Ms. Sylvia Chatman-McKnight was born to Jake and Rozella McKnight on July 2, 1957 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She later joined the family of Hosea and Willa Chatman and became the youngest of their 3 daughters. Elsie Chatman-Pannell being the oldest and Donna Warren being the middle child.
After Sylvia graduated from Broad Ripple High School, she received a Certificate from a local Technical School. She spent many years working as a Bank Teller and worked several other jobs. She also worked briefly for a Bank and Electronics Store in Tennessee.
She accepted Christ at an early age and later became a faithful member of Community Christian Church. In 2008 she and Elsie moved to Antioch, Tennessee to be close to family. Family was very important to Sylvia.There she joined Simon Baptist Church and became very active. She and the family moved to Valhermoso Springs, Alabama in 2013 and she joined Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. Sylvia loved serving the Lord, singing in the Church's Choirs, participating in Sunday School, Women's Missions and many other church activities. She loved reading and studying the Bible. When she could no longer live with her family, due to health issues, she moved to Brookshire Healthcare Center. There she was also active in church services, as well as other activities. She resided at Brookshire until she departed this life Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
She leaves to cherish her memories: Her Sister: Donna (Bruce) Warren and family of Laguana Hill, CA. Also leaves to mourn: Larry and Carrolyn Chatman, Bertha Sharpley, Crystal Johnson, Benita and Lawrence Fontenot, Sabrina Jones and the Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Family that supported and encouraged her through visits and prayers.
In Memoriam Appreciation... We do not take it lightly that you have entrusted your loved one to us. We are confident and sincerely pray that our services have satisfactory and comforting. We pray GOD bestows a blessing on each of you. Most Respectfully, Sharpley Funeral Home.
THANK YOU.. We the McKnight and Chatman Families would like to thank everyone for all acts of love during the passing of our loved one.
Under the directing of Sharpley Funeral Home. Funeral will be held Monday, October 15, 2018 at 11:00am at The Henrietta Garth-Sharpley Memorial Chapel (Located at 410 Railroad St. NW. Decatur, Alabama 35601). Pastor Ervin Coffey (Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, Valhermoso Springs, Alabama). Burial in Draper-Chatman Cemetery in Valhermoso Springs.