Barbara Knight

Alton | Thursday, May 19 2022 |

Barbara Ann Knight began her earthly journey on Friday, July 21, 1950, born to the union of Robert L. and Dorothy L. (Shaw) Knight. She graduated from Marquette High School. She worked at Alton Memorial Hospital Cafeteria until her retirement.  Raised with a strong faith she continued to show her love for the Lord with all her heart. Coming from a large family on both sides of her parents, she was always surrounded by family and love. 

Barb never met a stranger and she always had an open door for anyone in need. Known as the “Neighborhood Mom”, she was dedicated to her family and friends.  She loved to cook for her family.  She was a member of Bread of Life Fellowship Church and she loved going to church and saying, “Thank you, JESUS” and praising God.  She loved to play softball, watch her basketball on TV and just relax in her favorite chair.  She loved going outside and playing with her grandchildren and enjoyed sewing. 

Barb was a sweet and pure soul, family was everything to her, she raised three beautiful children and assisted with her grandchildren, and gave so much of her time to helping so many, and she showed so much respect to others including her family and friends. Barb leaves to celebrate her Legacy, Daughters; Shauntel Knight and Otisha Knight and son; Toby Knight. Grandchildren; Montinez Knight, Jacquayla (Tyrone Sr.) Buchanan, Zhantalle Stiff, Toby Knight, Jr., Treyvon Knight, Marquan Knight, Jaquan Knight, Xavier Peoples, Malayzia Yates, and Jewell Yates. Great-Grandchildren; Kamden Woods, Tyrone Buchanan, Jr. Aubriel Knight, Jaxyn Buchanan, and Jayden Buchanan Siblings; Michael Knight, Bowling Green, MO,  Angela Knight, Marcia Knight,  Eugenia (Kenney) Knight-Matlock, Monica Knight, and Darla Knight all from Alton, IL.  Nieces, Nephews, and a host of Cousins and friends. 

Surrounded by family she left this earthly journey, Thursday, May 19, 2022. She is preceded in death by her parents, Grandparents, William and Clara (Howard) Shaw, Sr, Lacy Knight, and Celeste Knight-Tyson, and Brothers; John H. Knight, Anthony (Tony) Knight, Courtney Bronson Knight,  grandson, Ja’Quann Knight-Stiff and great-nephew Jaylen Edwards.

Obit Provided By:
Harrison Funeral Chapel

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