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Denise McKnight

Denise L. McKnight age 71 of Cleveland, MS went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 26, 2022, in the comfort of her home and family.

Denise was born on July 7, 1950, to Luther and Hazel Wickwire Farnum in Cuba, NY. She married Ronald McKnight on July 31, 1971, in Angelica, NY.
Denise spent 50 years raising and nurturing her children, she also homeschooled all 3 children. Denise was an avid seamstress and enjoyed reading many books about the Amish community.
Denise worked for Walmart for 21years, ending her carrier as the personnel manager of her local Walmart.

Denise was a long-time faithful member of New Covenant Church in Clarksdale MS. Where she was loved and respected by all who knew her.

She was predeceased by her parents, and her older brother Duane (Joyce) Farnum.

Denise is survived by her husband of 50 years Ronald McKinght, three children Scott (Jennifer) McKnight, Valerie (Jason) Lake, and Tabitha (Charlie) Hall. Also surviving her are 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers, Don (Cindy) Farnum and David (Kathy) Farnum.

There will be no memorial service at her request. She will be laid to rest in the Until The Day Dawn Cemetery, in Angelica Ny. where she grew up.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in her name to St. Jude Children's Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis TN 38501.

Cleveland Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

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I'm so sorry to hear about Denise. She was such a special part of my childhood. Prayers for comfort & peace for you all.

Deryle Pinney Jan 31 2022 3:28 PM

Ron, So sorry to hear about Denise. We are praying for peace and comfort for you and the family! Tim and Karen Knapp

Tim Knapp Jan 31 2022 1:24 AM

Ron , Scott , Valerie , Tabitha
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss ! Whenever I think about Denise I see her smiling face . I truly enjoyed our years together at church and the school. I will be thinking of you all at this time !

Calvin Kemp Jan 29 2022 6:45 PM

Ron and family. So sorry for your loss. Dana and I send our heartfelt condolences to you snd your family.

Dana and Betty Guinnip Jan 29 2022 4:37 PM

Ron, our hearts are hurting for you and your dear children. Denise was a wonderful person. We loved her dearly. God bless and comfort you as only He can. Love and prayers, Carol & Jim Phillips

Carol Phillips Jan 29 2022 2:22 PM

Ron and family, Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Marilyn Warner Jan 29 2022 11:04 AM

Ron and family, So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all.

Bob and Mary Willetts Jan 29 2022 10:50 AM

Ron, so sorry to hear this although she is no longer in pain. Wishing you the peace that only Jesus can give.

Wallace Cornish Jan 28 2022 10:08 PM

Ron....I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

David Fleming Jan 28 2022 9:25 PM

Ron, we are so sorry to know that you've lost your sweet wife. Having only met her once we still knew that she was a very sweet lady. Condolences to you and your family.

Homero & Delia Saenz Jan 28 2022 9:00 PM

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