Mrs. Thelma Phillips-Henry Knight, 81, of Bennettsville, SC went home to be with the Lord Friday, December 28, 2012. She was born May 4, 1931 in Richmond County, a daughter of the late Annie Robbins Phillips and Jesse Phillips.
Mrs. Knight was a life-long member of Nebo Wesleyan Church. She was retired from the textile industry and was, also, a store owner. She maintained a household with her grandson, Jamie, for the last sixteen years.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:30 pm Monday, December 31st at Nebo Wesleyan Church with Rev. Jeff Collins, Rev. Arvin De-Silva, and Rev. Randall Snead officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Knight is survived by a daughter, Christine English and husband James of Bennettsville; three grandchildren, Rev. Jamie English of Bennettsville, Michael English of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Christy English Land and husband Bryan of Rockingham; two great grandchildren, Winston Raines Land, who called Mrs. Knight “GiGi”, and Ava Kennedy Land; and a number of loving nieces and nephews. Mrs. Knight was preceded in death by her natural parents, Annie and Jesse Phillips, her adoptive parents, Emma and Alexander Henry; her husband, Sherman K. Knight; a brother, Stacy Phillips, and two grandchildren, Robert English and Paula English.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Sunday at Nebo Wesleyan Church.
Memorials may be made to Nebo Wesleyan Church, 1812 Airport Rd., Hamlet, NC 28345 or Sandhills Wesleyan Church, 4735 Hwy 38 N., Bennettsville, SC 29512.
Watson-King Funeral Home in Hamlet is assisting Mrs. Knight’s family. Online condolences may be sent to www.watson-kingfuneralhome.com.