Judith Diane Mitchell Knox

July 10, 1940 - September 24, 2008

07/10/1940 - 09/24/2008

Past Services

Friday September 26, 2008
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Saturday September 27, 2008
Rosewood Memorial Park
631 N. Witchduck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757 497-8925 | Directions
Saturday September 27, 2008
11:00 am
Norview United Methodist Church
1112 Norview Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23513
757-853-9361 | Directions

Virginia Beach; Judith Diane Mitchell Knox, 68, passed away, Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at a local hospital.

She was born in Norfolk the daughter of the late Bill and Vera Mitchell. She has a Master’s Degree in English from Old Dominion University. Mrs. Knox was a school teacher and retired from Norfolk Public Schools. She was a member of Norview United Methodist Church where she served as Lay Leader, Sunday School Teacher, and past president of the United Methodist Women. Mrs. Knox served the Order of the Eastern Star as a Worthy Matron and Grand Representative of South Carolina in Virginia. She was a member of both Lynnhaven Chapter No. 184 and Bayside Chapter 181, Order of the Eastern Star. She was also Queen of the Daughters of the Nile, Al Kena Temple No. 124. She was president of P. Buckley Moss Society and President of the Hummel Club.

She is survived by her husband of forty-seven years Ernest H. Knox; daughter, Vera-Allison Short and her husband Ken of Virginia Beach; son, William E. Knox and his wife Wendy of Humble, TX; sister, Molly M. Smith and her husband Fred of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren, Connor and Hannah Short and Hunter and Kinsey Knox; two nieces, Lori Everett and Missi Cohn.

A funeral service will be conducted Saturday September 27, 2008 at 11:00 AM at the Norview United Methodist Church, 1112 Norview Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23513. The Reverend William Joseph Shepherd will officiate. The family will receive friends at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The order of the Eastern Star will conduct a service at 6:00 PM Friday at the funeral home. Following the service, burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made either to the American Cancer Society or Norview United Methodist Church. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com.

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Bonnie Boone Enderle
8 years ago

Dear Ernie, Lisa, and family:

I am so sorry to hear of this huge loss. Judy has been such a joy to know since we met in 1986 and her courageous battle with cancer is a true inspiration to me. My most sincere thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and will continue for your comfort in knowing the love she had for you. Much love, Bonnie

Shelby Phelps, P.M.
8 years ago

Ernie and Family,

I was sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers and when you need comfort, just look up–for God has added another shining star to his heaven.

Paula and Ed Swansey
8 years ago

Ernie and Lisa

We are so sorry to hear about Judy. She was a very special friend and we will certainly miss her smiling face and her tails about her grandchildren whom she loved dearly. Our prayers are with you.

Edward F. Irvin
8 years ago

I didn’t know Judith Knox, but I know her husband Ernest. We both are members of the Tidewater Seniors Invitational Golf Association,TSIGA, and we’ve played many a round of golf together. I offer my condolences to you, Ernie, and all of your loved ones. Fred Irvin

Charlotte Fitzgerald
8 years ago

I have fond memories of teaching English with Judy at Northside. I am so sorry for your loss, Ernie, and my prayers are with you and your family.

Sincerely, Charlotte

Larry & Mary Lu Glindeman
8 years ago

Molly and family – We just found out today about Judy’s death, we want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

Love to all, Mary Lu and Larry

8 years ago

Mrs Molly, I am so sorry for the lost of your sister, but God says he lent her to us, and now its time for her to come home, she is in a far better place, not suffering, may he continue to bless U & your family! STAY STRONG..LEAN ON HIM FOR UNDERSTANDING AND NOT ON YOUR OWN! MAY HEAVEN SMILE UPON YOU!


Norman & Kirsti Cohn
8 years ago

Please accept our deepest sympathy at this very difficult time

Missi’s parents-in-law

John Campbell
8 years ago

So sorry, Ernie, to hear about Judith. Always remember your family next door. Your old neighbor and Masonic brother.

John Campbell