Thelma Knight

Obituary of Thelma "Dee" Knight

Thelma Deloris Hardin Knight, also known as “Dee”, peacefully passed away March 13th, 2022, at her home surrounded by her Loving Family. She had valiantly fought cancer for almost the last 10 years with the support of her family, friends, medical staff, and a strong Christian faith. Dee was born at home in Beech Creek Kentucky on Oct 6th, 1939 to her coal mining Father Lyndell and her loving Mother Thelma Burke Hardin. She is survived by her High School Sweetheart and Husband of 65 years Donald Knight of Pearland TX, Son Phillip Knight (Karen) of Pearland TX, Grandson Cullen Knight of Austin TX, Granddaughter Erin Melody Knight of Pearland TX, Daughter Linda Darlene Horn (Lee) of Valparaiso IN, Grandson Bradley Horn (Daisy) of Indianapolis IN, Granddaughter Samantha Horn (Charles) of Evansville IN, and Granddaughter Breanna Horn (Danielle) of Valparaiso IN. Sister in-law Bonnie Knight Harris of Ennis KY. Dee was the First of three children and is survived by her Siblings and their families: Sister Linda Faye Dolezal (Joseph) of Willowbrook IL, Nephew Brian Dolezal (Kate), and Great Nephews Kyle and Logan of Darien IL. Brother Ray Hardin (Marsha), Nephews Matthew Hardin and Ryan Hardin of Madisonville KY. All three siblings and spouses were able to vacation together in Alaska and another time in Hawaii where they created such great memories. She was preceded in Death by her Father, Lyndell Hardin, and Mother, Thelma Burke Hardin of Browder KY, both maternal and paternal Grandparents, Nephew Ricky Harris of Ennis KY, Brother in-law Gordon Harris of Ennis KY, and many Aunts, Uncles and other relatives. Dee and Donald spent the beginning of their lives together in Indiana, where Dee had several careers, the last being an office manager for ophthalmologist Dr. Carmody, and volunteering for Neuropsychologist Dr. Pueshcel helping create a warm, loving, and caring program for patients and supportive families of Head Injuries. After moving to Texas in 1988, Dee and Donald became members of a great community at Country Place, where they became activities Directors for the community of people that became great friends to them both. Dee worked at the Country Store as Assistant Manager and the Golf Pro-shop in Country Place. God and Family held the highest importance to Dee. God was centered in her life, and she was very active in Her Church and the Churches that She and Donald helped seed over the course of her life. She loved having dinners and gathering with family and friends whenever possible. Holidays were always celebrated as a group of family and friends. Anyone who Dee met, became family. The Dr.s, nurses, CNA’s, medical facilities, Hospice and all the staff that were involved in the care of Dee, have a special place in the hearts of Dee’s family for the never ending energy they provided to support Dee in her fight. Two very special people in Dee’s life were Dr. and Friend Stephanie Campbell and Friend, companion, family, and care giver Marion Ryan-Coughlin, who both fought tirelessly to give Dee the best of life that she could have. Her smile, her laugh, her open arms for hugs, her love, and her physical presence will be missed by all. In lieu of Flowers, Donations may be made to Mom and Dad’s Church which is building a new Church facility and needs playground equipment for the kids in the Mothers Day Out progam. Go to redeemermanvel.org/give select “make a one-time gift”, put the dollar amount in that you want to donate. Select Redeemer Campus, and then select “Memorial/undesignated projects (Capitol Projects)” and the monies donated will go to the children’s playground equipment in Mom’s honor. Celebration of Life services for Thelma Deloris (Dee) Knight will be April 23rd, 2022, at 10:30 A.M. at First United Methodist Church 2314 N. Grand Blvd, Pearland, TX. 77581 281-485-1466
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Celebration of Life

10:30 am
Saturday, April 23, 2022
First United Methodist Church Pearland
2314 N. Grand Blvd.
Pearland, Texas, United States
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