Barbara Ann Fell Knight Presley, 85, of Trussville, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, with her loving family by her side. Visitation will be held Friday, March 15, 2019, from noon until 2 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Trussville, with her funeral following at 2 p.m.. Her nephew, Rev. John Mark Ford, of Birmingham, will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Trussville.
Born in Haleyville on Feb. 2, 1934, Barbara was a 1952 graduate of Haleyville High School, where she was voted Most Beautiful by her senior classmates. After living in Miami, Mobile, Pascagoula, Miss. and Grand Bay, Barbara moved to Trussville in 2002. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and served many years as a Sunday School teacher. Barbara loved her Lord, her family, cooking, painting, sewing and crocheting, gardening and playing the piano. She was also an avid business partner with her husband, Pat Presley, in their Satsuma farming business in Grand Bay.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William David Fell and Doxie Massey Fell; her husbands, Billy Joe Knight and Pat Presley and her brother, William David “Billy” Fell Jr.
She is survived and will be missed by her children, Sherry Knight, Lincoln; Joe (Caryl) Knight, Trussville, David (Karen) Knight, McCalla and Lisa (Glenn) Weeks, Huntsville. She is also survived by her stepchildren, LaTona Cash, Ramona Patterson and Michael (Cindy) Presley, all of Montgomery. She was blessed with ten grandchildren, Wesley, Kevin, Kristen, Kristina, Ashley, Johnny, Bradley, Jennifer, Melina and Gant; 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a lifelong lover of pets and will be missed dearly by her furry friends.
She fought a long, courageous battle and her family would like to express heartfelt thanks to the talented staff of the Comfort Care Hospice team, her friends at Heritage Place Church of Christ and her cherished caregiver, Anita Phillips.
Memorial donations may be made to The Greater Birmingham Humane Society.
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