Mary Knighton

Mary Knighton

Monday, June 7th, 1943 Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

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Obituary for Mary Ellen Knighton

Mary Ellen Knighton was born on June 7, 1943 in Lumpkin, Georgia to the late Allen Knighton and Estella Beall Freeman. She attended the Public Schools of Stewart County Georgia. At an early age, Mary was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Lumpkin, Georgia.

Upon living in Cincinnati, Ohio for many years, she moved to Jacksonville, Florida which became her home and joined West Union Baptist Church in which she served on the Usher Board and was very active in the community until her health started to slowly decline.

Mary departed this life Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Baptist Medical Center Downtown. She was preceded in death by her father, Allen Knighton; mother, Estella Beall Freeman; brothers, Sammie Lee Beall, James A. Knighton and Willie C. Beall; and sister, Rosia Mae Beall.

Mary leaves to cherish her memory: brother, Coleman Beall, Sr.(Cincinnati, OH); sister, Jessie Beall Hall (Richard) (Lumpkin, GA); sister-in-laws, Jestine Beall (Jacksonville, FL); Dr. Rosia Knighton (Tifton, GA); a very special niece/daughter, T’Nessa Beall (Cincinnati, OH); goddaughter, Monica (James) (Jacksonville, FL); godchildren, Tierra, Deon and Jayden (Jacksonville, FL); very special and devoted cousin, daughter and son, Vanassa (Lorraine) and Barry Sims (Jacksonville, FL); caregiver, Michelle Gross; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mary Ellen Knighton passed away Wednesday, July 17th, 2019. Arrangements in Care of: Funerals by T.S. Warden, 904-765-1234

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 26th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Funerals By T. S. Warden
    4315 North Main Street
    Jacksonville, FL
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    Friday, July 26th, 2019
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    West Union Baptist Church
    1605 West Beaver Street
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    Saturday, July 27th, 2019
  • Interment

    Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery
    Address Not Available

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Coy Stanley

Our prayers and thoughts goes out to the family may you find comfort in God’s word always.
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With heartfelt condolences, Ms. Mary will remain in our hearts forever.
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Janice Hudson-Dugan

The love we shared with Mary remains an eternal and joyful presence. I knew her as a kind, loving individual , a friend and schoolmate. The love of God was always evident in Mary's actions and deeds. Rest in Peace Dear Mary!
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