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Barbara Knight

November 12, 1928 — October 10, 2022

With heavy hearts we must say our final goodbyes to Barbara Jean Knight “Mimi”, who passed on Monday, October 10, 2022, after 93 years and 11 months. She was born on November 12, 1928, in Meridian, Mississippi, to the late Ernest Brown and Maudie Elizabeth Brown (Crabtree). She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Knight; her son, Jack A. Knight; and her great-grandchild, Bryce Ferguson.

She was an extraordinary mother, a beloved grandmother, a great-grandmother as well as a great-great-grandma, whom of which instilled values, morals, and grit into multiple generations of our family throughout the years we spent with her. Her love is forever, but her spirit will be missed. Mimi was the Matriarchal Rock of the Family, the go-to, fix all, she could mend hearts or hurt feelings with unbiased opinions- but she was always “real” and leaves a legacy of strong willed, opinionated, and rock-solid bloodline that will honor her memory to the end of time. For this our family offers thanks to her for everything she did for each one of us, and thanks to God for allowing her to touch us in this way and have this time with her. Goodbye to our Matriarch, Our Momma, Our Mimi…

Barbara was a longtime night manager at Harrison’s Supermarket in Dinwiddie County, Virginia.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Nugent and husband, Kenny; son, Donald Knight; grandchildren, Joshua Curtis and wife, Tiffany, Shannon Hollowell and husband, Thomas, Amy Lockhart, and Sabrina Curtis; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Tyler, Andrew, Destiny and husband, Blake, Jachai and wife, Marissa, Makala, Melody, Ian, Isabella, Austin, Sam, and Makayla Jean; great-great-grandchildren, Nevaeh, Neriah, Nalaya, Brantley, Leland, Aubrey, Cambri, and Caydon; very special and beloved friend, Pauline Clay; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at the Crater Road Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 3935 S. Crater Road Petersburg, Virginia 23805. Interment will follow the visitation in Southlawn Memorial Park, 1911 Birdsong Road S. Prince George, Virginia 23805.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

11:00am - 12:30pm (Eastern time)

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3935 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805

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