January 12, 2024


Michael Ray "Mike" Knight

September 23, 1955 - January 11, 2024

Michael Ray "Mike" Knight, age 68 and of Franklinton, Louisiana passed away peacefully on January 11th, 2024, with his family lovingly by his side.

He was born September 23rd, 1955 in Bunkie, Louisiana to the late Charles and “Pat” Knight. Mike lived his rambunctious young life here with his siblings along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends nearby. He attended Bunkie High School (class of 1973), where he developed lifelong friendships and an appreciation for learning.

Mike was strong willed and stubborn at times, but he also had an enormous heart and wonderful sense of humor. He was generous, loyal, and brave. Following in his father’s footsteps, Mike worked at Cleco for 19 years. He was clever and full to the brim with knowledge gained through all of his life experiences: electrical, lineman, sawyer, fisherman, hunter, and trapper. One of Mike’s favorite things to do was sit around a fire and crack open a cold one. Gathering around the fire allowed Mike to share knowledge, stories, and show his sense of humor.

Those left to cherish his memory are his lifelong partner, Christine Ducote Knight of Franklinton; their son Benjamin Knight (Denisse) of Yorba Linda, California; siblings, Charles “Ken” Knight (Tina) of Bunkie, Pam Knight Glorioso (Jude) of Bunkie, Russell Skippy Roberts of Franklinton; 2 grandchildren Bella Knight and Sofia Knight; 1 nephew Christopher Knight (Ginger) of Bordelonville; 3 nieces Gabrielle Pickle (Jeremy) of Bunkie, Ashley Andrus (Nick) of Bunkie, and Tiffany Quebedeaux (Taylor) of Hessmer; as well as beloved cousins and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Charles Dalton Knight and “Pat” Roberson Knight.

Mike was a hard worker, resilient figure in the face of adversity and person who provided exemplary effort. He will be remembered as a man both strong and good, who gave his best for others. He will be missed dearly.

In typical Mike fashion, there are no services planned, certainly no pomp and circumstance. A celebration of his life will occur with details to be determined.

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