Betty Jean White Knox, 79, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Friday, March 3, 2023, at her home with her sister by her side. Born on August 24, 1943, in Mecklenburg County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Rev. Curlee White and Daisy Patterson White.

Ms. Betty loved to sing and dance. She was a woman full of inspiration. She was very spiritual who loved to go to church and praise her Lord

In addition to her parents, Rev. Curlee and Daisy White, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Knox; sister, Rosa Lee White; and brothers, David Lee White and Paul Lee White.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sister, Reverend Pamela Bowman; children, Tamika Knox Hooks, Mahneka White Knox James, and Christina White Knox; grandchildren, Timisha Hooks, Joey Hooks, Zalic Parker, Samara James, Greyson James, and many others; several great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her special and lifelong friends, Atheria, Marva, and Helen.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Nicholson Funeral Home. A Celebration of her Life will be held at 12 noon in the Chapel of Nicholson Funeral Home with Bishop Carl Randy Minor officiating.

Burial will follow the services in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Nicholson Funeral Home has the honor of serving the family.