In Loving

Kristen S. Konate

Nov. 16, 1968 – June 10, 2021

KRISTEN SCHROEDER KONATÉ, 52, of Richmond, VA, passed away June 10, 2021, at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital.

Kristen Konaté was born November 16, 1968, in Pennsylvania, to Kenneth and Eileen O’Donnell Schroeder.

Kristen Konaté has been a Career Artist for her entire life, studying at both Moore College of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA, and Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, where she received her degrees in the Fine Arts.

She was an accomplished Prototype Artist, a professional Portrait Artist and Painter on canvas, and a seamstress who restored and artistically designed antique dolls for collectors and therapy for the Autistic and elderly.  She created the most amazing reborn dolls which were all very unique and no one was ever the same.

Kristen Konaté founded Concept Artism, an art therapy program for children on the Autistic Spectrum.

As an activist, she was instrumental in continuing the fight against racism and social inequalities.

Kristen Konaté is survived by her loving family; husband, Oumar Konaté; son, Souleymane H. Konaté; and daughter, Ireland R. Konaté; father and mother, Kenneth and Eileen Schroeder of Richmond, VA; sister, Erin Schroeder; niece, Gabriella; aunts, uncles, and cousins; and sisterly long time friend Jennifer Night Bird Miller.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Private burial arrangements are with Affinity Funeral Service.  A celebration of life to be announced at a later date