Dorothy Elizabeth "Dot" (McKnight) Allen

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Beloved Wife, Mother, Teacher. Dorothy Elizabeth McKnight Allen was born December 2, 1938, and passed peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2018. In 1958 she married Ben Lee Allen and moved to Watson, LA. Well known as "Mrs. Dot" to her community and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Sharp Bridges McKnight of Clinton, LA, and Lora Mae Schwartz McKnight of Kentwood, LA; her siblings Richard "Dickie" Enoch McKnight, Ruby Evelyn McKnight Castello, of Clinton, LA; her husband Ben Lee Allen; and her daughter Nancy Elizabeth Marchesseault of Watson, LA. A native of Bluff Creek, LA, she is survived by her brother, Kenneth Charles McKnight and sister-in-law Beth; her son William Earl Allen II; her grandchildren, Erin Raye Allen and Jacob Earl Allen; and daughter-in-law April Welda Allen. She is loved by 4 step-grandchildren and 8 great-step-grandchildren. Her son-in-law, Jay Marchesseault, and grandchildren, Anna Marie Griggs and Benjamin Seth Marchesseault. She is also survived by 4 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Dot was a school teacher at Live Oak Elementary school from 1960 till 1993. As a teacher she influenced generations of children, many who would see her 30 years later and still remember her with love and affection. She was widely known in the Watson community and loved by all who knew her. We are all better for knowing her. She is the light within us. Visitation will be held at Live Oak United Methodist Church on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 6pm until 9pm. Visitation resumes at the church on Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 9am until Celebration of Life Service at 10am, conducted by Rev. Tommy Bergeron. Condolences may be offered at www.sealefuneral.com.
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Seale Funeral Service, Inc.
1720 S. Range Ave.
Denham Springs, LA 70726
(225) 664-4143
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 12 to June 16, 2018
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