Mildred E. Knight, age 98, of McAlester, died Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at her home.
Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Friday, November 23, 2018 at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home Chapel in McAlester with Rev. Dr. Matt Judkins officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in McAlester. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a gift in Mimi’s memory to either the Heartland Hospice or the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Women.
Mildred was born on October 16, 1920 in Lehigh, Oklahoma to William Oscar and Winona (Walker) Holladay. She married James Edward “Bullet” Knight on April 2, 1942. She was co-owner and Vice President of the McAlester Wholesale Company. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church (Grand Avenue) and she was a long-time member and president of Grand Avenue and State United Methodist Women, the Crepe Myrtle Garden Club and the Garden Club of Oklahoma.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda Self and Dr. Burl Self of Virginia Beach, VA, Andrea (Knight) Wilson; her grandchildren and spouses, Sarah (Self) and Brent Kyler of Virginia Beach, VA, Jessica (Moss) and Brian Gilliam of McAlester, John (Myers) and Joseph Lee of Virginia Beach, VA; great-grandchildren, Rebecca Kyler of Virginia Beach, VA and Seth Gilliam of McAlester; her special friends, Sandy Gilliam, Sammie Toole, Shala Harper, Marketta Johnson and Heartland Hospice.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Knight; son, James William Knight; sister, Wilma (Holladay) Nepveux; brothers, Howard Holladay and William Holladay.
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