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Edsil Leon Knight
Edsel Leon Knight

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Edsel Leon Knight
known to many as “Leon Knight”, of Union Hall, St. Philip, retired Deputy Head of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic, now SJPI, Layreader/Chalice Assistant and faithful Chorister of the St. Philip Parish Church, Past Church Council member and Synod Representative. You live your life fully dedicated to your Lord, providing excellence service to his Church, you were devoted to your family and committed to shaping the lives of so many young persons. We salute your excellent service and as we lay you to rest we say thank you for a job well done. Sleep in sweet peace!
Burial:
Monday, October 16th, 2023
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Son of the late Olga Knight-Gittens and Lionel Gittens;

Husband of Doreen Knight;

Father of Tracey Knight (Sagicor) and Kaelie Knight-Holder (Chevron, Angola);

Adoring grandfather of Ade Lloyd, Azai and Kallai Holder;

Brother of Iva Straughn, Philip and Darcey Knight, Cynthia Brooks (Canada), the late Pauline Knight, Winston Knight and Fay Foster;

Uncle of Mark and Maria Knight (all of the United Kingdom), Matthew, Deidre, Randy and Russell Brooks (all of Canada), Demar, Julia, Renee and Abena Foster (all of the USA), Jolie and Alex Straughn;

Father-in-law of Andre Holder;

Brother-in-law of Wilmont Straughn, Chyril Kinght, Roselyn Forde (United Kingdom);

Godfather of many;

Relative of the Knight, Mayers, Craigg, Gittens, Nurse, Barrow and Simpson families;

Friend of Douglas and Stella Clarke, Muriel and Harold Lynch, Carmen Franklin, Neville Springer, Arthur Hoyte, Vere Goodridge, Margaret Mayers, the members of Course 20 Erdiston Teachers’ Training College, the Excelsior Singers, the St. Philip Parish Church family and others too numerous to mention.

A Service of Praise and Thanksgiving for the life, work and witness of Edsel Leon Knight will take place on Monday October 16, 2023 at the St. Philip’s Parish Church where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 3.00 pm, with the interment immediately following in the Churchyard.

His body will repose for viewing on Sunday from 3.30 pm until 5.00 pm at Jo-Anne Jones Funeral Services and on Monday at the Church from 2.00 pm until the start of the service during which time floral tributes will be gratefully accepted. 

The Organist and members of the Church Choir, are kindly asked to attend.

The service and interment will be streamed live on Monday from 2.30 pm on https://youtube.com/live/Rti713xoLQY 

Tributes in Leon’s memory will commence at 2.30 pm.

If desired, e-mails of condolence or tributes may be directed to the family to jojonesfuneral@gmail.com or by phone to (246) 418-0879 or 262-8745.

FINAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE IN THE CARE AND TRUST OF JO-ANNE JONES FUNERAL SERVICES AND PRE-ARRANGEMENT CENTRE LTD., “CLOVELLY”, WELCHES, CHRIST CHURCH.

Visit us at joannejonesfuneral.com

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Brother of Pauline Noreen Knight
aged 86, affectionately called “PK’, of Marshall Hall, Church Village, St. Philip, retired Senior Teacher of Hilda Skeene Primary School and faithful member of St. Philip Parish Church.

Pauline Knight
Pauline Noreen Knight
Monday, October 16th, 2023
aged 86, affectionately called “PK’, of Marshall Hall, Church Village,...
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  • To all the family members and friends of dear Pauline Knight and dear Leon Knight, may you be comforted knowing you are thought of during this difficult time ♥️♥️
    From: Cynthia Straker (Holder); Erskine Holder (Roi) UK

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