Roger Knight Jr.

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Roger Lewis Knight, Jr. was born on October 17, 1982 in Columbus, Ohio at St. Ann’s hospital to Teresa R. Busby (Mangum) and Roger Lewis Knight, Sr. From the moment he could talk, Roger had the ability to make everyone laugh. Roger, also known as “Doodie”, could be characterized as sweet, kind-hearted, and loving. He attended South High school and was a participant in ROTC, and eventually received his GED while in Job Corp. Roger received many certificates of recognition and acknowledgements from Job Corp programs across the United States.

After graduating from Job Corp, Roger moved to Huntsville, Alabama where he began the next phase of his life with Kaledria Crutcher, and their son, X’zaveion Knight. Roger enjoyed every aspect of parenthood, and was considered a wonderful father. He was a faithful employee of Cinram, Intl. in Huntsville, Alabama for 10 years. Roger’s co-workers truly enjoyed his presence and considered working with him to be a true honor. Roger’s parents, son, family, and friends will treasure the memories he created with them forever.

Roger Lewis Knight, Jr. departed this earthly life on June 10, 2015 at the Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Julius R. Mangum, Sr.; maternal grandmother, Grace J. Mangum; aunt, Jacqueline A. Mangum; paternal grandmother, Adell Knight; uncles, Ralph Knight, Jr., Raymond Knight; and aunt, Dorothy Pitts. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Teresa R. (Franklin) Busby; father, Roger Knight, Sr.; siblings, Craig (Erica) Kenney, Angela (Michael) Susi, Edward Pyfrom, Eugene Mangum, and Cassandra Anderson; step-brothers and step-sister; special friend and mother of son, Kaledria Crutcher; son, X’zaveion Knight; as well as a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins, family members, and many friends.

Visitation 3:00pm and Funeral 4:00pm Friday June 19, 2015 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, CHAPEL OF PEACE, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

“When I Must Leave You”by Helen Steiner Rice

When I must leave you For a little while- Please do not grieve And shed wild tears And hug your sorrow to you Through the years, But start out bravely With a gallant smile; And for my sake And for my name Live on and do All things the same, Feed not your lonliness On empty days, But fill each waking hour In useful ways, Reach out your hand In comfort and in cheer And I in turn will comfort you And hold you near; And never, never Be afraid to die For I am waiting for you in the sky!

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