Earnestine Crockett Knox

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Earnestine Crockett Knox, 94, was born November 26, 1926 to the parentage of the late Bellam and Ina Mary Smith Crockett in Harrison County.  Mrs. Knox accepted Christ at an early age and attended New Prospect Baptist Church.  Earnestine attended and received her eduction in the Harrison County Public School.  

On January 10, 1948 she united in holy matrimony to Edgar A. Knox and to this union five daughters were born.  Earnestine was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 66 years; two daughter, Lena Knox Derrick and Lajean Knox; son-in-law, Paul W. Derrick, Sr.; three brothers, Plez Crockett, Hayward Crockett and Harry Crockett, Sr.; three sisters, Doney Bell Patton, Lessie B. Armstrong and Gertie Crockett.

Earnestine departed this life on Thursday, March 18th at her residence in Diana, Texas surrounded by her loving family.  She touched the loves of many people with her kind spirit.  The Lord opened the gates of Heaven and called our loved one to a greater kingdom.

Mrs. Knox leaves behind to mourn her passing and to cherish her memories, three beautiful daughters, Fayrene Knox and Lorene Knox both of Diana, TX, Luvenia Beck of Kilgore, TX; two loving grandchildren, Paul Derrick, Jr. of Diana, TX and Nina Derrick of Garland, TX; three sisters-in-law, Bessie Knox, Darlene Roach, Genell Knox all of Marshall, TX; one brother-in-law, Joe Knox (Patrica) of Marshall, TX and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2021 in the Chapel of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Ore City.  There will be a time of visitation from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.

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  1. Cousin Earnestine was a quiet person. She always a big smile on her face and glad to see you. She really loved her family and was a devoted wife to Egar.

  2. My condolences to the family of Mrs. EARNESTINE. I grew up in Ore City and knew the Crockett family. One day several years ago, I accompanied Mrs. JULIA HELLBURG to visit her sister who lived across the road from Mrs. Earnestine. She was not home. Mrs. Earnestine invited us into her home to wait until the sister returned. We had a great visit. She then took Mrs. Julia and me across the road to the house. She knew where the key to the house was and showed me how to get in. Mrs. Julia, Mrs. Earnestine, and I waited for her return. May Mrs.Earnestine rest in peace.

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