Willie J. McKnight

On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, Willie McKnight Jr., loving son, brother, and father of two, passed away at age 53.

Willie James McKnight Jr. was born January 15, 1965 in Brooklyn, NY. to Willie James McKnight Sr., and Earther Lee Dunlap-McKnight. He was the third of six children born to his mother. As a child he loved playing basketball and had a heart for stray animals. He was a sweet child who grew into a generous man. In his early 20s, he moced to Charlotte, NC. and later had a son Uneek Jerome McKnight. In his late 20s he moved to Columbus, Ohio where he fathered his daughter JehDeiah Mixon and later pursued a career in security and law enforcement.

Willie was a no-nonsense kind-of-guy, known for his trademark, wearing his sunglasss on the back of his head. He was an avid music lover with a vast collection, and was always the best unofficial DJ and bartender at many social gatherings. Willie had his own style of Brooklyn boy dancing. In his down time he enjoyed watching the latest movies and reading psychology material online. His original catch phrases, wild stories, and uncommon wisdom will be missed.

Willie is preceded in death by mother Earther, and brothers Jerome and Tyrone.

He leaves to cherish his memories; father Willie, children Uneek Jerome, and JehDeiah, sisters Elaine, LaTisha, and brother Robert (Patricia), also a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Friday, September 21, 2018 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment in Charlotte, NC.

Condolence Messages

  1. We would like to extend our condolences to the family. May you have peace and comfort in knowing God cares for you and want to comfort you in your time of need. May the peace of God guard your hearts.

  2. You were always pleasant and kind to me, and your face will be missed around work. May your soul find peace in a land where worries no longer exist, and you are safe from all harms. Rest in His arms buddy…farewell until we meet again.

  3. Our family sends their condolences to yours. May you find peace and comfort in the Lord. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers our with you and yours during this difficult time. Our hearts go out to you, prayers for peace.

  4. My heart goes out to you in this time of loss. I worked with Willie and enjoyed his upbeat sense of humor and kindness. He will be missed.

  5. You always made the day brighter and we will miss you at work. My condolences to Willey’s family. You are in my family’s prayers.

  6. To The McKnight Family:

    I am so sorry for your loss and I pray that God comforts you and holds you in the palm of His hand through this time.
    God Bless and Rest in Heaven Willie.

    Cynthia Shannon (FSO #117, FCSO)

  7. To the Dunlap & McKnight Family

    We were very sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. Please know that our prayers are with you on this day that God will continue to comfort and strengthen you during this very difficult time.
    God Bless you
    Pastor Douglas and Lady Linda Sutton

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