Elizabeth Knight

Published 6:05 pm Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Ms. Elizabeth Knight, 73, of Boston, Mass., formerly of Atmore, fell asleep in the arms of Jesus on March 16, 2019, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

A native of Monroe County (Burnt Corn), Ms. Knight was reared in Atmore and was a graduate of Escambia County Training School.

In 1983, she relocated to Boston, where she worked for over 20 years with Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority as a bus operator. She was a member of the 589 Carmen Union.

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She was a wonderful and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She also was a seamstress, beautician and chef.

Those whom she join in that heavenly mansion are her husband, Virgil Knight; her parents, Willie George and Mattie Bell Dailey; two sisters, Verna Dailey and Barbara Dailey; and four brothers, Willie James Dailey, George Dailey, Johnny Dailey and Donald Dailey.

Those left to cherish memories of her beautiful life are six daughters, Angela (Terry) McDaniel of Snellville, Ga., Lisa (Gerby) Pierre, Maria (Richard) Sutton, Valerie (Rahsaan) Shaheems, Gabrayel (Moustaphat) Tassy and Wendy (Kensly) Davis, all of Boston; two sons, Alfonso (Carmena) Knight and James (Melissa) Knight, both of Boston; 33 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret Dailey and Celestine Dailey, both of Atmore, and Diane Mitchell of Pascagoula, Miss.; two brothers, Theodore (Joyce) Dailey of Boston and Mack Dailey of Moss Point, Miss.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.

A funeral service will be held this Sat., April 6, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Empowerment Tabernacle Christian Center, 309 Peachtree Street, Atmore, with Bishop Darryl North, host pastor and the Rev. Freddie D. Banks, eulogist. Inhumation will be in Fairview Cemetery. Public viewing will be held this Friday from 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Her body will lie in repose at the church for one hour prior to the funeral service with Turner Funeral Chapel directing.