The Life & Legacy of Mae Queen Knight
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
I have fought a good fought, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge,
shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
~ II Timothy 4: 6 -8
Mae Queen Knight, daughter of the late Raymond Jordan, Sr. and Gerline Faison Jordan, was born, Sunday, June 15, 1941, in Northampton County, North Carolina.
At an early age, Mae accepted Christ and followed the path of discipleship. She was educated in the Northampton County Public School System. As a young adult, Mae migrated north to Newark, New Jersey. She became employed by Topper Toys, where she met her life partner Roosevelt Knight, Jr.
Mae had many passions and interests. As an adult, she served as a Deaconess at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, in Newark, New Jersey, for several decades. After relocating to Weldon, North Carolina in 1998, she continued her commitment of service and became an active member of the Deaconess Board of St. Peters Missionary Baptist Church. She used her creative eye to adorn her home with beauty and style, inside and out. Her sense of fashion was evident in the unique and stunning hats that she could be seen wearing each Sunday at church.
On Thursday, February 10, 2022, the Angel of Peace visited Mae and whispered, “Peace Be Thine.” Mae accepted the call and entered eternal rest. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two sons, Morris Wayne Cotton and Eric Knight.
Cherished memories will forever remain in the hearts of those that she touched. She leaves behind: her beloved husband, Roosevelt Knight Jr; sons, Maso Cotton and Mabry Cotton (Michell); daughters, Shirley Turner (Patrick) and Joy Burnett; grandchildren, Harrun, Antonio, Termaine, Patrick, Sasha, Rha-shawn, Jaquan, Janay, Maya, Ania, Jewel, Jade and Ni-ray. Mae’s legacy can be seen in her grandchildren which she raised as her own, Takeera, Khia, Tarrell, Eric, and Kenyan. She showed them all unconditional love. They always had plates waiting on them and clothes ironed. She stayed up throughout the night until they made it home. She saw them off in the morning to work or school. All they ever knew was their grandmother. They all have part of her in them. To Takeera she left her strength. Eric will now be the rock and the glue that keeps them together. To Khia she left her sense of fashion. Kenyan was her shadow. It’s scary he’s so much like her. Tarrell, her backbone will now be the caretaker of the house, as she always had him assisting her with projects in the yard and cleaning her mirrors throughout the house.
In addition, to her husband, children and grandchildren, Mae is lovingly survived by her sisters and brothers, Earline Joyner, Raymond Jordan, Jr., Lois Jean Jordan, Julia Flythe, Rebie Hansom, Clarence Michael Jordan and June Woodson (James); one aunt, Vivian F. Blount; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She will forever be loved and missed.
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