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Joan Knotts

January 28, 1930 ~ March 23, 2019 (age 89)

Joan Knotts age 89 departed this life on March 23, 2019. Joan received her early education in the public schools of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, where she distinguished herself in both academics and athletics. She continued her education at Howard University in Washington D.C. After graduating with honors and being selected as one of the nation's finest college students in Who`s Who, she began her career as a teacher of English at Absalom Jones School. She spent the next 46 years of her life teaching middle school English in the Red Clay and other related school districts.

Joan's favorite things include traveling with her family all over the United States, reading a good book  and a cup of tea.  Her cooking was outstanding as she provided for church functions and family affairs.  Her children were the love of her life.


Joan was preceded in death by her husband of 50+ years, Clyde H. Knotts Sr. and from their union 3 children. She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Clyde H. Knotts Jr. and Dean Eric Knotts, one daughter Tina Sistrunk, daughters-in-law Janene Knotts and Tera Knotts, son-in-law Donnie Sistrunk, 6 grandchildren, Mia Randall, Meisha Knotts-Garrett, Jarren Taylor, Sydnei Knotts, Drew Knotts and Quincy Knotts and great-grandchildren Mila Knotts Garrett and Scott Joseph Garrett, and a host of other family and friends. 

Her Celebration of Life Service wiill be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Mount Salem United Methodist Church, 2629 W. 19th Street, Wilmington, DE 19806. A visitation will be held from 10-11 AM only. Her interment will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Chesapeake City Road, Bear, Delaware, immediately following the services. 

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