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On Sunday, November 25, 2018, Delina ‘Kay’ Thomas Knowles passed away peacefully at the young age of 54. She was a loving daughter, sister, Mama, Gammaw, friend, and fighter.
Kay was born in Fayetteville, NC, to James and Lynda Thomas on August 28, 1964. In the same city, she was raised alongside her younger brother Jay Thomas – whom despite shooting her in the leg with a pellet gun, she loved very much. On November 18, 1989, she married Christopher Keith Knowles. Together they raised a daughter, Taylor, and a son, Tommy, in the city of Cumming, GA.
She was a lover of many things – light pink nail polish, KFC chicken livers, and most of all, her family. She enjoyed spending summer days on Lake Lanier, taking family trips to Pensacola Beach, and pit stops for Bruster’s ice cream (2 scoops of Birthday Cake with extra blue icing). She had an infectious smile and unwavering faith.
Kay’s memory lives on in her mother and father, brother, two children, and 2 grandchildren – along with countless number of loving relatives, close friends, and 2 granddogs, whom she often (yet lovingly) referred to as ‘furry carpet loungers’.
To celebrate her life, Kay requested a memorial service in her hometown. The service will be held in Fayetteville, NC, at Cedar Falls Baptist Church on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 1:00pm. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her last days – the many rides to/from treatment, phone calls, handwritten cards, and messages will not be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and kind words may be left in Kay’s online guestbook below. Georgia Cremation, 3570 Buford Hwy #202, Duluth, GA 30096 (678) 584-0914 is assisting the family.