Sandy Springs Chapel

136 Mt Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, GA


Dorothy Elizabeth Adams Knight

February 6, 1930December 21, 2019

Dorothy Elizabeth Adams Knight, 89, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away December 21, 2019.

She was born on February 6, 1930, the daughter of the late Alice Dick Adams and Otis Hill Adams. She enjoyed teaching Bible Studies and History intermittently both as a professional and as a devoted member of St John United Methodist for over 50 years. She received her degrees from, Agnes Scott College, Emory University and Georgia State College. Her passion for education and teaching was enhanced by her love and talent for music. She served her church and delighted family and friends with her piano performances, even meeting her husband of over 45 years as his Georgia Tech Glee Club practice accompanist. Dorothy was preceeded in death by her husband, John R Knight in 2000. She is survived by three daughters, Alice E Knight, Jennifer A Knight-Boyd, Laura L Knight and one grandson, John Edward Boyd. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at St John United Methodist Church, starting at 11:00AM with a short reception to follow. The family requests all remembrances be sent in her name to the music departments of The Georgia Institute of Technology or St John United Methodist Church in lieu of flowers.


  • Music Department Georgia Institute of Technology
  • St. John United Methodist Church Music Department


  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • Reception Saturday, January 4, 2020


Dorothy Elizabeth Adams Knight

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Linda Holzworth

January 4, 2020

Elizabeth, Laura, and Jennifer

It is a difficult path to loose your Mother. You will be amazed as time goes on how many times she will pop up in your memory.
My memories of her are few and from our meetings on the dock where she would watch as Laura and family enjoyed the water.
Now Elizabeth is my neighbor and time marches forward.
Remember the good memories always and value each other with
love and respect as you move forward.
Love and God's Blessings to you all,
Linda Holzworth