Audrey B. Knotts was born on May 3, 1954 in Wilmington, Delaware to Grace Wooten and Edward L.B. Knotts, Sr. She went on to take her rest from this life on Thursday, September 10, 2020.
Audrey was educated in the public schools in Wilmington, DE. Audrey worked for Congo Professional Services & DuPont Experimental Station as a mail carrier. She also did hair during her spare time. Audrey was a dedicated member of Ebony Star Social Club. For many years not only was Audrey a mother figure to the HITSQUAD Steppers, she also coached the seniors' stepping group.
Everyone acknowledged Audrey for her beautiful smile, which could light up a room! Audrey was strong-willed and straight forward; many respected her for that. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend – her love for her family was so heartwarming! She was Aunt Audrey, Mom Audrey or even “Big Audrey” as her grandchildren would call her. Audrey loved reading her bible, cooking, and listening to music. Anyone who knew Audrey, knew Mary J. Blige was her favorite. Audrey took in everyone and loved them like her own. Everything she did was done with love, and her intentions were always genuine. Audrey had a great bond with her grandchildren; they were inseparable.
Audrey had a very special friend Johnny “Smitty” Smith. They’ve been close for over 17 years. Anything that Audrey would ask for Smitty came running. The bond was unbreakable!
Audrey shared memories with her best friends Denise Spencer and Thomasa Ruffin playing softball and ping pong. Shopping was also a favorite a hobby of hers.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Grace Wooten; father, Edward L.B. Knotts, Sr., two sisters, Brenda Darby and Virginia Knotts; and brother, Edward L.B. Knotts, Jr.
Audrey leaves to cherish her memory, her children Dawn Knotts, Gerrinichelle Knotts-Roberts (Marcellus), Jermaine Knotts, Sr. (Christina), Lynell Chapman, Sr.; bonus children, Kim Smith, Demarco Smith, and Kenya Smith; godchildren, Yvette Wise, Quinette Brown, and Rahjee Bovell; her grandchildren, Lynell Chapman Jr. (Stephanie), Quaneesha Knotts, Quamere Knotts, Lynier Chapman (Pamela), Lynnea Chapman-Woody (Larry), Jermaine Knotts, Jr., Lynile Chapman, and Jordan Knotts; bonus grandchildren Ciera, Kanetra, Richard, Clarence, Jr., Shiron and Christopher; 11 great-grandchildren, 9 bonus great-grandchildren; 5 sisters, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Celebration of Life Service will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Congo Legacy Center, 501 W. 28th Street, Wilmington, DE 19802, with a public viewing from 9:00-10:45 AM only.
Burial will take place at Silverbrook Cemetery.
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