Roosevelt Knight was born April 16, 1940, to Lee Dale Lymon and Lillie Bell Howard in Wilcox County.
He later moved with his family to Walnut Hill, Fla., where he attended Earnest Ward High School. He was a long time member of New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Walnut Hill.
Reaching adulthood, Roosevelt decided to make Detroit, Mich. his residence for many years. He was gainfully employed with Nicholson and Son and Uhaul of Detroit for many years.
Roosevelt transitioned from time to eternity on June 16, 2019, (Father’s Day).
He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Dale Lymon; sister, Joann Kennedy; and grandmother, Lena Mae Redmond.
Those who will forever cherish the memories of Roosevelt include a spouse, Kimberly Williams of Detroit; one son, Ramon Williams of Detroit; a loving and caring mother, Lillie Bell Howard of Walnut Hill; siblings, Lorenzo Knight and Jimmy Earl Knight both of Walnut Hill, Florida and Sammie Lee Howard of Pensacola, Fla.; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held June 29, 2019 at the House of Prayer Church of God in Christ, Walnut Hill. Pastor Danny Fountain was host pastor and officiant, and Bishop Darryl North was eulogist.
Mayberry Funeral Home of Atmore directed. Internment was at New Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.