Bonnie McKnight

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died April 28, 2020

Bonnie McKnight, age 79, of Gladstone, passed away early Tuesday morning on April 28th at her home with her loving husband by her side.

She was born on October 17, 1940, in Ubly, Michigan, daughter of Arthur and Ruby (Nelson) McKenzie. Bonnie was married to David McKnight on February 22, 1958 in Bad Axe, Michigan. Together, they shared 62 years of wonderful memories. Bonnie worked at 4J’s Family Restaurant in Gladstone for 31 years from 1978 through 2009. After retiring from 4J’s, she continued cooking and baking for everyone. If you stopped by the house, she loved to bless you with a plate of cookies, cake, bars, or some kind of baked goods. Cooking and baking truly was her hobby and she did it well. Spending time with her family brought her so much joy. She was a wonderful wife, mother and granny. She will be truly missed by many.

Bonnie is survived by her husband David McKnight of Gladstone, MI, son Steve (Joy) McKnight of Gladstone, daughter Traci (Roy) Challender of Gladstone, grandchildren Hannah, (Jayson), Ben, Jesse, Jordan, (Danielle), Katie, (Josh), Josh and Leah, and great-grandchildren Jake, Oliver, Royce, Sophia, Lexi, Scout, Lincoln, Harrison and Elliot.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her son Scott McKnight, brother Don McKenzie, and granddaughter Leah McKnight and her parents.

A celebration of life honoring Bonnie will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at their family home on 5707 Chaison 23.5 Road in Gladstone, Michigan. Family and friends are invited to arrive at 1:00 PM with a memorial service starting at 1:30 PM with Pastor Dave Grant officiating. To leave the family a message of condolence,

11 Tributes for “Bonnie McKnight

    I can’t say enough good about Bonnie. I knew her for over 30 years and I would say her love of her family was top priority. Dave and Bonnie made the perfect pair. I met her while working at 4J’s, she was a cook and I was a waitress. She had so much patience with everyone, she worked so hard and cared about the business like it was her own. I never heard her complain, she was always so sweet. I think her favorite story was the one where my mom bathed Katie in the sink at the restaurant.
    I was one of the lucky recipients of a plate of cookies every Christmas, they were always so yummy and very much appreciated. She had a heart of gold and will always be remembered. Dave, I am sending you big hugs and peace for your broken heart. Steve and Joy, Traci and Roy and all the McKnight family, I am so sorry for your loss, hold the memories in your hearts forever. She is now your brightest guardian angel.

    My sympathy to the family, I knew Bonnie for many years, the kindest ,sweetest, most talented cook and baker ever.

    Steve and family, have peace in your heart, knowing she is smiling down on you from the kingdom of glory.

    To Bonnie’s family
    My heart is broken for you all. I had the pleasure of doing Bonnie’s hair for at least 30/40, years. She was not just a customer she was my friend and I loved her. We shared many wonderful stories about our families. We laughed and cried together. I cried when I heard of her battles with cancer, but she fought hard to stay with her family. She was always Proud of her family ( even the bald guy she called her son), . Bonnie was a beautiful person inside and out. Fly high with the angels My Bonnie!!! Your job here is done. RIP
    I will always remember you!!!!!
    My deepest sympathy to David and family. Love you my Bonnie.

    I am so sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. She will be missed. She was always so happy to talk with me whenever I seen her and always brought up her family and how everyone was doing. Sending my thoughts and prayers to all of her family and loved ones.

    Bonnie was a special lady. She & Dave worked with me at the 4J’s. She will be greatly missed by her family & friends. I will send my prayers & condolences.

    My sympathy to Dave and the family. I worked with Bonnie back in the 1980’s at 4J’s. She was one of the nicest people I ever met. I have many fond memories of working with her and I always enjoyed running into her when visiting family in Gladstone. Dave, you are in my prayers.

    Mrs McKnight was one of the nicest people I ever met. She always had time to chat. She was a good friend to the Cartwright’s. God bless her and her family.

    May 7, 2020

    Sorry to hear about your loss. I have many good memories of Bonnie and your family throughout the years. May the Lord bring peace and comfort in times of reflection and memories.

    God bless

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