George William McKnight, Jr.

george mcknight, jr.
George William \"Big Sugar\" McKnight, Jr., 58, died Friday, June 1, 2018, at Kindred Hospital, Louisville, surrounded by Family and Friends. He was born on August 24, 1959 in Frankfort, KY to the late George William McKnight Sr, and Mary Elizabeth Samuels, and upon his mother\'s passing was raised by his aunt, the late Lillian Barnett. \"Baby George\", as he was known while growing up in Frankfort, KY., was a 1977 graduate of Franklin County High School and served in the United States Marine Corps. He was employed as a Forklift Operator in Louisville, Lexington, and Frankfort for 25 years. George married the love of his life, Nellie Elizabeth Norris on April 1, 2006. He was a volunteer football coach for the Danville High School Danville Admirals, under Coach Sam Harp and coached for the Indiana Bucks, Kentucky Pythons and most recently the Kentucky Piranhas Semi Pro Football teams. He was an avid Louisville Cardinal fan and never met a stranger. He was a member of First Baptist Church, 200 W. Walnut, Danville and was Co-Leader of the Audio-Visual Ministry and a member of the Danville-Boyle County NAACP. In addition to his Parents and Aunt, he is predeceased by brothers Alonzo Samuels and William \"Tommy\" McKnight. He is survived by his wife, Nellie Norris McKnight, two stepsons, John E. Gray, Barbourville, KY and Joshua M. Gray, Danville, KY.: a sister, Wanda E. Samuels, a brother Jerry L.(Sarah Spillman)Samuels: a nephew, Henry I. Collins III: two nieces, Sha-Sha-Lanee\' Collins and Kenya Disponett Collins all of Frankfort and a host of loving Relatives and Friends. Visitation will be Wednesday, June, 6, 2018 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at First Baptist Church, 200 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY. The funeral service will be at 11:00am, Thursday, June 7, 2018 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Darrick Briscoe officiating. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations are suggested to First Baptist Audio-Visual Ministry, mail donations to: First Baptist Church Audio-Visual Ministry 200 W. Walnut Street Danville, KY 40422 Visitation: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at First Baptist Church, 200 W. Walnut, Danville Funeral: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 7, 2018 at First Baptist Church, 200 W. Walnut, Danville Burial: Danville Memorial Gardens

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  1. May God be your comfort and strength during this journey. Find hope in 2 Corinthians 5:1.

  2. Dear Nellie, We extend our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your loved one. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. May the abundance of prayers and thoughts comfort you during this difficult time, today and forever. Sincerely, Cedric, Judy & Colin Burnam

  3. Nellie, keeping you in my prayers as you learn to navigate life without George. The love you two shared was apparent to all that knew you two. He will be forever in your heart and memories. My sincere condolences.

  4. I am so sorry Nellie to hear about your husband. Know that you and your family are in my prayers. Wish I could be there to comfort you. Love Barb

  5. Nellie, I did not know your husband but what I have read about him you were married to one fine gentlemen and who adored you. I will be thinking of you in the days and weeks to come.

  6. Dear Nellie: I am really sorry that you lost him. I know you were devoted to him. I have said a prayer for you. You have done so much for the youngsters in our community. Thank you and God bless you. Deedra

  7. Nellie The Lord has prepared George for his transition to him. George will always be with you. You will hear him walking. A. You will smell his scent and he will talk to your heart and soul. He will especially guide your spirit. God will always be with you my friend.

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