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Stanley Knight

Stanley Allen Knight "Jay"

Friday, September 9th, 1983 Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

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Obituary for Stanley Allen Knight "Jay"

Stanley Allen Knight, Jr.
Sunrise: September 9, 1983 - Sunset: July 16, 2019

On September 9, 1983 in Miami, Florida, a beautiful baby boy, Stanley Allen Knight, Jr. was born to Mr. Stanley Allen Knight, Sr. and Mrs. Letha Bell Knight. From a very young age, Stanley Jr. realized his pathway of duty and followed it with great pride, knowing that God was his keeper and the head of his life. He was baptized on January 7, 1996 by Chaplin Warren A. Watties, at the Hanscom Air Force Base Chapel in Bedford, MA. While there, he served in the children's choir and the youth ministry. Stanley, Jr. also attended Bethel AME Church in Lowell, MA, where he willingly took on the responsibility of creating and designing the church bulletins and flyers.

As a child of a military family, Stanley, Jr. received his basic education at schools hosted by the Department of Defense on Air Force Bases (AFB) around the world, including Zaragoza, Spain; George AFB in Victorville, CA; and Bedford High School in Bedford, MA. While at Bedford High School, he played on the varsity football team, and was a member of both the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and the chorus. In 2012, Stanley, Jr. earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Graphics from Springfield College of Springfield, MA. Stanley, Jr. was previously employed as a civil servant in the Department of Defense; at Burke Distributing Corporation, in Randolph, MA; and most recently at MCI USA, in McLean, VA.

On September 29, 2012 Stanley, Jr. and Francesca Yvonne Gunn were united in marriage. They were blessed with a beautiful baby boy, Dylan Jacob Knight on March 2, 2015.

Stanley, Jr. was a loving and caring person, and was a blessing to all who came to know him. Often known as the "Gentle Giant," he was a big guy with an even bigger heart. He adored his beloved family, as well as his extensive family of friends.

Left to cherish precious memories are:
Parents, Stanley Allen Knight, Sr. and Letha Bell Knight of Damascus, MD; Wife, Francesca Knight and Son, Dylan Knight of Frederick, MD; Sisters: Dawn (Dan) Cannell of East Lake, CO; Ladawnya (Bruce) Cox of Boston, MA; Krystal Fountain of Johnstown, CO; and Yolanda Knight of OK.

Mother-in-Law, Patricia Gunn and Father-in-Law, Archibald Gunn III of Newport, RI; Sisters-in-Law: Varina (Mike) James of Newport, RI; and Alexia Gunn, of Fort Washington, MD; Brothers-in-Law: Zachary Gunn of Portsmouth, RI; and Vincent Gunn of Newport, RI.

Uncles: Raymond Knight of Portsmouth, VA; Charles (Nancy) Knight of Las Vegas, NV; Garland (Cassandra) Knight of Chesapeake, VA; Richard Flowers of Ozark, AL; John (Norma Jean) Kilow of Airton, AL; and Christopher Flowers, also of Airton, AL.

Aunts: Linda (Thaddious) Johnson of Miami, FL; Mary Grant of Miami, FL; Oma (Billy) Capel of Airton, AL; Wanda (Ulysee) Lightner of Clio, AL; Mary Thomas of Airton, AL; and Hope (Anthony) Barrow of Ozark, AL.

Nieces: Kaya and Kassidy Fountain of Thornton, CO; and, Zendaya Gunn of Portsmouth, RI.
Nephews: Malcolm Cox of Brockton, MA; and Zaire and Zayne Gunn of Portsmouth, RI.

And, a host of beloved cousins, family members, friends and co-workers.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Church of the Redeemer Clarksburg
    22616 Gateway Center Drive
    Clarksburg, MD
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    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
    9:00am - 11:00am
  • Celebration of Life

    Church of the Redeemer Clarksburg
    22616 Gateway Center Dr.
    Clarksburg, MD
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  • Interment

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 |
    Parklawn Memorial Park
    12800 Veirs Mill Road
    Rockville, MD
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    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

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Lennox Z. Rodney, Jr.

Stan, as I knew him was an awesome person. He was a loyal friend. When he left Massachusetts his absence was felt. I want for the family to move on strong as I believe he’d want for you and know that his presence will be felt long after as it has for me since hearing of his passing.
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Sylvia Holmes

Jay is gone too soon, but may Gods peace & loving arms of comfort surround you! Love you Sylvia, Patrice and Tony
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Robert and Jerry

You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
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Burke Distributing Corporation

Never forgotten. Our deepest condolences.
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Manat Santiago

RIH Cuz gone to soon your Memory and legacy will live on in all of our hearts and in the face of your son and the ones you loved and loved you back Manat
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