Linda Rae Knight

Linda Rae Knight, age 76 of Cleveland, Texas passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020. She was born February 5, 1944 in Beaumont, Texas to parents Aubrey and Verlee Ward who preceded her in death.

Linda was an active member of Security First Baptist Church. She was a very devout and religious woman who brought a lot of people to the Lord during her missionary work in Nicaragua Mexico. Linda was a world traveler with an artistic flare, often times painting pictures of the various cities she traveled to. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her husband, Henry Thomas Knight; son, Charles Byrd and wife Amanda; daughter, Elaine Johnson and husband Will; step-daughter, Angela Vermeersch; brother, Aubrey Gene Ward and wife Brenda; grandchildren, Morgan Larson and husband Steven, Deborah Byrd, Joy Byrd, Jared Byrd, Desirae Johnson, Allen Dudley and Marissa Vermeersch; great-grandchildren, Kharis Thomason and Karlie Byrd; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 5, 2020 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Services will follow starting at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 5, 2020 at Pace Stancil Chapel, Cleveland, Texas. Interment will follow at Morgan Cemetery, Cleveland, Texas. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Security First Baptist Church, 21158 HWY 105 East, Cleveland, TX 77328.


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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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