Obituary – Lottie Estelle Tidwell Knighton

Published 1:00 pm Friday, March 29, 2019

Lottie Estelle Tidwell Knighton, 86, died Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Yalobusha County Nursing Home in Water Valley, Mississippi. The funeral service will be Monday, April 1, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Virgil Nelson officiating.  Burial will follow at Pine Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, March 31, 2019, from 4 p.m. until 6 the funeral home.

Born in Taylor, Mississippi, to the late Carl and Myrtle Bishop Tidwell. Mrs. Knighton worked as a nurse’s aide at Yalobusha County Nursing Home and was a member of Yellow Leaf Baptist Church.  Her nurturing spirit continued outside of work and into the lives of her family and those in her community.  Remembered for her heart of gold, Mrs. Knighton served as a foster grandparent at North MS Regional Center, was a constant volunteer wherever she was needed, and truly enjoyed giving to others.  She enjoyed playing games like Dominos, Bingo and Rummy, and keeping her hobbies well rounded. She also enjoyed worshipping in church and keeping up with her soap operas (especially Days of Our Lives).  Above all, her love for her Lord sustained her and she relished in time spent with family.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Knighton was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester Knighton; a daughter, Robbie Knighton; a grandson, Chris Knighton; a great granddaughter, Caitlin Williams; five sisters and five brothers.

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Survivors include four sons, Lawrence Knighton, and his wife, Lawanda, of Oxford, Mississippi, Rodney Knighton, and his wife, Dell, of Water Valley, Johnny Knighton, and his wife, Denise, of Oxford, and Carl Knighton of Water Valley; a sister, Joanie Rodgers of New Albany, Mississippi; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Knighton’s memory may be made to Yellow Leaf Baptist Church Building Fund, 50 CR 435, Oxford, MS 38655.For further information or to leave an online condolence, please call 662.234.7971 or visit