James Knotts

James Knotts

COLUMBIA -- On the twelfth day of September 2020, Deacon James Knotts of 7900 Richard St., Columbia, passed away at the age of 100 years old. Deacon Knotts, Montford Point Marine veteran, entered a peaceful rest at his residence.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at Bushy Pond Baptist Church, Norway, with Pastor James E. Holiday officiating. The body will lie in state beginning at noon.

Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at Sweet Home Baptist Church, Columbia.

Survivors include his daughter, Carrie Knotts-Jackson of Piscataway, N.J.; grandchildren, Janeen, Michal, Dawn, Tisha, Brenda, Cynthia and Eugene (Myra); great-grandchildren, Maya, Kayla, Skylar, Ashleigh, Adam, Miles, Trey, Justin, Jerome and Dexter; seven great-great grandchildren; sister in love, Betty Walker; and numerous other relatives.

The family has asked that COVID-19 precautions be followed and a face mask must be worn while attending all services.

Online condolences can be made to www.jacksonsmemorialchapel.net.

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Published by The Times and Democrat on Sep. 18, 2020.
Graveside service
Bushy Pond Baptist Church
, Norway, South Carolina
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Mr. James Knotts was a true patriot and stellar leader in words and deeds in the Richard Street Community. His was a life well led and lived. He taught us all to give of ourselves and to love and cherish every moment. During my last visit with him in August 2019, he said his wish was to live to 100, because “99 and one-half won’t do!” Thanks for your sacrifices and service and for the lessons you taught so many of us. Montfort Point Marines were hard as nails and Mr. Knotts surely lived up to that description. Rest well and peaceful Sir. Your life here on Earth was just and dutifully lived.
CSM (R) Oscar Shaw, III
September 19, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
From Mr. Isaiah Jenkins &Gussie, Patrick Jenkins& Tammie, Patrice J Henderson & Darrell, Phyllis J Wright & Minister Patrick Wright, Pharalynn J Brown& Dr.Shean Brown & Grandchildren .
We love you family .
Patrice Henderson
September 15, 2020