LaVeeta B Reed Knight
July 5, 1932  -  November 6, 2017

LaVeeta B Reed Knight

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Steed-Todd Funeral Home
800 E Manana
Clovis, NM  88101
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
4:00 pm -8:00 pm
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First Baptist Church
102 Wisconsin
Melrose, NM  88124
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
2:00 pm
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Melrose Cemetery
Center St.
Melrose, NM  88124
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FUMC Against the Current Youth Center c/o American Heritage Bank
400 E Danby Ave
Melrose, NM  88124

LaVeeta Beulah Reed Knight, 85, of Melrose NM, went home to be with the Lord on, Monday, November 6, 2017, at Clovis Healthcare and Rehab. She was born in Forest Hill, TX, to Everett and Annie Pearl Bowen, on July 5, 1932. She graduated at Hamlin High School. She went to college and then met Kenneth Reed and was married in Carlsbad on January 6, 1950. They had two daughters, Melinda and Deanna, they were the love of their lives. They moved to Melrose in 1963. LaVeeta returned to school at ENMU to obtain her teaching degree. She taught at Melrose Schools for 30 years, impacting many lives. She enjoyed following her students as they succeeded in life. Of these students, were her daughter and many grandchildren.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Melrose. She loved her Lord, and was active in Sunday school, Awanas and any other activity going on at the church. She loved to cook and provide meals for church, family and friends. After losing her beloved husband, Kenneth in 1995, she found love again and married Junius (JE) Knight on January 7, 2001. LaVeeta enjoyed sewing, dancing, and was an active member of the County Extension Club. Her true love was her family, which included holidays, watching her grandkids and great-grandkids, in any activity that they participated in. She was a very loved member of the Melrose community and will be greatly missed by everyone that she came in contact with.

LeVeeta is survived by her daughter, Deanna and Jim Hogg, Clovis NM; son-in-law and wife, Bill and Barbara Hollaway, Clovis NM; step-daughters: Rhonda and Tom Hartford, Tucson AZ, Marge and Robert Holland, Springerville AZ, Terri and Bill Yparrea, Lubbock TX; grandchildren: Dedra and Daryl Martin, Saphronia Hollaway, D’Shay and Jay Henson, Shantell and Miguel Gutierrez, Landon and Samantha Hogg, Wesley Tag and Dustie Hollaway; 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren; brother, Robert and Bobbie Nell Bowen; sister-in-law, Sandy Bowen; and many nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren, cousins and many friends. LaVeeta is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Jean Schuester; brother, Loyd Bowen; husbands, Kenneth Reed and JE Knight; daughter, Melinda Hollaway; and grandson, Casey Hollaway.

A Celebration of Life service for LeVeeta is scheduled for 2:00 pm, MST, Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at First Baptist Church of Melrose with Durward Wofford, officiating. Burial will follow immediately after at Melrose Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Landon Hogg, Wesley Hollaway, Daryl Martin, Miguel Gutierrez, Jay Henson, Jacoby Beard and Blake Vela.

In lieu of flowers, gifts honoring LaVeeta’s life, may be made to First United Methodist Church Against the Current Youth Center at American Heritage Bank in Melrose NM, 400 E Denby Ave, 88124.


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  1. Edith Ann Walling-Bradley
    Clovis, NM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Debbie Stidham
    Clovis, NM

    So sorry for your loss! In the short time I knew LaVetta I became very close to her! She will always have a very special place in my heart!

  3. Debbie Stidham
    Clovis, NM

    So sorry for your loss! In the short time I knew LaVetta I became very close to her! She will always have a very special place in my heart!

  4. Fayma Drummond
    Amarillo, TX

    I am so saddened that LaVeeta is no longer with us, snd I pray for for God’s strength and comfort for all of her family. I am sorry that I will not be with you for her service tomorrow. My love and prayers.

  5. Connie Hollaway
    Midland, TX

    Laveeta will be greatly missed. I don't believe there was anyone who knew her that did not love her. Our hearts are heavy as we mourn her passing. I pray that family and friends will be surrounded with God's peace and comfort. What a glorious reunion there was in heaven today!

  6. Judy (Eshleman) Steinbock
    Lazbuddie, TX

    My 4th grade teacher...I just loved her! So sorry for your loss, you are all in my thoughts and prayers!

  7. Lisa and Carol Stewart

    Deanna and family, May God lift you up and hold you tight as you go through this terribly difficult time. LaVeeta was the sweetest and kindest woman and I know I will miss seeing her beautiful face.

  8. Jan Newman-Bollinger
    Eugene, OR

    Prayers for all of you. She will be dearly missed.

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