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Christen Lee Knight

January 19, 1983 April 9, 2021
Christen Lee Knight
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Obituary for Christen Lee Knight

On Friday, April 9, Christen Lee Knight was tragically taken from her husband, her children, her parents, her siblings, her friends, and all who were privileged to have known her fierce love and friendship.

Born a short 38 years ago to Janice Caswell and Ralph Lima, Christen grew up with a tenacity that exceeded her small stature and a determination that would drive her to excel at so many things: video games, track, school, and especially music. She took her strong will and trumpet to Eastern Michigan University, where she could be found in the music building’s practice rooms early in the morning, and graduated as the principal trumpet player with a degree in music education.

Christen graduated from college when Michigan took an economic downturn and schools cut funding to the arts. The lack of teaching jobs provided Christen the opportunity to try her hand at accounting and finance. It may not have been her first pick, but it turned out she was extremely well suited for it. She even went on to earn a CPA, and was working on her MBA.

Christen's life was filled with ups and downs, all of which she weathered with grace and strength. She was quick to support her loved ones, and was a rock for many to depend on. Her heart was always too big for just herself, and she continually pursued ways to volunteer her time, energy, and talent for the things she believed in.

Her bright smile would shine on her face frequently and she was always willing to try new things, which led her to accomplishing and loving a wide variety of interests, and eventually led her to meeting Michael Knight in the spring of 2017. This was the time when Christen developed a love for the outdoors, rock climbing, camping, but most of all, a love for Michael, the man who took her on adventures. They married in 2018 and shortly thereafter they welcomed their son Charlie, and later, their daughter Viletta. Parenthood became their ultimate adventure and created countless cherished memories.

With all of her heart, Christen loved her two fiery red headed bundles of love and joy. She channeled all of her strength, her will, her fierceness, and her hard work towards caring for them. She loved them deeply, and ensured that Charlie and Viletta would have the best she could offer them.

Christen’s life was packed to the brim with love and joy, family and friendship, laughter and music. Though her stature was small, her passions and presence were always so big, much too big to be able to do justice, to be able to capture with these words placed on this page. She made such a big impact on so many lives, and will be missed by all who knew her.

Christen is survived by her devoted husband, Michael Knight; her beloved children, Charlie and Viletta Knight; her mother and father, Janice Caswell and Ralph Lima; sisters; Ashley (Andrew) Lewis, Sarah (David) Barnes; her brother, Daniel Lima; grandfather, Clare N. Caswell; nieces and nephews, Asher Lewis, Agatha Lewis, Allene Lewis, Arwen Lewis, Hannah Barnes, Samuel Barnes and Joseph Barnes; father and mother-in-law, Gordon and Margaret Knight; sister-in-law, Beth (Peter) Lauwers; nieces-in-law, Sophia and Amelia Monticelli; step-sons, Aoden and Liam Craigie as well as many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, dear friends and extended family members.

She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Norma A. Caswell.

Friends may gather, Thursday April 15, 2021 at West Highland Baptist Church, 1116 N. Hickory Ridge Rd., Milford, MI 48380 from 2:00PM - 7:00PM.

A Funeral Service will take place at West Highland Baptist Church, 1116 N. Hickory Ridge Rd., Milford, MI 48380 on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:00AM. Friends may gather at the Church beginning at 10:00AM. Burial to follow in Milford Memorial Cemetery. Pastor Andy Gibson and Mark Lewis to officiate.

Donations are encourage to a memorial fund created for Christen's children. Checks can be made out to "Christen Lee Knight Memorial Fund" and dropped off at any Huntington Bank location or mailed to Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty Street, Milford, MI 48381.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Church will require all in attendance to wear a face covering while inside the building.

For further information, please contact Lynch & Sons Milford at 248-684-6645.



Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

15

Apr

2:00 PM 4/15/2021 2:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/15/2021 7:00:00 PM
West Highland Baptist Church

1116 S. Hickory Ridge Road
Milford, MI 48380-1510

West Highland Baptist Church
1116 S. Hickory Ridge Road Milford 48380-1510 MI
United States

Service

Friday

16

Apr

11:00 AM 4/16/2021 11:00:00 AM
West Highland Baptist Church

1116 S. Hickory Ridge Road
Milford, MI 48380-1510

Friends may gather beginning at 10:00AM

West Highland Baptist Church
1116 S. Hickory Ridge Road Milford 48380-1510 MI
United States

Graveside

Friday

16

Apr

12:30 PM 4/16/2021 12:30:00 PM
Milford Memorial Cemetery

Atlantic Street
Milford, MI 48381

Milford Memorial Cemetery
Atlantic Street Milford 48381 MI
United States
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