Phyllis E. (Gray) Knight, a longtime
resident of Malden, passed away on Tuesday, May 25th,
at the age of 100. Phyllis was born in Revere in 1920, the
daughter of Joseph and Anne Gray. She was raised in Revere, and
graduated from Revere High School with the Class of 1938. In
1941, she married her sweetheart, Irving S. Knight. In 1949,
they moved to Malden where they raised their family. They
shared over 60 years of marriage together.
She had attended the Emmanuel Baptist
Church in Malden, and late joined the First Baptist Church in
Malden where she was an active member. She served on the Board
of Education for the Church, and volunteered as to teach Sunday
School and Clark Fellowship Adult Women’s Class. She also
volunteered at the Dexter House Nursing Home and the Malden
Public Library. In her spare time she enjoyed taking cruises
and was skilled with arts and crafts.
She is survived by her children, Marcia E.
Kilpatrick and husband Rev. David of Malden, Owen S. Knight and
wife Elizabeth of Malden, Anna-Louise Forte and husband Charles
of Malden, Brian I. Knight of Malden, and David S. Knight of
Malden, as well as 7 Grandchildren , 8 great grandchildren, and
2 great-great grandchildren.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her
husband Irving, her son Bruce, her brothers, Leo, Joseph,
James, Thomas, her sisters, Eldora, Carol, Thelma, Martha, and
Baby Gray, and her grandchildren, Rebecca Knight and Adam
Funeral services will be held at the
Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden on Wed, June 2nd,
at 10 AM. Interment to follow in Puritan Lawn Cemetery,
Visitation will be held in the
Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden, on
Tuesday, June 1st, from 4 – 8 PM.