McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel

7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC


Gertha Little Knight

March 6, 1925December 8, 2019

Gertha Little Knight, 94, of Charlotte joined her heavenly family Sunday, December 8th. She passed peacefully after a brief stay in hospice. Born Gertha Little to Jesse and Veda Little, she was one of twelve children. She grew up in Union County working her family's cotton farm and graduated from New Salem High School in 1942. As a young woman she moved to Charlotte where she worked in Lance Cracker factory and met her late husband Bill Knight. Gertha and Bill had 4 children, Roberta (the late Bob) Tomlin, Dana Knight, the late Les Knight, and Veda Harlow. They had 6 grandchildren, the late Bryan Knight, Alana (Andy) Denton, Shelby (John) Wilder, the late Tony Tomlin, Lizzy (Martin) Cupak, and Josh Harlow. They also had 10 great-grandchildren and recently a great-great grandson. She is survived by her brothers Boyce (Geraldine) Little and Don (Lib) Little, and her sister Doris (Ernest) Baucom. She was a founding member of Eastside Baptist Church and embodied the spirit of Christ with her kindness and giving nature. At an advanced age, she assisted several other elderly friends allowing them to remain in their homes. She helped all in every way she could, giving money, heart, and home when needed. She also enjoyed many hobbies including gardening, quilting, bird watching, and reading. Services will be held Saturday, December 14 at McEwen Funeral Home Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, 28227. Visitation at 10:00 followed by a memorial service at 11:00. Private burial will be held afterwards. Our family would like to extend our thanks to the staff of Novant Health Matthews and Hospice for their care and support. Their genuine compassion and kindness helped us greatly. In lieu of flowers, monetary gifts can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care at hpccr.org.


  • Visitation Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 14, 2019


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Tom McCall

December 13, 2019


All of us at the drug store loved your mom so much. She always brightened our day. I am sorry that Donna and I will be keeping our grandkids tomorrow and will not be able to pay our respects to Mrs. Knight at the service. You did such a wonderful job looking after her in her later years. Know your kids are all grown up.

She and Mr. Knight were some of our favorites.

Tom McCall
Medicine Center Pharmacy
(Medicine Shoppe)