Family Login:


Share This Obituary
Send Flowers
 Local Florists


Memories & Candles

“Happy belated birthday beautiful, wish Willie a belated one too. ”
1 of 70 | Posted by: Charlotte Jacobs - East Point, GA

“Happy Birthday Bookey! ”
2 of 70 | Posted by: Clay Byrd Sr.

“Sylvia my friend my convondom it still hurt to this day I miss u everyday when it your bday or something remind me of u me and u have years of...Read More »
3 of 70 | Posted by: Sharon Jackson - Lawrenceville, GA

“Bookey, Its been 4 long years since God called you to rest, and not a day goes pass that I wish that you were still here! ”
4 of 70 | Posted by: Your Husband Clay - GA

“Happy birthday Sylvia! ”
5 of 70 | Posted by: Vivian Black - GA

“Happy belated birthday Whodat!! ”
6 of 70 | Posted by: Charlotte

“Happy belated birthday Mcknight!! I'm still missing u like crazy......... ”
7 of 70 | Posted by: Maria Signal - Lafayette, LA

“Happy belated birthday Bookey! ”
8 of 70 | Posted by: Byrd

“Still missing you, I think of you often. I know that you're up there cutting up ! ”
9 of 70 | Posted by: Charlotte Jacobs - East Point, GA

“Bookey, Its still seems so unreal that you are not here, missing you everyday, Rest in haven! ”
10 of 70 | Posted by: Your Husband Clay

“Think of you so often, I can still hear your voice " Honey". Miss you, but we'll clown around like we use to one day. Keep smiling Whodat. ”
11 of 70 | Posted by: Charlotte - East Point, GA

“Still missing you dearly, McKnight, Happy birthday ”
12 of 70 | Posted by: Maria

“It's amazing how time flies. But the sadness of missing you is still there. My mother in law birthday is the same as yours and she's in Jesus arms...Read More »
13 of 70 | Posted by: Doretha and Will Davis - conyers, GA

“"Happy Birthday" My friend! ”
14 of 70 | Posted by: Randy

“Happy Birthday Bookey, missing you! Love Clay ”
15 of 70 | Posted by: A friend

“Hey Bookey, Its been two years that you were called to rest, and everyday it seems like yersterday, miss you so much! Love always your husband Clay ”
16 of 70 | Posted by: Clay Byrd Sr.

“Hey Bookey, Sitting here at work listening to My God is Awesome - Charles Jenkins thinking of how much you loved this song. I know you are singing it...Read More »
17 of 70 | Posted by: A friend

“Hey Bookey, Happy Birthday Baby, It's so lonely without you, but I know that you are looking down with a smile. Miss you so very much! Love Clay ”
18 of 70 | Posted by: Clay Byrd - Snellville, GA

“Bookey, Its been one year today that you were called home, and not a mintue goes by that you are not in my thioughts! I know you are in God's arms...Read More »
19 of 70 | Posted by: Clay Byrd - GA

“Bookey, It has been a year since our time together ended, and not a day pass that you are not apart of my thoughts and heart. Love you always Clay ”
20 of 70 | Posted by: Clay Byrd

“Wow I worked with Sylvia at Wendy's in the 80's. I'm a 17 year Breast Cancer Survivor and she was a beautiful soul. RIP sylvia. :-( ”
21 of 70 | Posted by: Roylette Luckey - Chicago, IL

“Rest peacefully. ”
22 of 70 | Posted by: Angela Myles - Greensburg, LA

“It was my most greatest gift to have had our friendship... You will live on in my heart forever...I miss you so very much Mcknight!!You are walking...Read More »
23 of 70 | Posted by: Maria Signal - Norcross, GA

“I think of Sylvia each and every day. I can still hear her voice. RIP my friend for I know you are having a ball in Gods Kingdom. I know you are...Read More »
24 of 70 | Posted by: Charlotte Jacobs - East Point, GA

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.I...Read More »
25 of 70 | Posted by: Beverly and Wendelle Leslie - GA

“My deepest sympathy to the McKnight family.Sylvia was a beautiful person and she will truly be miss. ”
26 of 70 | Posted by: Jackie Glover (AJC) - Atlanta, GA

