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Betty Jean Knight

December 24, 1930 — March 30, 2023


Betty Jean Williams Knight passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the age of 92 on March 30, 2023, at Lake City Medical Center. She was born December 24, 1930, to Thelma Williams in Chipley, FL. Her childhood was spent in Chipley however she called Lake City home until the 1970's when she married Toby Knight and they moved to Raiford. Betty was a member of the Raiford City Council for many years as well as on the Board of Directors for the Union County Housing Authority. She enjoyed collecting antiques and cooking meals for her family and friends. Betty was always ensuring that everyone was well taken care of and loved her family above all else. She is preceded in death by her mother, Thelma Williams; her grandparents, Newton and Ester Williams; first husband and father of her children Tommy L. Phillips, Sr.; daughter in law Sandy Phillips and grandchildren, Cindy Dixon and James Dixon, Jr.

Betty is survived by her husband of 49 years, Toby L. Knight of Raiford; children, Ronald "Bubba" (Patricia) Phillips of Mayo, Juana Jean (Joe) Gillyard of Lake City, Tommy L. Phillips, Jr. of Lake City, and Paula Phillips of Lake Butler; her grandchildren, Chad (Elizabeth) Phillips, Darin Phillips, James Dixon, Mandy (Earl) Phillips, Alisha (Richard) Collins, Jacob McCall (Kyle), Josh McCall, Harli Combee, and Kyle Combee; 16 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; special cousin, Gloria Jean Coleman of Chipley; and a host of extended family and friends.

Arrangements are under the care of ARCHER-MILTON FUNERAL HOME, Lake Butler. 386-496-2008

In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be made to Haven Hospice of Lake City in memory of Betty Knight. 

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