LELIA SUE KNOX
"Celebration of Life"
With loved ones by her side, Lelia "Susie" (Chennault) Knox peacefully went home to be with Jesus on February 12, 2024. Susie lived loyally in community with others and was guided by her strong convictions. Her family honors her as a woman of character and faith.
Susie's journey began in 1946 when she was born to Herman and Bonnie Chennault. Susie was cherished by her siblings Gary, Denny, Jimmy, and Shelia.
Susie became a mother in 1968 with the arrival of twin daughters, Amy and Holly. Amy and Holly were the joy of her life. The girls welcomed a brother Johnny in 1976.
Susie was married to her husband, James, for 37 years bringing another daughter and son to love, Lisa and Gordon. With her grandchildren, Susie became Granny and her light continued to shine. Granny shared many priceless memories. She celebrated many milestones and always made it priority to be present in their lives. One of her proudest roles was being a "Granny." Being a granny brought her so much joy. She was full of love and was present in every way whether it be playing in the playroom for hours, attending everyone's sporting events and school functions cheering from the sidelines, staying up to work on school projects, and coordinating the best cousin slumber parties. Her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and even their pets, will forever cherish the annual Christmas ornaments that Granny hand crafted personally for each and every one of them.
It was important to her to be present in their adult lives as well. She always wanted to know and be a part of it all. They always knew that Granny was only a phone call away, and never had to question it. Her grandchildren will forever cherish the precious memories made with her. They will remember her for her warm embrace, her belly laughs, and the love that only Granny could give. She taught them life lessons and never missed an opportunity to let them know how proud she was of them and how much she loved them. Most important of all, she instilled in them the power of prayer, and to always give it to God leaning on Him for everything. She will truly be missed.
Susie was a living testimony and was a spiritual woman grounded in faith. She openly shared God's love with others by loving them as Jesus loved us along with sharing the good news. Susie was always active in the church. Most recently, she served in the children's ministry and witnessed to many bringing them to Christ. Susie had a clear understanding and hope that Jesus had chosen her life to be an inspiration to others.
Susie is survived by her husband, James Knox; daughter, Amy and husband David Travis, daughter, Holly and husband Donald Boren, son John and wife Manni Benn, and daughter Lisa and husband Carey Gajdica; sister, Shelia Milstead.
She is also survived by grandchildren, Kelly and husband Zac Robertson, Clayton Puckett, Amber and husband Patrick Clark, Allison Darr, Megan Gajdica, Trinity Benn, Austin and wife Dakota Travis, Micayla Boren, Rebecca Boren, Samuel Boren, and Zihang Zeng. Great-grandchildren include, Caison and Hudson Robertson, Kai Travis, and Kailan Johnson. Susie is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and close friends.