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James Robert Knight

December 18, 1942 ~ January 22, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

James Knight Obituary

James Robert Knight was born December 18, 1942, in Cleveland, Ohio.  James was born to Willie Mae Knight and Charles Brown (aka) Edward Mays, both deceased.

James attended Cleveland Public Schools, graduating from East High, after graduation he joined the United States Marine Corp. He served from November 1, 1962, until October 31 1966, after serving his country he went to work at Graybar where he worked for over 30 years.

James met and married the love of his life Mary Harris in November 1966 and married September 11, 1971. They were together until her death in December 2015. James accepted Christ at a young age and was a faithful member of Lee Road Baptist Church.

James was a member of the William T. Boyd Lodge #79, President of Glendale Street Committee. In 1998, President of Precinct S, Lee Harvard association president 2002-2008, councilman from September 2005-December 2005 to finish Joe Jones term. He was also a member of the Church board, member of the house Committee, member of Lee Road Baptist men and sang in the men’s choir.

James was preceded in death by Mary Knight (wife), brothers: Jessie Mays, Albert Brown, Elder Rufus Brown, Charles E. Brown Jr., Sisters: Mattie Brown and Essie B. Stone.

James leaves to cherish his memories, son: Richard Marsh (Debra), daughter: Tracie Marsh, and a special niece he called “Pearl Pearl”. Pearlie Brown (caretaker). Many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. And two special cousins Wilomina Luke and Ruben Harris.

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Services

Masonic Service
Saturday
February 3, 2024

9:30 AM
Lee Road Baptist Church
3970 Lee Road
Cleveland, OH 44128

Wake
Saturday
February 3, 2024

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Lee Road Baptist Church
3970 Lee Road
Cleveland, OH 44128

Celebration of Life
Saturday
February 3, 2024

10:30 AM
Lee Road Baptist Church
3970 Lee Road
Cleveland, OH 44128

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