Knight, Rachel Marie

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Rachel Marie Knight, 39, of Peterstown, WV entered the gates of Heaven early November 16, 2021, after a short and victorious fight with Cancer; in the care of Peyton Hospice House and with the love of her family over the course of her illness. Born January 18, 1982, she was a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth “Sissy” Rice Knight.

Known for a golden heart, Rachel gave all of her love and time to animals and those who she felt needed love. Rachel also spent her time cleaning for The Corp of Cadets at Virginia Tech.

In addition to her parents, Rachel is preceded in death by her fiancé Willie Handy.

Left to cherish her memory to their hearts are her special daughter, Briteny Epling; grandson, Waylon Epling; sister, Angie Sisson; brothers, Christopher Persinger, and Thomas Persinger Jr; special friends, Donnie Mullins, Ashley McGuire, Stephanie Epling, April Epling, Bessie Handy; and a host of beloved family and friends.

There will be a memorial service conducted on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. The family will see friends on Friday from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to assist in funeral expenses.

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The staff of Kendall Funeral Home are honored to be serving the Knight Family.