Joyce "Mimi" McKnight
1941 - 2020
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Joyce "Mimi" McKnight entered into eternal rest in Baton Rouge, La on Wed., Sept. 2, 2020. She was a 78-year-old resident of Baton Rouge who worked with LSU Dining Services for 22 years. Funeral service at Hall's Celebration Center at 3:30 pm on Sat., Sept. 12, 2020; Survivors include sister, Sheila Wicks; son, Lynel McKnight Jr. (Toni); daughter, Karen McKnight; grandchildren Marquise McKnight, Jasmine Camble (Trey), Candice McKnight, Shayla McKnight, Dominique McKnight Zenon (Calvin), and Erica McKnight; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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Published in The Advocate from Sep. 9 to Sep. 12, 2020.
Funeral service
03:30 PM
Hall's Celebration Center
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September 17, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Deborah A Spann
September 17, 2020
My condolences to the McKnight family.
Laquitta Bowers
September 16, 2020
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September 15, 2020
Met Mrs. Joyce my freshman year at LSU when the 5 was still Pentagon. She greeted me with a "Hello Baby" every day and swiped my card. Me and my friends would stand at the door and talk with her, and visit her during smoke breaks with her looong cigarettes. We made a Facebook fan page for the dining hall ladies. They loved us and we loved them. 4 years after graduating, I returned to the 5 and she was still there, swiping cards and serving smiles. She remembered me. She was a blessing to the campus and all of us. Her love for us made LSU feel like a home. Love you Mrs. Joyce.
September 14, 2020
Ms. Joyce was such a blessing to the LSU campus. She brightened the day of SO MANY LSU students, a little piece of God’s love and warmth just for us. Rest Easy, Ms. Joyce!
Kortlynn Johnson, LSU ‘14
September 14, 2020
Ms. Joyce was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. She worked at the dining hall that I went to frequently during my time at LSU. She was more than an asset to the LSU community; she was an wonderful icon in the eyes of many. If you were having a bad day, interacting with her would turn your day around. Her smile and loving demeanor positively impacted everyone who walked through the doors at The 5.
My thoughts are with her family and loved ones during this time.
September 14, 2020
Ms Joyce was one of the first people I met at LSU and here in Louisiana. She was a warm, welcoming and sweet face to see everyday and I would get pretty bummed if she wasn’t the one at the door when I first walked in. We had very simple exchanges but I always left the conversation feeling warm inside. RIP to a staple of our community here at LSU, she will be missed greatly.
September 14, 2020
As an LSU student, it was a pleasure to see Ms. Joyce everyday. She was pleasant soul that always radiated joy everytime she spoke. She will be truly missed.
September 13, 2020
Mrs. Joyce worked at the dining hall my freshman year of college and put a smile on my face every time I walked in the door. She got me through some of my worst days and I cannot express how deeply this saddens me. My heart goes out to her family and I hope she is at peace now❤
September 12, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Lorie Hunt
September 11, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Bridgette Knighten
September 10, 2020
McKnight Families,
Praying God's Peace, Comfort and Favor upon your family at this time.
Sis. McKnight was one of our faithful members at Magnolia B. C. Her quiet spirited demeanor will be missed.
I am loss for adequate words that could ease your pain because "Mother's/Mimi's Love " cannot be replaced. Concentrate and cherish the wonderful memories you've shared until you meet again.
May God grant you all you need because rainbows do appear mighty storms!
Be blessed.

With Sympathy and Prayers,
Brenda "Kay" Carter Family
Brenda Carter
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