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Judith Emily Pitts Knighton

April 30, 2021 - 01:00
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April 6, 1941 - April 25, 2021

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Judith Emily Pitts Knighton, 80, of Milledgeville, GA passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Fellowship Home at Meriwether in Milledgeville.

Graveside Services were held at Wisteria Cemetery, Rhodes Street, Union Point, Georgia 30669 on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 with Rev. Danny Harrell officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Matthew Duncan, Jesse Smith, Kyle Askew, Chris Blount, Noah Askew and John Askew.

She was born April 6, 1941 in Pittsview, Alabama to the late Henry K. and Mary R. Haines Pitts. She graduated from Columbus High School and worked as a legal assistant before starting her family. Emily had lived in Milledgeville since 1962 and attended Friendship Baptist Church in Eatonton, GA. She always enjoyed yard work, flowers, and doing for her children and grandchildren. Emily was preceded in death by the father of her children, Ollie Frank Askew, Sr. and her only sister, Helene O’ Malley.

Survivors include her children, Judith Alicia Askew (Fernando Gonzalez) of Clinton, SC; sons, Ollie Frank Askew, Jr. (Terri B.) of Milledgeville, GA and John Knighton Askew (Kim) of Eatonton, Georgia; seven grandchildren, Kyle Askew (Jennie), Jessica Askew (Chris), Avery Askew, Noah Askew, Wyatt Askew, McKayla Askew and Matthew Duncan; a great grandchild, Bridger Askew; and other relatives and friends.

The family requests that memorials be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, P. O. Box 61420, Staten Island, New York 10306.

Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, was in charge of arrangements. Visit www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.