Alfreda E Knight, 76, peacefully transitioned to her heavenly home on Monday, August 2, 2021. Alfreda was born June 5, 1945, to the late Alfred James Edmonds and Fannie Branch Edmonds in Norfolk, Virginia. She was a twin and had an older sister. She was educated in the Norfolk Public Schools System and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. She was married to Dr. Elbert T. Knight. She went on to earn degrees from Norfolk State University B.S. in Early Childhood and M.A. in Teaching Elementary Education. Alfreda went on to pursue a Doctorate in Education.
At an early age, Alfreda found Christ and followed her father's lead, Dr. Frank P. Wise, pastor of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church in Norfolk. She went on to work alongside her husband at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Porstmouth for forty years. She was the assistant to the pastor. She founded Medical Day for Senior Citizens, Meals on Wheels, Praise Dancers for all Ages, The Alfreda E. Knight Golden Age Ministry, Senior Ministry, Multi-Media Ministry, Youth Tutoring Program, Childrenś Summer Camp. Alfreda loved helping others and especially children. She worked with Norfolk Social Services for over thirty-eight years. She was an eligibility supervisor for over twenty years. After leaving Norfolk Social Services, Alfreda began subbing for Virginia Beach Public Schools.
Alfreda was predeceased by her uncle and aunt, Dr. Frank and Marie Wise. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Dr. Elbert T. Knight, son Elbert T. Knight Jr., daughter Monique Knight, sister Harriett Clemons (Allen), sister Juanita Clarke (Edward), her beloved grandchildren Kanesha, Dequana, Mason, Laci, and Myles, niece Crystal McLaurin-Harris (Jonathan), great-nephew Jared, cousins, and friends from coast to coast. Mrs. Knight was an active and longtime member of Tidewater Baptist Women Missionary and Education Convention, Interdenominational Ministerś Wives and Ministerś Widows Alliance of Tidewater, Iota Omega Chapter of AKA Sorority, Inc., Life Member of NAACP, Fairfield Garden Club.
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