lord rest her soul in heavenly peace.
Barbara Griffin-White
Friend
November 18, 2020
Rest in heavenly peace sweet angel. My heartfelt condolences to the Grant, Banks, and Eastland families. My niece was a beautiful person. I am going to miss her smiles.
Shirley Grant
Family
November 18, 2020
May our dear niece rest in peace.
We know your loss is deep and your sorrow is great but we want you to know, that we all share in your sorrow, but more importantly we recognize that this loss is heaven's gain.
Words cannot express our heartfelt condolences at this time in your lives. Our dear Karla will forever be a part of our lives. Fond memories will make you smile and fill that void.
Love,
Uncle Albert & Auntie Jay
The Grady, Grant & Reed FAMILY
Continued Blessings
Albert & Janis Grant
Family
November 18, 2020
Always kind ,beautiful spirit,I believe i did her hair on this photo,RIP,Karla,Beautiful soul!
Classmate
Classmate
November 18, 2020
God bless your family my friend. Condolences and prayers to you.
Mack Swift
Friend
November 18, 2020
Karla was always a very nice and kind person whenever you had a chance to talk to her. A honorable member of Roosevelt Class of 1985 and I salute her, prayers to family and friends. Grateful she was a friend of mine.
Leonard Mathews
Classmate
November 18, 2020
To the entire family: Words fail to express my sorrow for the loss of Karla. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Shirelle M. Chew
Friend
November 18, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Richard Crook
November 18, 2020
Karla so many bless memories I have and two wonderful children you left me with. God knew us from the beginning . God’s spirit and my love will be with us forever
Pastor Willie Eastland
Family
November 18, 2020
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