of Brentwood, TN
July 13, 1924 - March 5, 2022
Twyla Ruth Phillips McKnight of Brentwood, Tennessee, went home to rest in her Savior's arms on March 5, 2022. Born on July 13, 1924, in Flippin, Arkansas, to Vincil Melguin and Eunice Belle Flippin Phillips. She is predeceased by her parents; her husband, Elbert F. McKnight; a sister, Imogene Roane, of Mountain Home; and brother, Lynn Phillips of Oklahoma. She is survived by sons, Roger McKnight of Bartlett, Tennessee, and Randolph (Mary) McKnight, of Brentwood, Tennessee. She was also the loving grandmother to Robert (Sarah) McKnight, Alicia McKnight (Donaye) Blake, Andrea McKnight (Ryan) Noel, Jamie (Jessica) McKnight, and Aaron McKnight, as well as five great-grandsons, Coen, Brody, Jamie, Jr., Casey and Owen McKnight, and three great-granddaughters, Elsie and Hazel Blake and Jennifer Noel. She will be missed by a host of other family and friends.Mrs. McKnight grew up in Flippin, Arkansas, and graduated in the class of 1942. One of her fondest memories of school days was playing on the Flippin High School girls' basketball team when the team won the Arkansas State Championship in 1941 and 1942. On July 4, 1946, she married Elbert F. McKnight and they made their home in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and later in Memphis, Tennessee. After both retired from careers with the United States Government, they made their home in Clinton, Arkansas, and were long-time members of Clinton's First Baptist Church. She loved to sing in the church choir and other singing ensembles and led a women's Bible study group. More recently, she made her home with her son's family in Brentwood, Tennessee, where she enjoyed reading and following her favorite college teams, the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Vanderbilt Commodores. The family will greet visitors at 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 12, 2022, in the chapel of Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton, Arkansas, followed by a celebration of life service at 2:00 pm. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Quattlebaum Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the church library at either Clearview Baptist Church in Franklin, Tennessee, or the First Baptist Church in Clinton. To express online condolences please visit www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clinton
Mrs. Twyla was one of my mentors at First Baptist Church. I had the blessing of teaching her class many times and learned so much from her. I rejoice knowing she is now in the arms of her Savior, Jesus, and that one day we will see her again. Prayers for all of the family during this time of loss and grief.
So sorry for your loss! We pray God’s peace for your family!
Mrs. McKnight had a blessed life surrounded by her loving family. My prayers are with her family. Sandy Garrett Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee