OBITUARY

Eulalee Veronica Knight

March 28, 1929November 30, 2018
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We are deeply saddened to inform you that Eulalee (Tutsie) Veronica Knight; (nee Schroeter), of Sunrise, Florida, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday 12/1/2018, while an inpatient at Wilton Manors Health and Rehab, where she was staying since October 2018.

She was predeceased by her husband of almost 35 years, the late Henry Kenneth Knight and siblings Vin Francis, Lincoln White and Ceta White. She is survived by her step- daughter, Claudette, step-grandson, Christopher, Sisters Joyce White and Iris Hamilton; several nieces; Edney Francis and other nephews; Dorothy Gordon and other cousins, relatives and friends.

Her Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday 12/8/2018 at Baileys Memorial, 6701 West Commercial Blvd, Tamarac, FL. 33319. Viewing at 10am. Service at 11am. Repast TBD.

Our heartfelt thanks and many blessings to the Vitas Hospice Teams 148, and 172, and also to the Wilton Manors Health and Rehab Staff for the Tender Loving Care they provided to her at every level.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Biography

Eulalee Veronica Knight, lovingly known as ‘Tutsie’, 89, of Sunrise, Florida, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday, December 1, 2018.
She was born on March 28, 1929 in Gordon Town, Jamaica W.I. to the late Brenetta Hall and Oscar Schroeter.
Tutsie emigrated from Jamaica to England in the 1960’s and she reports that this was a difficult decision for her, and that she was quite homesick as she lived the rather unfamiliar British way of life, which she identified as being more foreign than she had anticipated. Tutsie was blessed to make some good, lifelong friends during this era, including the Standburys and Barry and Gloria. These friends helped to ease this time of tough transition for her.
After completing a Nursing Program at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, she worked in several different nursing arenas. Her love and passion was working with Geriatrics and she excelled in providing her patients with real love, care and individualized attention. Tutsie successfully worked in her chosen area of nursing in the UK and later, after emigrating, she also worked here in the USA.
She was a beautiful woman and had no lack of suitors; however, on September 23, 1970 she married the man she chose, Henry Kenneth Knight, and they remained married for almost 35 years before he predeceased her on July 22, 2005.
Tutsie was very committed to her family and often spoke lovingly and romantically of her childhood in Jamaica with her mother and father, her siblings and other members of her extended family. She was always quick to share fascinating stories of her childhood experiences in Gordon Town, and equally quick to support her family members in any way she could.
Her husband, Henry immigrated to the USA in 1978 and Tutsie joined him in 1980. They resided in Capital Heights, Maryland for several years before retiring and moving to South Florida in 1990.
During these latter years and months, Tutsie developed progressive Dementia, but she was always alert, direct, quite happy and most pleasant, even in her times of being confused. She loved to entertain and just absolutely ‘lit up’ when she got visitors. She never got tired of telling her stories of long ago and those memories remained crisp and engaging.

Though we will miss her, she is at peace now and we Thank God for His mercies in preserving her life and dignity through the various trials she faced throughout her life; to the ripe age of 89 years!

Dorothy Gordon, Tutsie’s cousin, is hereby commended for providing care, concern and a level of needed companionship to Tutsie over the last few years. She has been steadfast and engaged, and has unashamedly involved her immediate family members in ‘helping Cousin Tuts’.

Tutsie is survived by her step- daughter, Claudette, step-grandson, Christopher, Sisters Joyce White and Iris Hamilton; several nieces; Edney Francis and other nephews; Dorothy Gordon and other cousins, relatives and friends.

The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks and many blessings to the Vitas Hospice Teams 148, and 172, and also to the Wilton Manors Health and Rehab Staff for the Tender Loving Care they provided to Eulalee (Tutsie) Knight while she was in their care.