“To the entire McKnight Family. I express my deepest sympathy to all of you. My heart has been hurting every since I heard about the passing of Sylvia...Read More »
27 of 70 | Posted by: Tarji Carroll - Norcross, Georgia

“Iv'e only known Sylvia for about 4 years but in passing she will always smile and have such a pleasent attitude. She was one of the sweetest person I...Read More »
28 of 70 | Posted by: A friend

“I know that sylvia is in gods hand and is now doing work for him as one of his angels. Sylvia was a wonderful person to be around, always positive...Read More »
29 of 70 | Posted by: james wells - douglasvillr, GA

“We have laid my friend to rest; and I just wanted Mrs Sophia and the entire family to know that I truly know, after meeting,sharing,and eating with...Read More »
30 of 70 | Posted by: Randy Dingle - Lilburn, GA

“to my classmate Joann I am so sorry about your loss, but when you die knowing the Lord you are not loss, just resting and waiting for God's return....Read More »
31 of 70 | Posted by: Demetra Jackson - Greensburg, LA


32 of 70 | Posted by: Towander Francis - Kentwood, LA

“Your memories of your sister are yours to keep close to your heart for all time. I pray that God comfort you all. ”
33 of 70 | Posted by: Adrienne Fisher - Kansas City, MO

“I would like to send the family of MS. SYLVIA MCKNIGHT, my deepest sympathy. SYLVIA, will truly be missed. LOVE AND PRAYERS!!!!!! ”
34 of 70 | Posted by: Shannta Elder - Decatur, GA

“To the family, our condolences goes out to you and keep the faith. ”
35 of 70 | Posted by: Sammy & Katina Julius - Atlanta, GA

“To the McKnight family, My heart is so saddened over the loss of someone so dear. Sylvia was always a beautiful person inside, as well as outside. I...Read More »
36 of 70 | Posted by: Rhonda Hurst - Jonesboro, GA

“To the family with deepest sympathy.Sylvia was a very loved person, and I will always remember her smile, and she will be truly missed. ”
37 of 70 | Posted by: Vivian Black - Fayettville, GA

“Sylvia you will be missed so much,you were so beautiful outside and inside you are with GOD now and suffer no more my deepest Sympathy to your family...Read More »
38 of 70 | Posted by: Debra Witherow - ,Lithonia, GA

“I will miss you deeply.you were so beautiful outside as well as inside you are with GOD now and will suffer no more.my deepest sympathy to your...Read More »
39 of 70 | Posted by: Debra Witherow - Lithiona, GA

“To the Mcknight Family, with deepest sympathy. I will truly miss talking , laughing and catching up on old memories with sylvia. She was a dear...Read More »
40 of 70 | Posted by: Kim Coleman - Baton rouge, LA

“Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. I am thinking of you and praying for your family. ”
41 of 70 | Posted by: Tondra Gordon Fisher - LA

“My deepest sympathy to the Mcknight family. Sylvia was a good friend of mine. I will miss our talks and all the times we laughed together. R.IP....Read More »
42 of 70 | Posted by: Jeffrey Cunningham - lilburn, GA

“I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family. Sylvia was my former co-worker and one thing that stood out about her was her beautiful...Read More »
43 of 70 | Posted by: Darlene Nash - Stone Mountain, GA

“Sylvia, I can still hear you singing My GOD Is Awesome, I will think of you every time I hear it with a smile, GOD knows you are awesome and will...Read More »
44 of 70 | Posted by: Gail Kemp AJC - Atlanta, GA

“GOD has another Angel that has come to work for him. To watch over her Family and Friends!!!! ”
45 of 70 | Posted by: Cynthia Gill - Decatur, GA

“We will always remember your smile. My prayers goes out to the McKnight family. May GOD bless and comfort you!!!! ”
46 of 70 | Posted by: Angela Nelson - Jonesboro, GA

“The McKnight Family:We're saddened to hear of the home going of your sister, Sylvia. May the peace and comfort of GOD sustain you on the days, weeks,...Read More »
47 of 70 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Anthony J. Pierre - LA

