Mae Brock Knight

May 13, 1930 - November 15, 2017
Mae Brock Knight

Mae Brock Knight, 87, of Wilmington, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Mae was born in Warsaw, NC on May 13, 1930, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in 1952. Upon graduation, she became a school teacher and taught for several years in Lexington, NC, before moving to Wilmington to continue fulfilling her passion of inspiring young people, retiring in 1994.

Mae was preceded in death by her daughter, Emily Anne Knight, her parents, Jesse Cicero Brock and Carrie Mae Garner Brock and her brothers, Kenneth F. Brock and Robert MacDonald Brock.

She is survived by James Edwin Knight, Sr., and their two sons; James Edwin Knight, Jr., and Jesse Brock Knight, her grandchildren; Ethan James Knight of Wilmington, Savannah Leigh Starling and her husband Sam of Stokes, NC, Chandler Blake Knight and Wyatt James Knight, both of Wilmington, and Bryce Wayne Cartrette of Chula Vista, CA, her sister-in-law Virginia Brock and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Monday, November 20, 2017, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel from 1 to 2 p.m. with the funeral service commencing at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association by visiting

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  • November 20, 2017
    Celia White Williams says:
    Brock - I am sorry for your loss. I am keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • November 20, 2017
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  • November 20, 2017
    Alex Pridgen and Gena McKinley says:
    Dear Jim, We are so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. Please extend our condolences to all of your family. We wanted you to know that we are thinking about you and wishing you well.

  • April 23, 2020
    Kit says:
    I am sorry for your loss Brock. Your Mama was really something special