Magdelena Erika McKnight, died Tuesday, November 7, 2017. She was born and raised in Germany on March 31, 1943. She later married and celebrated her 50th year anniversary this year to the love of her life, Jimmy Stoney McKnight. Together they had three children, Petra Hughes, Jimmy D. McKnight and Jamie McKnight and four grandchildren, Michael, Kendall, Mason, and Cooper. She is survived by her husband, her children and grandchildren, her sister Gerda Slattery, and in addition, her extended family who were blessed to become a part of her life, Robert, Michelle,Tiffany, Lindsey and Selah.
Mrs. McKnight was known by most as Erika but even more commonly she was known and loved by everyone as Oma. Oma was a beautiful, selfless soul whose entire life was devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren. If Oma wasn't nurturing and spoiling her family, she was on the lake fishing with Opa. They loved to take their boat out onto Shearon Harris Lake to their special fishing spot under her lucky pine tree. Oma was taken from earth too soon and will be missed dearly but during her time here, she left a mark on anyone who met her. To know her was to love her.
Services will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Sandhills Veteran Cemetery at 12:00 pm. to be followed up with close family and friends at the home.
Always Loved * Never Forgotten * Forever Missed
Sandhills State Veteran's Cemetery
Friday November 17th, 2017
8220 Bragg Blvd.
Ft. Bragg, NC 28310
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Hello McKnight Family, I'm a neighbor living in the area.
Having heard of your most recent loss, I want to leave you a brief post. I too well know the grief of losing love ones, and that at times like these, it is encouraging just to know that others are thinking about us. Something that has really helped me to cope with such losses, is the wonderful promise of Christ Jesus, recorded for our comfort at John 5:28,29. I hope, that when you are feeling up to it, that you are going to look up these powerful Scriptures, in your copy of The Bible. Also, I hope that this brief note, finds The Family feeling as good as can be expected Today.
With Greatest Sympathy,Your Neighbor : P.D.Walker.
Submitted by P.D.Walker on Nov 18 2017 07:56:40 AM
Jamie, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Sending prayers for you and your family at this most difficult time.
Submitted by Cindy Cunningham on Nov 15 2017 04:09:35 PM
My deepest condolences to the McKnight family:
Life indeed does take its turns. And when someone falls asleep in death they will be missed. And, my heart goes out to you. May you look forward to the Most High God of Comfort fulfilling His promises (Psalms 83:18 & 2Corinthians 1:3, 4).
Notice what He promises: Revelations 21:4 ( No more pain, tears, sorrow or death) and He even says where they are (Daniel 12:2), and the beautiful resurrection hope (John 5:28, 29) and where they will be ( Psalms 37:11) and how long (Psalms 37:29). I hope that these few Scriptures were of some comfort to you as they were to us when our precious daughter fell asleep in death and recently my beloved husband of 50 years fell asleep in death. I truly understand the deep pain of losing a loved one.
Please hold onto those precious promises yes, seeing our loved ones again in perfect health (Isaiah 33:24).
My deep deep heartfelt sympathy,
Submitted by Sissy on Nov 11 2017 10:06:16 PM
Christi McKnight lit a candle for Magdelena Erika McKnight
Christi McKnight lit a candle on Nov 10 2017 11:47:41 AM
I am so sorry about the loss of your dear love one Magdalena. We will never get used to losing our love ones in death, the reason is that we were created with everlasting life in view. Almighty God promise that soon death will be swallowed up forever along with the pain and sorrow it brings. ( Isaiah 25: 8) As for the many that have fallen asleep in death, he promise that they will be ressurrected to life, here on earth. ( John 5:28, 29; Psalms 37: 29) To learn more, please visit jw.org.
Submitted by L.Foster on Nov 9 2017 10:03:47 AM
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