McMinnville resident and Bridgeport, Ala., native Brenda Carol Knight, 73, was born Aug. 4, 1942 and died Dec. 31 at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital.
She was a graduate of the Baptist Hospital Nursing Program, and she received a nurse anesthesia certificate from Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia. A retired certified nurse anesthetist at River Park Hospital and a member of Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church, she was the daughter of the late Homer Dayton and Ruby Matilda Rowland Self. She was married Dec. 27, 1963 to Bryan E. Knight Sr., who preceded her in death May 23, 2011. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by sister Sharon Vaughn.
She is survived by daughter Amy Knight of Charlottesville, Va.; son Chip Knight of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren, Eli Beech, Andrew Beech, Braden Knight, William Knight and John Knight; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Margaret Self of Maryville and Bobby and Tina Self of Warren County; special niece Leigh Ann Freeze of McMinnville; and three nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in High’s Chapel with Marcus Hayes and Harry Green officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service Sunday at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.