Florence Knight

Sunrise: September 29, 1938

Sunset: January 15, 2023

On January 15, 2023, Florence Knight passed away at the age of 84. She was born on September 29, 1938, to the late Naomi Bethea Hardy and Robert Barron Sr., in Elm City, North Carolina.

Florence grew up in Plainfield New Jersey and was educated in the Plainfield School System. After high school she earned a license for Cosmetology and worked in the field at the beginning of her career. She was a hardworking, self-motivated woman, who worked 2 jobs at a time for many years during her life. She branched out her career to work for Runnells Hospital, Burroughs, and Fedders Corporation where she eventually retired.

Florence was also a fashionista who loved jewelry, she was the original “queen of bling,” and you could always count at least 8 pieces of Jewelry on her. Her favorite pleasures in life were growing flowers, shopping, and traveling. In the early 1990s, she moved to Virginia Beach and lived there for about 15 years, she eventually moved to Riverdale GA in 2009.

During her life she seized the opportunity to travel which included a European trip to London England and Paris France, but her favorite international destination was the Island of Jamaica. She had a passion for the Island nation and the people who lived there, she visited a countless number of times.

That passion for Jamaica was topped by her love for Willie Knight, where she traveled to almost every state in the USA as the Co-pilot, with the Love of her Life.

Three sons survive Florence: Shelton Barron, Ernest Barron, Stephen Sinclair, and a daughter Penny Knight. Three grandchildren; Raheem Barron, Dominique Barron, and Danielle Barron. Three brothers; Tommy Lee Barron, Toney Barron (Grace), William Barron (Ellie). Florence also leaves behind to cherish her memory, nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends.

Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her late husband Willie Knight, a sister Sandy Lee, and four brothers: Drayton Barron, Walter “Tee” Bethea, Robert Barron and Glenn Barron.

Viewing Saturday, January 28, 2023 11:00am-2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service COME IN PERSON OR SERVICE LIVE ONLIBE Saturday, January 28, 2023 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel

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    Dear Beloved Family,
    My deepest sympathy and prayers are extended to the family and friends of my long-time friend, Florence. May all our sadness soon turn to precious memories of the beautiful things in her life!!!
    Love you all.

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    Rachel B says

    To the Barron and Knight Family I a so sorry for your loss. Wishing you comfort, peace and love at this difficult time. I truly adored Florence. She was a remarkable woman and she will be deeply missed.
    🙏🏽❤️ Rachel

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    Lazelle Bailey says

    My deepest heartfelt sympathy to the Barron and Knight family. Prayers of comfort to you all in this time of grievance and beyond. Rest in peace Mrs Florence Knight

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    Beverly Guest says

    Florence was one of my dearest friends I will miss her but memories last forever Beverly Guest

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