Biography: Celebrating the life of a Legend. The Late Great Margaret Lee Knight.
Margaret Lee Knight was born on July 2, 1940 in Windsor, North Carolina to parents Dallas Bond Spivey and JoElla Gilliam Spivey. Dallas and JoElla were married and had nine children; five girls and four boys. Margaret was the oldest of them all.
When Margaret turned eighteen she would leave North Carolina and head to the Big Apple to establish her independence. There, Margaret would find love and marry Joseph Knight, Jr. in Holy Matrimony. Unfortunately, Margaret would become a widow, but several years later, she found love again and remarried Samuel Earl Knight Sr. Between her two late husbands, Margaret gave birth to eight wonderful children who she raised with the best of her good intentions, with her beliefs, values and principles.
Margaret engaged in life’s pleasures. She enjoyed life. She took trips down south to spend time with her siblings. Beneath Margaret’s imperfections, she took solace in the Lord God. And she turned to GOD to help her raise her kids. Margaret would teach her kids to trust in the Lord with thy heart, soul and mind. She instilled in her kids that through Christ, all things are possible.
Margaret’s outlook on life was inspiring and because of her loving spirit, she touched so many hearts. Margaret was a mother who believed in love. “Love thy neighbor as thy love thyself.” My mother’s mantra was “Believe in God with all your heart. Have love in your heart for your fellow man.” That’s life’s purpose.
Margaret was preceded in death by: her mother and father: JoElla Gilliam and Dallas Bond Spivey; her husband’s Joseph Knight Jr. and Samuel Earl Knight Sr.; her son Joseph Knight III and daughter Chenice Knight; her brother Willie Bond Spivey; her sisters Ella Louise and Fannie Spivey; and her sister whom Margaret lost just months ago the late Jacqueline Francis Askew.
Margaret leaves to mourn: her loving siblings, their wives’ and families; her loving sons and daughters and her twenty-eight grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and Brenda Hart, Linda Knight, Angel Knight Spates, David Knight, Samuel E. Knight, Jr. and Marilyn Knight Richardson.