Mr. Mario Frederick Jamal Knox, 32, of Wilmington, N.C., was born in Iredell County, N.C., on June 19, 1989, and was the son of Stanley and Donna Nichols Roberts. He departed this life on Saturday, September 4, 2021, in Wilmington.

Mario was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred and Mary Nichols and Reginald and Paula Roberts.

He was a 2007 graduate of Statesville Senior High School, and at the time of his death was a junior at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. At one time, he was a manager of the Long Horn Steakhouse in Mooresville and transferred to the Long Horn Steakhouse in Wilmington.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life his parents, Stanley and Donna Nichols Roberts of Statesville; three brothers, Mykl Knox of Charlotte, Torian (Arianna) Roberts and Tristan Peet, both of Statesville; one sister, Steffany Roberts of Statesville; a host of aunts and uncles, including Elizabeth Templeton of Harmony; special cousins, Colby Templeton of High Point, Chandra Templeton of Harmony, Clydah and Caleyah Gaither of Harmony and Shana ((Tyler) Chehee; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Services are incomplete.

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Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Knox Family.

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