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Melba Rae (Stevenson) Knight

July 30, 1935 ~ September 25, 2020 (age 85)


Funeral services for Melba Knight, 85, are set for Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 11 a.m. in

West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time. Mrs. Knight died Friday, September 25, 2020 at

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital Sulphur Springs. Interment is at 2 p.m. in Ebenezer Cemetery, Troup, Texas.


She was born July 30, 1935, in Kilgore, Texas to Jackson Ray Stevenson and Bonnie Mae

Haws Stevenson. She married Dale Knight in 1972 in Grand Prairie, Texas. She was an office

manager for J. R. Dowelldell in Dallas. Following her husband’s retirement to their East Texas

farm, she became City Secretary for Bogata, TX. She was a member of First United Methodist

Church, Bogata where she was very involved in her church. She directed the multimedia

ministry and taught in the adult Sunday School. She enjoyed her extended family and loved to



Mrs. Knight had been a resident of Carriage House Manor Sulphur Springs, Texas for the past

two years.


Mrs. Knight is survived by two daughters: Judith Rogers and husband Jimmy of Sulphur

Springs, Lorraine Henry, Lone Star, Texas. One Son, James Raymond West and wife Kerri

Walters of Independence Missouri. Step-children include: Carol Knight Stevenson, of Scurry,

Texas, Keith Dale Knight, Arlington, Scott Knight, The Woodlands, and Russel Knight, of

Arlington. Sixteen grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren also survive.


Mrs. Knight was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers: Melvin Lynn

Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson, one sister: Jana Rene Haney.

Arrangements under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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September 29, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
West Oaks Funeral Home
500 South Hillcrest Drive
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

Funeral Service
September 29, 2020

11:00 AM
West Oaks Funeral Home
500 South Hillcrest Drive
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

September 29, 2020

2:00 PM
Ebenezer Cemetery
County Road 2110
Troup, TX 75789

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