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In loving memory ofHazel Kathlen Knight

Hazel   Kathlen Knight

Mrs. Hazel Kathleen Elethia Knight joyfully joined her late husband Rev Dr. John Knight at the feet of Jesus January 8th,2018. Her children and grandchildren rejoice in this reunion as Hazel lived each day for the glory of Her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in whose presence she now rests.

Born to Asley and Amy (Johnston) Yates on May 29th, 1934 in Black River Westmoreland Jamaica, she was the oldest of two children. Hazel spent her youth on the idyllic family estate at Content. A beautiful spot overlooking the ocean at Bluefields.  From a young age she showed a special interest in assisting people in need, particularly women, youth and children. Therefore, it was no surprise that she spent much of her professional life as a Registered Nurse specializing in ER, Surgical/Oncology, and Visiting nursing.

Hazel married the love of her life, Rev John Knight, on Aug 30th, 1956. They became engaged following a 4-day courtship that turned into a love affair for the ages. She said “I got on my knees and prayed that the Lord would send me a godly man who ate nicely, spoke nicely, whose shoes were always shined and one where my marriage would not end in divorce. The moment I rose from my knees the phone rang and that call introduced me to John.” At the time of John’s death last year, they had been married 60 years. Indeed, Hazel was the perfect Godly woman who worked along side her husband for the Glory of the Lord. She became a local preacher and over the years held many leadership roles in the United Methodist Church.

Hazel loved nothing more than reading her bible. Each night for at least an hour one could find her beside her bed reading her scriptures and praying to the God she so adored. She was an exceptional pastor’s wife, outstanding mother, and a gentle loving and talented nurse.

She is survived by her two children, Peter (Florence) Knight of Boston, MA and Mary (Paul) Elzinga of Doylestown, PA. Beloved grandchildren, Joshua Knight, Rachel and Rebecca Elzinga, Mary Kuipers, and great-grandchildren, Tristan Knight, Andrew, Abigail &. AJ Kuipers.  She was preceded in death by her parents, sibling (Calvin Yates) and grandson (Raphael Knight).

Hazel devoted her life to faithfully following her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  She was a confidant, advisor, comforter, supporter and friend to all. She sought to be a loving reflection of Christ and could always be heard saying, “Do all the good you can, to all the people that you can, for as long as you can. In so doing, you show them the love of Jesus Christ our Savior.”
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday January 20,2018 at 11 A.M. at the Doylestown United Methodist Church, Doylestown PA

Memorial Gifts may be sent to:

Preachers Aid Society of Greater New England (51 Charles Wesley Ct, Wells, ME 04090 or online at

Caribbean Minister Fellowship Emergency Fund (c/o Rev. Dr. Sydney Sadio, 1205 Creekside Dr., Wellington, FL 33414)

Life Celebration services provided by Leaver/Cable of Buckingham, PA
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(John 5:28, 29) . . .Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, THOSE WORDS ARE REASSURING TO BE ABLE TO SEE OUR LOVED ONES AGAIN.

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M Lewin

Condolences to the family and friends of the late Ms.Knight, losing a beloved family member is a very sad but painful experience, but rest assured that the God and father of all tender mercies will provide the comfort needed for you to cope.


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Condolences to all loved ones during your time of loss. May fond memories console you. We have the assurance from God that He will swallow up death forever and wipe tears from all faces. (Isaiah 25:8) We all look forward to that time.

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My condolences to the family of Mrs Knight May you find comfort in Gods word the Bible. 1 Corinthians 15:26 says “The last enemy death is to be brought to nothing”. That’s a promise that Jehovah will end sickness and death.

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V. F.

Please accept my condolences for the loss of your dear loved one. May "the God of comfort " soothe your pain and His promise of a resurrection for those sleeping in death be your hope. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 ; Acts 24:15.

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My sincere sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your mother. During this stressful time please remember that God is near to those that are broken hearted and those crushed in spirit he saves. (Psalms 34:18)

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My Condolences to the family and friends of Mrs .Knight. There is nothing in life that hurts more than the loss of a loved one. The Bible gives us hope that our God has the power to release us from death. He promise is those powerless in death will

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To the dear family and friends of Mrs. Hazel, my deepest condolences. Losing a loved one may bring tears and pain, and so we look forward to the time when soon "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out". John 5:28,29

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K Douglass

May you find comfort in the resurrection hope promised to us where we can see our dead loved ones in the promised new world Rev 21:3,4

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Sorry for the loss of your dear love ones.may you find comfort in knowing that our almighty God feels your pain and have a yearning to bring your dear dear love one back please Job.14:14,15

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Please accept my sincere commiseration. Jehovah gives us a marvelous hope for the future. He promises to bring back our dear love ones. John 5:28 & 29 and 1 Peter 5:7. The bible assures us: “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, both sur

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