Mary Lea <I>Moore</I> Knight

Mary Lea Moore Knight

McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 7 Jan 2015 (aged 90)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Dayton, Liberty County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 141088162 · View Source
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Mary Lea Moore Knight, 90, of Dayton passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 7, 2015 in Houston where she had lived for the past few years. She was born March 27, 1924 in McAlester, Oklahoma to parents Wiley Letcher Moore and Annie Lea Rose Moore. Mrs. Knight was a lifelong resident of Dayton where she graduated from Dayton High School in 1941. She continued her education at Texas Woman’s University. She married Joe Audway Knight, Sr. in 1950 and together they raised their family in Dayton. Mary Lea was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church, Stitch and Chatter Club and the Lakata Club. She lived her life taking care of her family and passing on important life lessons which included that good things in life come as a result of a loving family and a wonderful group of friends whom she also considered her family. Memorial service for Mrs. Knight will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Dayton. Private burial will be at Magnolia Park Cemetery. Mary Lea was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 58 years, Joe A. Knight, Sr. and her brother, Jesse L. Moore. She leaves behind both of her sons, Joe A. Knight, Jr. with Patricia Jones of Houston, and Jay Knight and wife Jan of Dayton; her two grandchildren, Jesse Knight of Onalaska, Jenna Knight Woolsey and husband Chase of Mont Belvieu; her great grandson, Tyler H. Gilley and her sister, Coleen Moore Reid of California; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends. Memorials can be made in Mary Lea’s name to the charity of one’s choice.

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