Connie Davis Sheats Knight – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Connie Davis Sheats Knight, age 96, formerly of Decatur, passed away in Florence on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at Roselawn Funeral Home in Decatur, Ala. with the burial following in Roselawn Cemetery. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m.

Connie was born in Lauderdale County on Jan. 2, 1917. She was a member of Austinville United Methodist Church and a former member of Memorial Drive Methodist Church. She worked at Alabama Hoisery Mill in Decatur, Ala. during WWII. After retiring from Shelby Electric in Memphis, she returned to Decatur in 1993. She was a resident at Mitchell Hollingsworth Nursing Home from December 2005 until her death.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Grove Cleveland Sheats and Annie Pearl Sheats, of Lawrence and Morgan counties. Others predeceasing her include her late husband, William Tracy Knight Sr.; her son, William Tracy Knight Jr. (Dicky); sister, Mildred Sheats Garnett; brother, John Thomas Sheats; nephews, Percy Fenell Garnett and William Tuell Garnett; and niece, Brenda Garnett Cooper.

Survivors include nieces, Martha Garnett Russell and Dr. Joanne Reeves Garnett, of Florence; and nieces, Paula Garnett Russell and Betty Free Garnett, of Decatur. She is also survived by numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

The family would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to the wonderful staff on Station Six at Mitchell Hollingsworth for their care, concern and love for Aunt Connie. She was a loving mother, sister and special Aunt Connie. Her family will always cherish her musical talent on the piano and organ. She will be greatly missed by all. Everyone will miss hearing her say, “I love you.”

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