Mabel Louise Knight age 99 of Aulander died Saturday, December 17, 2011 at Guardian Care Nursing Home in Ahoskie. She was born March 31, 1912 in Hertford County to the late Luther Knight and Susie Baugham Knight.
She was a retired farmer. At the age of 10 the Knight family bought the family farm where Miss Mabel help tend for 60 plus years and also raised hogs for a living. After selling the family farm she continued to have a garden until 2010. She was a very hard worker, made all of her own clothing and loved the outdoors, nature, livestock and all animals.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Monday, December 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Garrett-Jones Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Aulander Cemetery. Rev. J.N. Baggett will officiate.
Left to cherish her memory is a niece Betty Lou Carter and her husband Paul of Franklin, VA., two very special close friends and caregivers Rev. John E. Byrum and Mary Hunt both of Aulander and special friends Bob Hunt, Jim Liverman and wife Eilen and Moella Taylor all from Aulander.
She was preceded in death by two sisters Leatha K. Johnson and Betty Sue Knight and a brother Lacy W. Knight.
The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie. Memorial donations may be made to the Mabel Knight Memorial Fund, C/O Garrett-Jones Funeral Home. P.O. Box 908, Ahoskie,NC, 27910.
Friends and family may send online condolences to www.garrettjonesfh.com
Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie is serving the Knight family.
I am sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Mabel. She was a very sweet and kind lady. I remember when I needed a long black skirt for chorus, she took my material, measured me, and made my skirt without a pattern. She was always eager to help. She was a wonderful kind person. My prayers are with the family and those who cared for her.