Nellie Susie Knight
March 2, 1934 – April 1, 2018
Nellie Knight passed away peacefully surrounded by her family the evening of April 1, 2018. Nellie was preceded in death by her husband Carlton Crosby Knight to whom she married in April of 1956.
Nellie was born on March 2, 1934 in Croxley Green, England to the late Nellie (Edwards) Warwick and the late Hubert Warwick. She had an older brother – the late James Warwick. In her youth, she enjoyed feeding the ducks around Buckingham Palace, playing ping pong, dancing, ice skating and swimming. She loved the rain. She met her husband Carlton when she worked as a clerk at the railroad in Great Britain and the two married in April of 1956.
Through their marriage, they travelled to various military bases in the U.S. and England, finally settling in Waldorf, Maryland. Nellie got her US Citizenship in 1962, becoming a dual citizen. Together they raised 5 children: Jim (Sheri) Knight, Sandra (Jeff) Enlow, Neal Knight, Gerry (Kim) Knight and Gary (Tiffiny) Knight.
As a family, there were many summers spent camping at Solomon’s Island with close friends. Nellie loved watching Wimbledon tennis, card nights with John and Gail Connell and John and Margaret Harding, the Green Bay Packers (thanks to Bart Starr), teaching her family to play London Rummy and spending time with her grandchildren. But the one thing that brought her the most joy was having all five of her kids together with her.
She was known as Nan and Nene to her 16 grandchildren – Kira Grantz and Daniel Knight, Scott, Christopher, Jaclyn and Samantha Enlow, Hannah and Clay Knight, Kristin Tinsman, Andrew and Rebecca Knight, Brittney Bowman, Adam, Zachary, Alyssa and Kayden Knight, as well as 6 great grandchildren.
Nellie will be missed by many close friends and family, and will remain in our hearts forever.
Visitation will be held at Huntt Funeral Home on Thursday, April 5 from 11 am to 12 noon following which will be her memorial service. The family invites all to a reception immediately following as we remember and celebrate her life.
- Memorial Gathering Thursday, April 5, 2018
- Memorial Service Thursday, April 5, 2018
Nellie Susie Knight
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April 5, 2018
MOTHERS NEVER REALLY DIE
Death beckoned her with outstretched hand
And Whispered softly of an 'UNKNOWN LAND'
But she was not afraid to go
For though the path she did not know
She took DEATH'S HAND without a fear,
For He who safely brought her here
Had told her He would lead the way
Into ETERNITY'S BRIGHT DAY...
And so she did not go alone
Into the 'VALLEY THAT'S UNKNOWN'
She gently took DEATH BY THE HAND
And journeyed to 'THE PROMISED LAND'...
And there, with step so light and gay,
She polishes the sun by day
And lights the stars that shine at night
And keeps the moonbeams silvery bright...
For MOTHERS really never die,
They just 'KEEP HOUSE UP IN THE SKY'...
And in the HEAVENLY HOME ABOVE
They wait to 'welcome' those they love.
(Helen Steiner Rice)
I hope and pray that you and the family are well, Jim.
Although I never met your mother or father,
I can tell that they were both wonderful people by the
way you reflect upon others and they way that you
are as my friend. Please know that you are all in our
thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Do not
hesitate to call me if you need me for anything.
Best regards always,
Robert & Karen Lee
April 4, 2018
Words cannot express the sadness I feel for the loss of my dear friend Nell. I will never forget when I first met my John and he immediately introduced me to his best friends who were Nell and Cros and John and Margaret Harding. We became good friends instantly and to this day I treasure their friendship. They welcomed me immediatelY. We made some great memories together. I know one person that will be happy to see Nell again and Cros. May Nell restinpeace. And to her wonderful family who did such a terrific job of caring for her. You all now have a very special angel to watch over you all. With love and symmmpathy to you all, heart goes. Out to you all