“May God,s love sustain and comfort you. I will truly miss my friend and sister in Christ, but I will always hold her in my heart. ”
48 of 70 | Posted by: Charlotte Jacobs - East Point, GA

“God Bless, this precious soul and keep his arms around her family. ”
49 of 70 | Posted by: Margaret Burrell - Milwaukee, WI

“To Sophia and The McKnight FamilyTrust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding. My thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
50 of 70 | Posted by: Nedra Williams Batiste - Amite, LA

“My deepest sympathy to the Family and may her soul rest in perfect peace! Amen. ”
51 of 70 | Posted by: Ernest Ezenwekwe - Atlanta, GA

“Sylvia I will miss your wonderful smile and gentle soul. May God hold and hug you for me. ”
52 of 70 | Posted by: Scott Smith

“My condolences to the entire family. She will surely be missed because she was loved by so many; but GOD loves her best. ”
53 of 70 | Posted by: Randy Dingle - Lilburn, GA

“To Sophia and Family,May you find comfort in your time of need.Deepest Sympathy,Russell W. ”
54 of 70 | Posted by: A friend

“To the McKnight Family, you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. My prayer is that God will give you the strength to carry on in...Read More »
55 of 70 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences. ”
56 of 70 | Posted by: Judy Hookfin - Kentwood, LA

“I will miss singing with you and talking about how good God is. Now sing out loud " My God is Awesome ". ”
57 of 70 | Posted by: Antiginey Jones - Douglasville, GA

“Your loss is irreplaceable. There are no words to describe how sorry I feel. ”
58 of 70 | Posted by: Edeassa Lawson - Zachary, LA

“MY prayers are with the McKnight family may God strenghten you through this time and cover your sorrow i will truly miss SYLVIA she was truely a...Read More »
59 of 70 | Posted by: CALVIN HENDERSON - DENHAM SPRING, LA

“Our hearts and prayers for you always. She will be greatly missed. ”
60 of 70 | Posted by: Doretha & Will Davis - Conyers, GA

“Frances you and your entire Family are in my thoughts an prayers.May God bring you Peace during this time. ”
61 of 70 | Posted by: Brenda Payton - Gonzales, LA

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always ”
62 of 70 | Posted by: Lisha Price - Atlanta, GA

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always ”
63 of 70 | Posted by: lisha price - atlanta, GA

“Dear Family, I would like to tell you,ll that we all loved Sylvia, but no one loved her more than God and his Heavenly host. I never saw her without...Read More »
64 of 70 | Posted by: Olivia Wright - lithonia, GA

“To Juanita & family, I am keeping you and family uplifted in prayer. May you find peace in the memories of your sister. ”
65 of 70 | Posted by: Wanda Muse - Baton Rouge

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. ”
66 of 70 | Posted by: Melvin & Veronica Gordon Wright - LA

“Joann and family,When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know.With Heartfelt CondolencesIris Wells Culbert ”
67 of 70 | Posted by: Iris Culbert - Olathe, KS


68 of 70 | Posted by: Dinah Melton - Greensburg, LA

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. ”
69 of 70 | Posted by: Class of 1980

“To Joann and the entire family, my prayers and thoughts are with you.God's grace is sufficient.Love you, God bless ”
70 of 70 | Posted by: Cecile Davis - Port Allen, LA


A resident of Atlanta, Georgia and a native of Greensburg, LA, she departed this life Wednesday May 8, 2013 at the home of Willie James and Joann Lee, surrounded by family. She was 45 years old and employed with Atlanta Journal Constitution for over 25 years. Religious service at Turner Chapel AME Church, 874 Turner Chapel Rd., Greensburg, Rev. Carolyn Habersham, pastor at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2013. Conducted by Elder Frederick D. Skinner. Interment in Darlington COGIC Cemetery, Darlington. Survived by her siblings, Francis, Carolyn, Juanita, Camile, Emmit, Joann, Brenda, Michael and Sophia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Booker T. McKnight and brothers, Charles and Donald McKnight. Arrangements with MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home, Greensburg, LA.