Cassandra (Flowers) KnightSeptember 10, 1962 ~ July 3, 2017 (age 54)
It is with most sincere sympathy that we formally announce the passing of, Ms. Cassandra Flowers Knight. Ms. Cassandra passed on Monday July 3,2017 at her residence.
Cassandra’s life would seem too short to many who loved her and was touched by her kind and loving spirit that far exceeds the years for which she lived. She brought so much love and joy to her family. She was our shining star. Although her body was stricken at birth, she did not allow it to prevent her from enjoying life to the fullest. Her sweet spirit prevailed and was an example of courage and hope to all, reminding us of the preciousness of A God Given Life.
Cassandra, Our bundle of joy, was born on September 10, 1962 in Bainbridge, Georgia. She was called from labor to reward on July 3, 2017. She was the daughter of Annie “Ann” Hinson Flowers and the Late Reverend Henry L. Flowers Jr. Cassandra accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized by her father, Reverend Flowers, at The Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Camilla, Georgia. Shortly after, she united with her present church family at The Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. She served in many youth departments; especially singing in the youth choir. Cassandra met her husband Eddie Knight in 1984 and they were married in June of 1985. Eddie and Cassandra loved each other dearly until his passing in 2003. Cassandra wanted to be independent and she was, living in her own apartment, and it was there, on this past Monday, that God plucked her from His Rose Garden.
Cassandra was reared and educated in Grady County, Georgia. A lifelong resident of Cairo, she began her early learning at the Cloud Community Kindergarten, Cairo, Georgia. She graduated from Cairo High School in 1980. Cassandra always had a great thirst to serve and assist people in need, so after graduating High School she continued her educational training at former President Roosevelt’s Vocational Training School, in Warm Springs, Georgia. After completing her training there, she worked a short period of time at Whigham Nursing Home, in Whigham, Georgia. This was just a taste of a wonderful beginning of servitude of working with the elderly. She then continued her employment, working with Senior Citizens at The Neighborhood Service Center in Cairo. Cassandra’s position was vital to the community, calling elderly citizens to check on them every morning. Checking on the Senior Citizens, and having conversation with them was something she thoroughly enjoyed, and they thoroughly enjoyed her. Cassandra also worked in many other capacities at the Center. She loved people and people loved her. She never met a stranger, once she met you she never forgot you. Her memory of people and family history was extraordinary. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Cassandra hobbies included shopping, listening to her favorite gospel CD’s, and the oldies, and she collected African American Dolls. One of Cassandra’s favorite things was opening her gifts and cards on holidays and her birthdays. She called her family and friends daily just to check on their well-being, and to chat, sometimes for long periods of time. EVERY conversation ended with “I LOVE YOU”.
Cassandra leaves to forever cherish her memories a loving, caring, supportive, and devoted mother, Mrs. Annie “Ann” H. Flowers of Cairo, Georgia. Two caring brothers who adored her, Reverend Carlton (Sandra) Flowers, of Cairo, Georgia; Reverend Henry L. Flowers III, Cairo, Georgia; Three nieces that she called “My Babies”; Cherelle L. Flowers, Madison, Georgia; Starr Flowers, Wrens, Georgia; and Courtney M. Flowers, Jacksonville, Florida; One great-niece Chase better-known-as “Auntie’s Little Woman”; and a forever friend Barbra Flowers; Three Step nieces and nephews, Ms. Angel Noble, Mr. Adolph Noble, Jr., and Mr. Brenton Noble; A Father and Mother-in-law, Mr. Addie and Flossie Knight, of Pelham, Georgia; Four Brother-in-laws: Mr. Ike Knight; Mr. Ulysee (Mary) Knight, Mr. William Knight both of Cairo, Georgia; Mr. David Knight, Tampa, Florida; Six Sister-in-laws: Mrs. Ethel (Reverend John) Green; Mrs. Jessie (William) Cooper, and Mrs. Betty (Earnest) Lucus, of Camilla, Georgia; Ms. Annie Mae Knight, Pelham, Georgia; Mrs. Lillie McGriff, Mrs. Bernice (William) Smith, Mrs. Willie Mae (Elder Roger) Angelety, of Cairo, Georgia; Two caring Uncles; Mr. Wash (Rhodella) Hinson, Jr., Quincy, Florida; Mr. James (Gladys) Hinson, Midway, Florida; Three loving Aunts, Mrs. Minnie H. Callaway, Bainbridge, Georgia; Mrs. Bettie (Reverend Charles) Flowers, Quincy, Florida; Mrs. Carolyn (Charles) Marshall, Quincy, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Eddie Knight; her father Rev. Henry Flowers, Jr.; both sets of grandparents, and an Aunt, Mrs. Jean H. Spear. Cassandra also leaves a large host of sorrowing cousins, relatives, and friends.