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Willie E. Knight


Sunrise: September 2, 1922

Sunset: April 8, 2021

Willie Elois Knight passed away on April 8, 2021 surrounded by her family at home. She was born on September 2, 1922 to the late George and Willie Dildy Knight in Portsmouth, VA. She was a 1940 graduate of I.C. Norcom High School. After attending the nursing program, she worked at Portsmouth General Hospital as a Practical Nurse. Willie was always pleasant and a kind person to be around. She was a member of the Churchland congregation Jehovah’s Witnesses and participated in the bible education work. She was predeceased by her parents; son, Wilbur “Stack” Knight; grandson, Brian Knight and great great granddaughter, Juliana Allmond.  She leaves to cherish her memories her daughters, Sheila Deberry (Paul), Pamela Brown (Mack), Wanda Taylor (Yusuf); great niece, Gloria Taylor; daughter-in-law, Betty Knight; nine grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren, nieces nephews and host of friends.

Viewing Thursday, April 15, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Virtual Service: Friday, April 16, 2021 10:00am Zoom: 81529477380 Passcode: 055826 Graveside Service Friday, April 16, 2021 3:00pm Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 3920 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23321 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Marie Davis says

    So sorry for the loss of our dear sister, may the family draw comfort from Jehovah at this time of your loss,and put faith in the resurrection hope. It’s just around the corner.

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    Barbara Cross Jones says

    To Sheila, Pam, Wanda and the Knight Family,
    Your Memorial to your Mom was beautiful and touching. I know the pain you feel and I will keep all of you in my prayers. Isn’t wonderful to know that Jehovah and Jesus Christ were her friends and she is in their memory. Soon she and all our Sister and Brothers who are now asleep will wake and our hope is to be there to greet them. It was good to see you again. Treasure your memories and the little things that bring her to mind.
    Agape Love,
    Sister Barbara CrossJones

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