FORT WORTH--Sheryl Jean Haynes McKnight passed away peacefully at the age of 63 on Monday, July 4, 2016 with her son and family by her side.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, July 16, 2016, at The Boyd Family Funeral Home, 5001 Chef Menteur Highway, New Orleans, LA 70126, with Rev. Brandon Haynes officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. and services will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends are invited.
Sheryl was born on January 24, 1953, in New Orleans, LA and lived in Fort Worth, TX for many years. Sheryl graduated from Dillard University and received her Master's Degree from University of Virginia. With her love of learning and teaching, she taught English at the University of New Orleans and Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. Sheryl led a fulfilling and successful career at American Airlines for 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Haynes Jr and her mother, Mary Louise Madere Haynes.
Her spirit is carried on by her compassionate son, Vincent McKnight and the light of her life, her granddaughter, Cherish McKnight. She is survived by two brothers and five sisters. She will always be remembered and loved by her 15 nieces and nephews, 21 great nieces and nephews, aunts, cousins, other relatives, and friends.