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Ann L. (Ammons) Knight

October 2, 1953 ~ August 11, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old


Ann Lucretia Knight was born on October 2, 1953 in Vaiden, Mississippi to Norman and Willie Mae Ammons; affectionately known as Shane or Auntie.

God called home His good and faithful servant on Friday, August 11, 2023 while at her home with her dedicated husband by her side. She completed her high school education and confessed her life to Christ at an early age and dedicated many years of service to All Nations Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Bishop Robert R. Sanders. She later served on the Mother's Board by the appointment of Pastor Dwayne M. Barefield.

Ann loved her daughters and grandchildren fiercely, oftentimes making great sacrifices to see them happy.  Her motherly love was extended to her nieces and nephews, all of whom held a special place in her heart and home.  Ann was known for her larger than life personality and possessed a special talent for filling rooms with smiles and laughter wherever she went. She shared a genuine love to friends, family and strangers alike and would not hesitate to use her gift of anointed, healing hands to heal and uplift the sick. Her powerful prayers are the lifeblood of her family.

Early in life, Ann moved to Joliet, IL where she later met and married the love of her life, Orlando Knight, on October 21, 1974. To this union, five daughters that she would go on to love and protect with unwavering devotion, were born.

She is preceded in death by her father. Norman Ammons and mother, Willie Mae Ammons and Infant sister, Willie Mae, her sister, Barbara Ammons Cartwright; a special niece, Angela Edwards. A and special aunt, Susie Mae Bell.

She leaves to hold the memory of her light her faithful husband of nearly 50 years, Orlando Knight; five daughters, Shonya (Joey) Owens, Shawona, Yolanda, Shamika, Shari Knight and Stephanie Kirksey (in marriage). 10 grandchildren, Ebony Hughes, Jonaia Warren, Teriana Graham, Orlando Graham, Allison Kirksey, Tajae Creal, Sanaa Creal, Ayden May, Thomas “Ty” Creal and Nova Heard; two great-grandchildren, Ameah Hughes and Karter Dominique; three brothers, William (Robin) Ammons, Melvin (Anita) Ammons, and Ronnie Hamilton; four sisters, Geraldine (Gene) Clark, Dorothy (Clarence) Moore, Marilyn Ammons, and Mayona Hamilton. A special niece, Nancy Cartwright and two special nephews, Adolf Clark and Melvin Ammons Jr. and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

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August 18, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
All Nations Church of God in Christ
503 South Water Street
Joliet, Illinois 60436

Celebration of Life
August 18, 2023

11:00 AM
All Nations Church of God in Christ
503 South Water Street
Joliet, Illinois 60436

Interment following funeral service
August 18, 2023

Elmhurst Cemetery
1212 E. Washington Street
Joliet, IL 60433


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