January 9, 1946 ~ September 8, 2021
Lois Faye Knight Graves gained her wings and departed to her heavenly home on September 8, 2021. Lois passed peacefully after a lengthy battle to Alzheimer’s and later sub coming to COVID-19.
Lois was born January 9, 1946, the oldest of 9 children in Tylertown MS to the late Jessie Knight and Mary Thomas Knight. She was raised in Washington Parish and later in Baton Rouge LA where she reared her family. Lois most recently resided with her Daughter in Denham Springs, LA.
She retired from East Baton Rouge Parish School Systems after 25 years as a Bus Driver. Lois loved her family, treasured her time spent with her siblings, but cherished her time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. They say, “home is where the heart is” and Lois was a true testament to that statement. Everyone could feel the love that her heart would exude regardless of her surroundings.
Lois enjoyed the outdoors. She had a superb green thumb that was exhibited by the many variations of plants that were cultivated through her attention, nurturing, and dedication. In her spare time, she would pick up the brush and create special paintings for her family that will be cherished in the days ahead. Lois loved music and enjoyed spending time with friends and family at various events throughout her life.
One daughter, Patricia Broussard Polito and friend Stanley Mendelson of Denham Springs LA
MeMaw to two granddaughters and one grandson: Meaghan (Jacob) Thomas and McKinsey Dooley of Franklinton LA, and
Cory Polito of Denham Springs LA
Three great grandchildren: Raelynn Marie Thomas, Alivia Nichole Thomas, and Levi Jacob Thomas
4 brothers and sister in laws:
Norman (Cheryl) Knight of Walker LA
David Knight of Covington LA
Rickey (Kim) Knight of Franklinton LA
Jessie (Tammy) Knight of Franklinton LA
2 Sisters and brother in laws:
Terisa (Frank) Sumrall of Angier NC
Shirley (Danny) Brooks of Franklinton LA
Also, numerous nephews and nieces, cousins, and other family and friends.
Preceded in death by:
Husband: Jimmy Douglas Graves Sr.
Daughter: Cynthia Broussard Dooley
Father & Mother: Jessie & Mary Thomas Knight
Brother: John Wayne Knight
Sister: Mary Ann Knight
Son in Law: Jody Polito
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to Stanley Mendelson for his unwavering support, compassion, and care for Lois during the last few years.
Services will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Seale Funeral Home located at 1720 S Range Avenue, Denham Springs LA. Visitation for family and friends will begin at 1:00pm with funeral services 3:00pm. Due to current state and governmental requirements, Mask and Covid restrictions will be in place. We ask that you wear a face covering and maintain social distancing as much as possible. Internment will follow at Salem Cemetery located in Walker, LA.
Pallbearers will be:
Todd Knight, Jonathan Knight, Zachary Knight, Gene Cleland, Blake Cleland, Trey Knight
Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.