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W.C. McKnight

Aug. 2, 1947 – Dec. 27, 2012

BROOKHAVEN — Services for W.C. McKnight, 65, of Brookhaven, who died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Brookhaven with the Rev. Larry Jointer officiating.

Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.

Mr. McKnight was born Aug. 2, 1947, in Quentin, the son of R.T. McKnight and Hattie Mae Winston McKnight. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Mr. McKnight was preceded in death by his parents; parents who helped to raise him, Lamar and Perry Green; and two sisters, Fannie L. Woods and Schelia Robinson Jackson.

Survivors include his wife, Liliana Gina McKnight; two daughters, Gina Renee McKnight and Michelle Wilmore; two sons, William Charles McKnight and Michael Charles McKnight; seven grandchildren, Jaunxa’que Pelar McKnight, Tabitha Joyce McKnight, William Charles McKnight III, Robert, Ezekiel, Sh’Diamond and Sh’Keenan; nine sisters, Annie Mae Jones, Linda McKnight Brinson, Mildred L. McGhee, Shirley Ann Winston, Debra G. Birden, Linda G. Green, Sharon Green, Deachea Cameron and Vickie Newman Johnson; three great-grandchildren, Larissa Baje and Zacharya; three nephews, Nathan Lee, James Woods and Marrie “Blondie” Lee; and a number of other relatives and friends.