Faye Knight, 80, of Cartersville, GA, passed away February 8, 2019, with her family by her side.
Faye was one of three children born to the late Dewey and Lola Bryson on September 27, 1938, in Cartersville, GA. She married John Knight on April 10,1965.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, John Knight, who passed in 2003. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Lisa Knight; grandchildren Colton Knight, Aspen, Spencer and Preston Sorrells; brother and sister-in-law Dewey and Kathy Bryson; sister Ann Bryson Green; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Faye graduated from West Georgia College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, and went on to engage and inspire students and colleagues as an elementary school teacher in Cartersville, GA. Later, after completing a Master’s Degree, she went on to be the Assistant Principal of Allatoona Elementary School before retiring. Through her teaching, she touched the lives of many children and families, for which she took great pride. Many remember her as a mentor who not only taught them in school but also taught them greater life lessons that guided them to success. She had the biggest heart and would do anything to help others in need, especially her family. She will truly be missed by her family and friends.
Faye’s church home was Sam Jones Memorial United Methodist Church of Cartersville. She was a proud member of the "Back Row Babes". She was a long time sister of the local chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and the Cartersville Garden Club.
Faye loved traveling regularly with members of Liberty Square Church of God in Cartersville. Her favorite family vacations were to St. Simon's Island.
A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at two o'clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, the 12th of February, 2019, at Sam Jones Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Kevin Lobello and Rev. Nena Jones officiating. Interment will immediately follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are Tim Ellenburg, Colton Knight, Bob Bryson, Phil Summey and Steve Nash.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from four o'clock in the evening until eight on Monday, the 11th of February, 2019, at Owen Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Faye's honor to the charity of your choice.
Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to post tributes and sign the on-line register.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 has charge of the arrangements.