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Lisa Knighton

July 9, 1964 — March 7, 2015

Graveside Services Sat. March 21, 2015 Benevolence Church Cemetery On July 9, 1964 in Cuthbert, Georgia on Parkison Street, Lisa Ann Knighton was born to her mother and father, Annie Pearl Knighton and Leroy Cooper, both have proceeded her in death. In life, Lisa was very adventurous, social, loving, kind hearted, and bold. She was very active with the high school band as majorette captain and and later served as the choreographer years after graduating in 1983. She was very well known for her flag twirling capabilities and dance numbers. She loved music and loved to dance. Lisa was very active in membership in her youth and middle age in Benevolence Baptist Church in Benevolence, Ga. She sung in the young adult choir and taught vacation bible school every year, along with her sister, Leslie. She loved children and worked with them throughout her life. She affectionately adopted and took in anyone in need. She always went the extra mile to assist others, even if it meant she would lack. She loved children so much she had one of her own upon her graduating high school two weeks after her 18th birthday, Ian. After the birthing of her only child, she matriculated at Andrew College studying Early Childhood Education, Albany Technical Institute in Cosmetology, and various trades in her younger days at Albany Job Corp. She worked some times in Randolph Co. Schools as a paraprofessional to special needs students, bus monitor, and substitute teacher. She was well known for her braiding technique in town and surrounding counties, even on the west coast. She was the epitome of love and kindness. Nevertheless, she was tough and strong minded. Also, she was the life of the party, when she was there you knew it. Being a native of Cuthbert and a true"Georgia Peach" that didn't stop her from venturing out and relocating to Sacramento, California in December 2002. There she continued in the field of employment of cosmetology and heath care providing in home supportive services, until a sudden demise of heart failure crept in. In May 2013, Lisa relocated back to her country roots, unknowingly spending last moments with her sister who died one month in June 2013. She pressed on attending in union with Gethsemane Worship Center in Albany, Ga. She loved the Lord and was always encouraging other through Facebook messages and texts about his love. She later relocated to Dawson, Ga in December 2014 where she spent her final moments. On Saturday, March 7, 2015 she took the journey to everlasting peace, love, and joy. She shall for ever remain in the heart and life of her son, Ian of Atlanta, Ga., one special God-daughter Tyneshia Parham of Cuthbert, Ga., her sister and brother Aletha Ponder (Louis) of Rochester, NY and Wesley Hazle of Rochester, NY. Two special adopted sisters, Annie of Cuthbert, Ga and Cassandra (Antonio) of Albany, Ga., her one sister in law, Janice, wife of deceased brother, Bruce departed in 1996., her nieces-Stephanie of Stone Mountain, Ga., Melissa of Cuthbert, Ga., Valicity and Latoya of Rochester, NY., her nephews-Bruce, Jr., Christopher of Cuthbert, Ga., and James (Alicia) of Albany, Ga. Jamaal of Shellman, Ga., Antoine of Columbus, Ga., and Wesley, Jr. of Rochester, NY. She shall forever have gratitude to her two in home nurses Cecelia and Juanita. None the lease, numerous adopted children, God-children, extended family, co-workers, classmates, and friends shall forever cherish her memories and life.
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