Funeral services for Gayla Beck McKnight will be held Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Officiating will be Rev. Buster Bailey. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden.
The family will receive friends today (Friday, March 15, 2013) from 5 until 7 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Gayla was born August 5, 1959 in Minden and entered heavens gates March 13, 2013 in Minden.
Her father, James "Pete" Beck; mother, Carolyn Sanders; and stepfather, Alfred Sanders preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband, Sid McKnight of Taft, California; father of her children, Randy Shelley of Minden; daughters, Kristi Kaspar and husband, Terry of Bellevue, Nebraska, Rayla Shelley and Lay Trotter of Minden; stepdaughter, Marci McKnight of Houston, Texas; stepson, Matthew McKnight and Jessica of Taft, California; sisters, Lynn Harvey and husband, Michael of Westeaton, New York and Karen Miller of Jefferson, New York.
She is also survived by brothers, Jimmy Beck and wife, Velda Lowery of Sweeny, Texas and Stephen Beck and wife, Caroline of Birmingham, Alabama; lifelong best friend, Debra Prince and husband, Eddie of Heflin; grandchildren, Autumn, Aidan and Ethan Kaspar, Jayden, Laya and Jaxon Trotter, and Acen McKnight; her beloved dogs, Lil' Bit and Charlie.
Pallbearers will be John Thompson, Eddie Prince, Rick Shelley, Dustin Prince, Ricky Pullman, and Joseph Beck.
Honorary pallbearers will be her precious grandchildren.