Marietta H Knight

January 11, 1949April 6, 2021
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Marietta Heitman Knight “Grammy”, 72, of Benton was resurrected to her New Life on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. She was born January 11, 1949 in Little Rock, Arkansas the only daughter of Maribelle and Lloyd Heitman. Marietta was a 1967 graduate of Little Rock Central High School and received her Associates of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology. Marietta served the church as a pastors wife and lead Women’s Conference. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 53 years, Steve Knight; sons: Blake Knight (Karen) and Tony Knight (Melody); daughter, Mary Kathryn Weindorf (Blake); 7 grandchildren, and 1 soon to be great grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Stephanie Michelle Knight; and grandson, Lucas Fillmore Weindorf. Visitation will be held 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Monday, April 12, 2021 at New Life Church, 4200 Hwy 5 N, Bryant AR 72022. Funeral service will be held 2:00 pm, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at New Life Church with Pastor Chad Denmon and Pastor Kimble Knight officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park.


  • Visitation

    Monday, April 12, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021


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Kevin Rollins

April 17, 2021

Prayers of love and understanding that God only knows

ron and dagmar polster

April 16, 2021

it was so sad to learn of marietta's passing, known that gal since the 1st grade. our prayers are with you steve and your family.

Edith Ann Gross

April 15, 2021

Will always cherish her kindness and gracious ways. Being a part of the youth group at Life Line with her children was a great blessing. Thoughts and Prayers for you all.

Melanee Yielding

April 15, 2021

I'm so, so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of Marietta with my mom and Aunt Ouida. She was a beautiful soul inside and out. My prayers are will your whole family as you adapt to life without her. It will be hard, but you will meet again! Knowing that makes it easier.

Terrell Strickland

April 13, 2021

Remember the excellent pianist at Otter Creek First Baptist Church and her wonderful family, May the God of hope give the family joy and peace as they trust in Jesus as their as their Lord and Savior.


Howard & Joy Tucker

April 13, 2021

Our hearts, love and prayers are with you all as you say goodbye, for now, to your precious Marietta. We pray you will all be enveloped with the Comforter’s peace, now and in the days to come.

We love you all,
Howard and Joy Tucker

Mike & Trisha Moore

April 12, 2021

We were so saddened to hear about sweet Marietta's passing. What a wonderful, special person she was... Always with a "sparkle" and so much fun to be around. She will be missed by so many, but there is comfort in knowing that she's with Jesus.
Steve, know that we will continue to pray for you and your family.

Mary Venable

April 11, 2021

So sorry for your loss. May God give peace to all of you.

Glenda Moring

April 10, 2021

Earth, Wind, Fire, Water …Marietta. She was a Force of Nature.
I didn’t know Marietta when she was younger; I was lucky to meet her through the Knight family. As an adult, she was successful at anything she tried: an accomplished pianist and piano teacher, a skilled florist, decorator, gardener, biscuit-maker, breeder of Yorkies, fisherman who always baited her own hooks. She was a born project manager. By the time I even thought of a creative project to do, Marietta would have completed two, tied bows on them, and delivered them to friends. My house is scattered with gifts handmade by her: antique breakfast trays complete with teapots, cups, & embroidered napkins. One of my treasured possessions is a little Christmas village that Murr-ietta hand-painted for me several years ago. That would have been BEFORE she broke her hand and had it pinned back together by a surgeon after she fell off the edge of the bathtub. Don’t TELL HER she can’t hang that wallpaper over the tub by herself! … In the last couple of years we were both busy with our own grandchildren—My, oh, my, how she LOVED her grandkids! She was so proud of them. Although we’d seen each other less lately, when we did get together we never bothered with saying hello, we just picked up where our last conversation left off. More likely than not, it was about grandkids or food. Marietta was the first person to tell me that something tasted so good it would “make you slap your grandma.” She was the most DETERMINED person I ever met. That streak in her character served her well most of the time. If she tackled a problem head-on and that didn’t work, she’d find a way over it, around it, or make a Plan B. She was also generous, CREATIVE, thoughtful, hard-working, wickedly funny...and as happy sitting in her garden covered with dirt as dressed up for church on Sunday. She was a friend for all seasons. I will miss her on ordinary days and special days. And I look forward to the day I will see her again.

Sandra Fletcher-Jones

April 10, 2021

I grew up on Valentine Street with Marietta and her wonderful parents. I was 4 years older than her, but we share the same birthday. When we were very young I went to her party and I always got a present from her. When we were a litle older Marybelle made birthday cakes for me and two others on the block that the same birthday. It was so special to me.

Another memory was many afternoons after school at Garland we were invited to come to their house and watch one of the 1st tv's on the block. I remember a huge antenna that brought us shows from Memphis, Crusader Rabbit, and a Western show.
There were probably 25 kids in living room. We were all served refreshments.

I also got bit by Marietta when she was 2 or 3. Her mama did not like it one bit. Marybelle wanted me to bite her back but, I think I liked her to much to do that.

I'm so sorry to hear about this. She and her Mom and Dad were loved by so many.

Sandra Fletcher Jones