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.