Deaconess Doretha Knox

December 9, 1938 ~ June 27, 2020 (age 81)


 Doretha Knox, maiden name Cathcart, was born on December 9, 1938 in Rock Hill South Carolina to George and Cornell Cathcart. God called her home on Saturday, June 27, 2020.

 Doretha was preceded in death by parents Cornell Cathcart and son, Whitney Knox.

 Doris leaves behind her loving husband, Sidney Knox, Jr.; two children, Eric Knox (Jennifer) and Sonia Knox- Morris (Don); sisters, Daisy Callahan (James), Bronx, New York; Katie Hinton (Kirk), Rock Hill, South Carolina and Connie Jordan of Petersburg, Florida; granddaughters, Antonia D. Estep Daley (Jake), Eastvale, California and Jasmine Knox of Virginia; great grandchildren, Jake Estep, Jacen Estep and Jillian Daley of Eastvale, California; brothers, George Cathcart, Plainfield, New Jersey, Vernon Cathcart, Columbia, South Carolina and Edward “Bud” Cathcart, Rock Hill, South Carolina; in-laws, Delores Stewart, Gastonia, North Carolina; James W. Knox (Doretha), Rock Hill, South Carolina; Margaret Knox, Atlanta, Georgia; Betty Knox, John Knox, Mary Talley, Ernest Knox, Doris Knox and William Knox, New Haven, Connecticut; God Daughter, Debra Sanders- McGarrity; devoted family friend, Shondell Williams; a host of nieces and nephews, too many to name, her church family, where she served for fifty years, Brownsville Community Baptist Church; friends and neighbors.

My Wife, Our Mother, Our Grandmother

Ma, there are so many things we can say

about you that will never end. You have

touched so many people’s lives and fulfilled

many different roles. Daughter, sister,

mother, wife, grandma, Nana, cousin,

godmother, friend, and neighbor. Most of all

you were you. A strong, stand tall firm

believer and inspirational blessing. Ma you

were there for everyone, as I would say a life

saver. When someone called you and needed

you, no matter the time, day or situation you

were there helping, supporting, giving,

teaching and listening. All the times you

were there, that showed deep down

how much you cared. Ma you will be missed.

You left us with so many memories

Of you that will never be forgotten.

Rest in peace Ma.

You made your home Knox central

 and always had something

to eat and a piece of cake on Sunday

for all who came through your door.

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July 2, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
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Brooklyn, NY 11208

Funeral Service
July 2, 2020

10:00 AM
Sampson Funeral Service
2601 Pitkin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208

July 2, 2020

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