Tony Maurice Knight

Published 10:27 pm Saturday, December 13, 2014

Tony Maurice Knight of 114 Nansemond Drive, Suffolk, died Dec. 8, 2014, at his residence. He was a native of Suffolk and the son of Annie Deloris Knight and the late James Louis Knight. He spent a short time being reared by his cousin Samuel and Lillie Baker.



He was a 1975 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, where he was a member of the marching band. He also was a member of the Virginia State University marching band while attending there.

He was very artistic, a chef, dog lover and sang in several choirs in the surrounding area, including the Choir of Joy. He worked at Gwaltney of Smithfield for more than 25 years and was a supervisor. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Tony was a devoted member of East End Baptist Church.

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Besides his mother, Annie Knight, he leaves to cherish his memory four sisters, Yvette Rene, Angela Anita Knight, Sharon Eloise Price (Jeffrey) and Cheryl Bryant; five brothers, Larry Milton Knight (Linda), James Calvin Knight (Angela), Johnnie Michael Knight (Diane), Gary Cornell Knight (Celestine) and Breon Pearson; aunts Gladys Jones, Irene Hall and Helen Brown; uncles Clifton Jones, Claude Hall and Keith Moore; a lifetime and special friend, Emma Richburg; his pride and joy dog, “Baby Girl”; other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at East End Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Milton R. Liverman. Interment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery. A visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at 5 p.m. at Crocker Funeral Home.

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