Louise Elizabeth Knights Malone was born in Danville, Virginia on August 31, 1934, to Webster Bethel and Nannie Harrison Bethel. After an unexpected physical emergency, she peacefully transitioned to eternal rest on Friday, June 14, 2019.
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She graduated from Dobins Vocational High School (one of the most prestigious highly accredited high schools in Philadelphia). She always had a servant’s heart and worked as a Social Worker and a Counselor to young men and women in County and State Juvenile Detention facilities.
As a young girl Louise accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. If anyone knew anything about her it was that she absolutely loved the Lord and expressing it in song, prayer and words of encouragement. Louise was a worshipper in the Choir of every church in which she became a member. She was a beloved member of First Church of God, Bishop Timothy Clarke.
In 1953 she married Joseph Knights. After decades of joyful singleness, at the age of 75, God blessed her with the joy of matrimony to James W. Malone (Honey), who loved her beyond measure until his transition into the presence of the Lord in 2015.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brothers Allen Bethel and Andrew Bethel and sister Arletta Hemphill.
She did not consider any of her children as step-children so left to cherish fond and loving memories are; Keith (Shumi) Knights, Karen (Jose) Matos, Kim (Alton) Knights, Charles Christian, Barbara (Fouche) Johnson, Tyrone Malone, Dorothy Malone and Patricia (Jeffrey) Malone-Smith, grandchildren Dione Knights, Chanel (Warner II) Miller, Bryan (Tiffany) Knights, Ramadan (Stephanie) Knights, Jose (Candace) Matos, Miquel (Cherise) Matos, Mia (Taz) Williams, Caleb (Faith) Knights, Dharar Abdus Sabur Knights, Deirdra (Keith) Ferguson, Daniel (Sheryl) Douglass, Niderra Malone, Marquelle (Raghib) Johnson, Emai Daniel, numerous great-grand- children and great-great grand-children, Brother John (Imogene) Weston, Sister-in-law Lucille Bethel and a host of numerous deeply loved relatives and friends.