It is with deepest heartfelt sympathy we inform you of the passing from this life of Ms. Mildred "Missy" (Knight) Battle, 83, a resident of 5106 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California. Ms. Battle transitioned from this life on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Centinela Regional Medical Center, Inglewood, California.
On February 11, 1937, in Wedowee, Alabama, a baby girl was born to Robert and Sally Fanny Knight. She was the thirteenth of sixteen children. She was named Mildred, better known as "Missy".
Missy grew up in Randolph County, where she was educated at Stephen's Mission School. She accepted Christ at an early age and served Him faithfully as a member of Pine Flat Primitive Baptist Church. Later in life, she met and married her childhood love, Odell Langston. This union was blessed with two baby boys. She later relocated to North Carolina with her brother Lacy for a short time, but soon went back home to Wedowee. In the late fifties, she settled to Los Angeles, California, where she was blessed with a daughter and a son.
Missy worked as a supervisor at the Holiday Inn for many years, where she met and married James W. Battle, in the early seventies. To that union, no children were born. She was a dedicated loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She took so much pride in taking care of her family and she loved to cook. Her love was unconditional. She ran a clean yet very comfortable home. Her doors as well as her heart were always open. Any family member by way of Alabama stayed with Missy and all felt welcomed and loved. The Lord blessed her to see four generations of her children. In the early sixties, to honor her father's birthday, Missy started an annual dinner, that evolved into the Knight Family reunion, that still goes on till this day, which she loved to attend. In her leisure, she loved to go to the track and bet on the horse races. When relaxing at home, her favorite thing to watch was old "Shoot 'em Ups" (Westerns). Also, she also was a member of the Eastern Star.
Mildred Battle was called home on October 27th, 2020 with the sunrise, where she will join her husband, James Battle, son, Gary Keith Martin, four sisters and nine brothers.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Knight and Battle families which includes: one (1) brother, David Knight (Brenda), three (3) children: Thomas Lewis Langston, Sr. (Jorose), Melvin Langston (Patricia), and Rhonda Davis (Edward, Jr); seventeen (17) grandchildren: Lamont, Sr., Latoya (James), Thomas (Tsedeye), Edward (Twanah), Tamika, Anthony, Melvin, Jr. (Valencia), LaShanda, Erica, Nicholas, LaTina, Gary Ray, Donald (Carol), Natosha (Brandon, Cameron, Shanelle (Dominc), and Edward, III; thirty-nine (39) great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and many more family members and friends that will truly miss her.
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