Modestine Gill Knighton

Modestine Gill Knighton, 72, of Merryville, Louisiana passed from this life on Saturday, May 28, 2011 in Merryville, Louisiana. Mrs. Knighton was a 1959 graduate of Grambling State University.  She was an educator for the Beauregard Parish School System for 29 years and a member of True Light Baptist Church in Merryville. 


She leaves to cherish her memory: husband of 53 years, Beaver Knighton, Sr. of Merryville; 2 sons, Michael Knighton and wife Pamela of Merryville and Beaver Knighton, Jr and wife Tonya of Sugarland, TX; a daughter, Michele Knighton Spikes and husband Mac of DeRidder, LA; 4 brothers,  Matthew Gill, Sr. of Woodville, TX,  Robert Gill of Slidell, LA, Lloyd Gill of Leesville, LA and Bennie Gill of Yeadon, PA; a sister, Josie McCoy of Jasper, TX; 7 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren.


Visitation will be Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at True Light Baptist Church in Merryville, Louisiana.  Funeral Services will be Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at True Light Baptist Church in Merryville, LA.  The Rev. Raymond Landry will officiate.  Burial will follow at North Merryville Community Cemetery in Merryville, LA.

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