1936 Mary 2020

Mary Caskey Knox

October 2, 1936 — November 28, 2020

Mary C. Knox
Seneca, SC

Mary Caskey Knox, 84 of Seneca, SC died on November 28, 2020 surrounded by all six of her adoring grandchildren.

She was the daughter of James Leslie Caskey and Alma Giles Caskey and is survived by her husband of 62 years Charles H. Knox Jr., and sons Charles Herbert (Herb) Knox, III (Donna) of Anderson, SC; Eric K. Knox (Linda) of Ashburn, VA; John Christopher (Chris) Knox (Sara) of Opelika, AL and brother Walter L. (Pete) Caskey of Fort Mill, SC. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Emily, Alycia, Laura, John, Hannah and Clarissa and several dozen nieces and nephews whom she has kept up with and adored. Number eight of twelve siblings, she was preceded in death by her parents and brothers George, James, Henry, Fred and Joseph; and Sisters Ruth Merritt Carroll, Genevieve Seymour Harper, Beulah Turner, Sara Blackwelder and Carolyn Rotman.

Born October 2, 1936 in Lancaster, SC, she attended Winthrop College and became a Registered Nurse, a profession she proudly served in and enjoyed for more than 40 years. Mary retired from Clemson University's Redfern Health Center where she always enjoyed meeting and serving the students. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Seneca for many years.

A wonderful cook, baker and hostess, she made all who visited her home feel welcomed. Countless extended family, friends, students and strangers were always welcome at her table for a hearty meal, a slice of one of her fresh baked pound cakes, and much laughter. She always had a fresh baked cake in the kitchen "...because your Daddy likes it and somebody may stop by." Having fun was always important and she was not above or below playing a good practical joke on anyone.

She was an encouragement to all who knew her and believed great things could be accomplished by those willing to do the work required to achieve the goal. Mary will be remembered as someone who began her life humbly and lived it boldly for Jesus Christ; and was always ready, willing and able to share her faith. It never mattered where someone came from, how much they had or didn't have, or what their condition was or had been - everyone was important to her. Over the decades many were the beneficiaries of her hospitality and generosity which was always extended joyfully with no hope or expectation of reciprocity. Her only desire was to make the world a better place for people each and every day.

A memorial and celebration of her life will be held at a future date less controlled by COVID impacts. In lieu of flowers it was Mrs. Knox wish that contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The family would like to thank all of her friends and extended family for their prayers and words of encouragement and kindness offered in these past several weeks.

Condolences and remembrances may be extended to the family via email at MaryKnox@knoxdigital.com.

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