Jeanne Elizabeth Gardner Knight, age 89, died Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at River Place Nursing Home in Amory, MS. She was born March 23, 1930, to Horace Alexander Gardner and Grace Carmichael Gardner in West Palm Beach, FL. She grew up in Knoxville, TN, before moving to Monroe County. She worked part time until she was in her eighties at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home. She was a member of Aberdeen United Methodist Church. She loved her family. Some of her hobbies were cooking, gardening, and quilting.
Survivors include one daughter, Liz Thomas Barton (Bill) of Fayetteville, AR; two sons, John Robert Thomas (Jeanette) of Lucedale, MS, and Dr. Roy Thomas (Sonya) of Tremont, MS; two step-children, Deborah Knight Herndon (Frank) of Aberdeen, MS, and Dinah Knight Sneed (Jimmy) of Senatobia, MS; eighteen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Harold Roy Thomas, Sr.; her second husband, James Luther Knight; one son, James Steven Thomas; one-step daughter, Linda Knight Holt; one sister and two brothers.
Monroe County, MS Amory, MS
A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 29, 2020, in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen.
Rev. Mary Hutson will be officiating.
Burial will be in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery.
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