Sherry D. Knight

sherry knight
Sherry D. Knight of Bristol St., New Haven passed away Monday, June 16, 2003 in Bentley Gardens Health Care Center, West Haven. She was born in New Haven, April 13, 1951 a daughter of the late William and Mildred Bethea Knight and had been employed at the Dixwell Community House Inc. for over 13 years and was Executive Director from 1990-91. She graduated from Albertus Magnus College, was a founder of Creatively Yours Inc. and was a member of the Bethel A.M.E. Church. She served on the Board of Directors for the Arts Council of Greater New Haven and in 1991 received honorary mention as minority liaison and artistic director. She is survived by a daughter, Cheree Knight and her husband, Aly Camara of New Haven, a son, Jaja Layo of New Haven, three sisters; Lazelle Mullings, Fatiha Ahmed and Cassandra Knight all of New Haven, a brother, William Knight of Princeton, NJ and a grandson, Seny T. Camara. Funeral service Friday, June 20 at 11a.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 255 Goffe St., New Haven. Rev. Daylan K. Greer, Sr. will officiate. Friends may call at church Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial in Hamden Plains Cemetery. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. Dear Cheree & Family, Your mother will be greatly missed by everyone.Keep the faith & stay strong. Your mother was a strong woman. We had some fun time together(smile) So stay strong like your mother,because you are the spliting image of her. love your.

  2. Dear Cheree,Jaja and family Earth Has no sorrow that Heaven Cannot heal. your lost is heart felt. Love and Prayers Vera and Family

  3. I remember your mom well from her days at the old Winchester School. I was the office secretary and shared many experiences with her. You have my sympathy.

  4. I\’m sorry to hear about Mrs. Knights passing. I remember her from Winchester School when she taught dancing. She was always my favorite teacher.

  5. May GOD bless your family with peace in this time of great sorrow. Your bubbling personality and friendly way will always be missed

  6. My love any sympathies go out to the Knight family. I remember all the good times we had growing up on Edgewood Ave & Kensington St back in the 60\’s & 70\’s. Those times with Sherry and .Skippy. will never be forgotten.

  7. sherry gave me my job as the cooking teacher at the q house even thought i did not have no experince so i will alway remember her for that may god bless her family thank sherry

  8. Thinking back, remembing the Great times we had growing up on Kensington Street with Milderd, Glo, and Carol. Remembering the DETA Soro. tea\’s. Remembering our need to fight for equailty for all and aiding those who were in need. Remembering when we would get up at the crack of dawn to head up Shelton Ave. to help stir those big pots of oatmeal to provide free Breakfast for children who were without, all this before we headed to the .HOUSE. *S*. Sistergurl, your legacy will continue to live on in the hearts and minds of all those lifes you touched. God lent you to us and I\’m sure he\’s saying .Good Work. my true and faithful servent, come on in, rest for a moment, as he\’s looks down from heaven, for there\’s still much to do. To the Family, .Dyeie. will always be apart of our lifes. Celebrate the wonderful mother, sister, daughter, friend she was. I thank God he allow our paths to cross for a season and reason … Peace and Love to you all Deb…

  9. To the family, My name is Richard Thomas. I went to Troup Junior High with Sherry. I\’ve not seen her since that time but I can tell from the article in the paper that her time had developed into a meaningful existence that no doubt you are very proud of. I too have lost some members of my immediate family and I think I can empathize with your situation. Some things that helped and continue to help me today are whats found at John 5:28.29 where it speaks of those is God\’s memory and the hope that resides for them.Also when I look at Rev. 21:3,4 the scriptures speak of wiping every tear out of our eyes.(that\’s for us, the living-no more morning or suffering.) Keep your heads up, looking forward to that time. I\’m sure she would have wanted it that way. The Sherry I knew lived life to the fullest. I\’m sure she would want her loved ones to do no less. Sencerly, Richard Thomas

  10. To the Knight family, you all have my heart felt sympathy in your hour of need. Sherry will be greatly missed.

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