Mary Ann Knighten

Mary Ann Knighten

Mary Ann Knighten, 72, of Texas City, Texas, went to be with her heavenly father on Friday, February 9, 2018.  She was born on December 1, 1945 to Henry Calvin Simpson, Sr., and Mary Darban in Beckley, West Virginia.  She married Richard Lee Knighten on May 25, 1983.  She had four children: Ronald and Richie, born in 1964, Tonya, born in 1968, and Sonya, born in 1972.  In 2001, she adopted 4 additional children: Beth, Katlyn, Nioka, and Amee.  She is preceeded in death by her parents: Mary Darban Simpson and Henry Calvin Simpson, Sr.; her brother, Cal Simpson; and 3 of her children: Richie, Sonya, and Ronald.  She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Richard; brothers Tom (and wife Linda) and Jimmy (and wife Ronna); daughters Tonya (and husband Glenn), Beth, Nioka, Katlyn, and Amee; stepchildren Curtis, Rebecca, Charles, and John Daniel; grandchildren Tricia Cave (and husband John), Amber Trevino (and husband Robert), and Chris Anderson (and wife Daisy); and great grandchildren Hailey, CJ, Gracelyn, and Adalyn. 

There will be a viewing at 3 PM on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, in the chapel at Carnes Funeral Home, 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, followed by a memorial service at 4 PM.  Flowers are appreciated and can be sent to Carnes Funeral Home.

Our precious and adorable nanny, we love you so very much.  We rejoice in the fact that you are reunited in Heaven with your mom and children, and we hope it was a wonderful reunion.  We are thankful that your body is healed now, and that you are no longer in pain.  We hope you are dancing up there with Jesus, and singing with the angels.  Until we meet again, we love you always.