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.