Savannah O. Mc Knuckles, age 65, was born August 18, 1955, in Chicago, IL., to Elizabeth Mc Knuckles and Robert Lee Mc Knuckles (who has proceeded her in death). On June 11, 1979, Savannah was blessed with a son, Montaque Smith. Savannah departed this life peacefully in her home on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 5:35 P.M., surrounded by her loving family.
Savannah spent her career in the field of accounting; from the banking industry to corporate America. Throughout her adult life Savannah lived in various cities and states (Illinois, California, and Arizona). Savannah settled in Arizona late 2001, where she lived the remainder of her life. Savannah became a member of First Institutional Baptist Church (FIBC) where she truly found her extended family.
Savannah’s life was truly one of service! Savannah has been active in the church since childhood (the choir, Sunday school, and the Buds of Promise youth group). After finding her church home here at FIBC she was a faithful, longtime member of the following organizations, Aquila Priscilla, General Mission, Floral and Decorations, and Sunday School. Savannah was also a faithful member of the National Amputee organization, and worked to support the ADA laws, as well as a firm supporter in voter registration, and a poll worker.
Savannah brought love, joy, and hope to anyone who’s life she touched! The world has a void now. She will truly be missed! Savannah’s sprit was beautiful inside and out. Her faith never wavered. Savannah’s beautiful smile will be missed by all!
Savannah leaves to morn her loving son, Montaque Smith; her mother, Elizabeth Fields; her siblings, Elizabeth Franklin (Melvin), Robert Williams, Arthur Williams, Carol Arrington (Joseph), Michelle Mc Knuckles, and Rhonda K. Mc Knuckles-Thomas; nieces and nephews, Mark Franklin, Andrea Clancy (Stephen), Marlayna White (Terry), David Stepney (Yahaira), Marquis Thomas (Hajar), Jonathan Arrington, Cynthia M. Thomas, Lisa Newman (Kevin), Jeremy Arrington (Kelly), Stephen Williams (Shronda), and Rebecca Williams. There is a host of great nieces (six), a host of great nephews (eight), aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
It is our sincere prayer that God will comfort and give this dear family peace as you rest in His care. Love always,
H & Hallie
I am praying for healing for the entire family. God heals all.
Thinking of you and your family and sending love.
Glenn and I send our deepest condolences and prayers of comfort to the entire family. May God grant you strength and peace in the days ahead.
Glenn & Emma Hancock
With Deepest Sympathy in the Loss of Your Love One – May the memory of her beautiful soul help the family find strength and know Peace. Much LOVE from the SWIFT’S FAMILY (love Debra)
Savannah we love you and will miss you but we know that you are always with us. You have given us so much and you live in us. Thank you for being a part of my life.
Your Bonus Sister, Henrietta Watts
God ‘s richest blessings to the family during this difficult time. My prayers will continue for you. God’s promise is to give you comfort in the Person of the Holy Spirit. Savannah was so loved & her presence will be missed. Savannah, my dear sister-friend as God has called you into eternal rest, I know there’s no place you’d rather be than in His presence. Rest well my friend, rest well.
In HIS grip by Grace,
Jo H. Fulton
My sincere condolences to each of you, the family of Ms Savannah. She will truly be missed, her radiant smile, encouraging words and keen sense of fashion could be spotted where ever she went. I pray God’s peace, comfort and strength for you all.
Savannah brought joy wherever she went. I worked with her in the General Mission. My fondest memory was when we fixed Thanksgiving Dinner at the Ronald Mc Donald house. We had a good time laughing and cooking. We were also taste testers for a couple of dishes. She was a beautiful woman of God. She spread laughter and her smile regularly but you knew that she was serious about her relationship with Christ. I pray for God’s healing touch for your family at this time. I’ll miss her, too.