Remembering Jo Ann Knighton

Jo Ann Kinghton was born February 27, 1942, to the late Stille Lee Lynch and Mrs. Willie Mae Page Lynch in Natchitoches, LA.  She was the third of four children born to that union.  Jo Ann confessed Christ at a young age at Shady Grove Baptist Church, where she remained a faithful member until her health declined.

She graduated from Central High School, class of 1959, then went on to become the first of her family to attend college.  Jo Ann obtained a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Grambling College in 1965 and later earned a Master’s plus 30 from Northwestern State University.

A devoted educator, she dedicated nearly 50 years of her life in service to the youth of Natchitoches and Red River parishes.

She is survived by her children, Stanley, Nina (Thbasta) and Erika, grandchildren; Alicia, Jasmine, Donovan and Karrigan, great-grandsons; Da’Marion and Kaiden, siblings; Alton, Earlee, Mary, Stillie Ray, Howard and Catherine (Odell), and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.