Knight, Wilma Bea Thompson

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Wilma Bea Thompson Knight, 84, of Rossville, Georgia, died on Friday, February 1, 2013 in a local hospital.

She was a former supervisor with Millers Department Store and attended Highland Park Baptist Church.  She loved gardening, flowers, cooking and was an avid fisherman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ray Thompson, daughter, Marcia Gilbert, son, William Robert “Bobby” Thompson, parents, Dolph and Bessie Marie Burns and brother, Gurley “Boots” Burns.

Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Ken Knight, children, Wayne (Shelia) Grider, James (Linda Bell) Thompson, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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Funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 4, at 1 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with Brother Jamey Eggert officiating. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens South.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 4-8 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour in the funeral home.

Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at the end of Historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

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