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Norma Blanche Pittard Knight, 83, studied the art of Japanese flower arranging

Norma Blanche Pittard Knight

WILMINGTON — Norma Blanche Pittard Knight, 83, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at home.

Norma was born Feb. 2, 1936, in Warrenton, the oldest daughter of the late George Norman Pittard and Cora Blanche Jenkins Pittard.

Norma graduated from Flora McDonald College and taught in public schools for 10 years. She studied the art of Japanese flower arranging, receiving advanced teaching degrees in the Ikenobo and Ohara schools. Norma shared her love of flowers with her closest friends and with garden clubs throughout Eastern North Carolina. She was a member of the Rocky Mount Junior Guild, the Rocky Mount Garden Club and the Cape Fear Garden Club.

Norma was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Pittard Davis; and brother, George Norman Pittard IV. She is survived by her sister, Nancy Pittard Sieler; and brother, Robert Jenkins Pittard.

Norma leaves behind her husband of 62 years, Dan Knight and their daughter, Rachel K. McKnight; son-in-law, Vince McKnight; and granddaughter, Maria McKnight, all of Wilmington.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Andrews Mortuary, 1617 Market St., Wilmington. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8, at St. Andrew’s On-the-Sound Episcopal Church, conducted by the Rev. Richard G. Elliot. Burial will be held at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, at Warrendale Cemetery, Norlina.

Memorials may be made to St. Andrew’s On-the-Sound Episcopal Church, 101 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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