April 6, 1943 - November 7, 2020
Harvey McKnight, Jr. was born April 6, 1943 in King Street, North Carolina to parents, Sankco McKnight and Reather McKnight. He began school in King Street, North Carolina and completed his education in Florida. Harvey song with the Sweet Hope Male Chorus for many years also with the Mt. Pleasant Male Chorus for many years. He attended Mt. Pleasant for 20 years. Harvey was married to Betty McKnight for 48 years and between the two of them they had seven children. Harvey loved going to church every Sunday rain or shine and was an active member of the Silver Angels ministry of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. He was a masonic for many years until his health began to fail him. Harvey worked for Yale University for 35 years. He had many friends and loved to travel and go everywhere. “We all loved Harvey, but God loved him best. He was a very good husband to me. I thank God for lending him to me for so many years”. Harvey was preceded in death by his father, Sankco McKnight; mother, Reather McKnight; brothers: Billy McKnight, Earnest McKnight and Milton McKnight; sisters: Ola Mae Goodwin and Virginia McCray; daughter, Cheri Drakes and son, Harvey Mcknight, Jr. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Betty McKnight of Orlando, Florida; children: Virgina Coleman, Rose Marie Tatum and Ransom Tatum, all of Orlando, Florida, Barbara Jean Wilks (Williams) and Miranda McKnight, both of New Haven, Connecticut; siblings: Henry McKnight (Louise) of West Haven, Connecticut, Bobby McKnight (Alene) of New Haven, Connecticut and Leola Pearson of West Haven, Connecticut; special niece, Isabelle McKnight of Hamden, Connecticut; 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, godchildren: Wendy Gore, Dorean, Cowanna Lawson (Phillip), Nadine Stubbs and Darlene McFearson; aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
Harvey McKnight, Jr. was born April 6, 1943 in King Street, North Carolina to parents, Sankco McKnight and Reather McKnight. He began school in King Street, North Carolina and completed his education in Florida. Harvey song with the Sweet Hope... View Obituary & Service Information
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