Approximately 30 individuals recently attended a ceremony in Soso, Mississippi, to pay tribute to the sacrificial service of Miss Anna Knight, who had dedicated her life to full-time educational ministry. The ceremony was coordinated by Steven Norman, Communication Director of the Southern Union.
The Southern Union has developed the Seventh-day Adventist Clergy and Educator Memorial Medallionprogram to pay tribute to the sacrificial service of the men and women who dedicated their lives to full-time gospel or educational ministry in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
There was a brief service on September 17, 2018, at the Soso Seventh-day Adventist Church, followed by the medallion installation at the Newton Knight Cemetery. Rachel Anna Knight’s medallion was affixed to her cemetery grave marker as a perpetual testament of her service to God and her service to humanity.
Representatives were present from the Knight family, the Southern Union Conference, the South Central Conference, the Gulf States Conference, Jones College Alumni Foundation Office, students and teachers from the E. E. Rogers SDA school in Jackson, Mississippi, and several area pastors. Also present at the ceremony was Dr. Barbara Stovall (second from right), docent for the Anna Knight Center for Women’s Leadership and Archivist for Oakwood University.