Barbara Balentine Knight

September 15, 1957April 19, 2021

Barbara Balentine Knight, 63, was born in Ruston, LA, on September 15, 1957, and passed away on April 19, 2021, in Baton Rouge, where she was a longtime resident. Barbara was a proud member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, but she was always first a loving mother and adoring grandmother to her two grandsons. Her world revolved around them. Those left to treasure her memory include her son, Christopher Knight of Denham Springs, along with his son Asher; son, Matthew Knight and his wife, Irena, and their son, Isiah, of Baton Rouge; son, Joshua Knight; sister, Karen Hurdle of Baton Rouge and her three daughters, Courtney, Brianna, and Madison; and brother, James Balentine of Fort Walton, FL. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Claude “Sonny” and Sally Balentine, and sister-in-law, Laura Balentine. A memorial service will be held at First Christian Church (8484 Old Hammond Hwy) on Saturday, April 24, at 2 pm with a visitation beginning at 1 pm. Memorial contributions can be made in Barbara’s name to First Christian Church.


  • Christopher Knight, Son
  • Matthew Knight (Irena), Son
  • Joshua Knight, Son
  • Asher Knight, Grandson
  • Isiah Knight, Grandson
  • Karen Hurdle, Sister
  • James Balentine, Brother
  • Courtney, Brianna, and Madison, Nieces
  • Claude “Sonny” and Sally Balentine, Parents (deceased)
  • Laura Balentine, Sister-in-law (deceased)


  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, April 24, 2021


Barbara Balentine Knight

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Lucy Scott

April 23, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of the Transition of Barbara. She was my co-worker. Barbara was Always willing to help in whatever capacity to get the job done. Barbara never complained about the amount or what she was asked to do. She did it with Excellence & a Smile on her face even it was different for her. I know those Grandsons will miss be “Overly Loved” by her. But I’m praying that God allows them & her entire Family feel Loved everyday, so they will know that they are Never Alone.❤️
Lucy J Scott

Shawn Sonies

April 23, 2021

Barb, you will always be in my heart and memories. You always had a big, beautiful smile to share and a warmth in your eyes for those you held dear. May you rest peacefully, knowing that you were dearly loved by family and friends. Until we meet again, next time in a place free from pain and suffering. Love, Shawn

Joyce Owens

April 21, 2021

Barbie will be greatly missed. A sweet person she was, always willing to listen. She and I spent many days talking, eating at different restaurants, and hanging out with our sons, Josh, Matt, Chris and Terry when they were small until their teenage years. She was indeed a true friend, we always shared many stories and memories of our lives when we were together. Take your rest Barbie we will meet again someday. Love always,your friend, Joyce.