Maryanne McKnight

Maryanne McKnight, 49, of Waco, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 31st at a local hospital. Funeral services will be 6:30PM Monday, January 6th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 3 to 5PM Sunday, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Maryanne was born in Englewood, New Jersey on July 10th, 1964. She grew up in both Closter and Harrington Park, New Jersey, attending Northern Valley Regional High School in Old Tappan and eventually graduated from Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington, Vermont in 1982. She attended University of Vermont and studied nursing briefly. She enjoyed putting pen to paper and was a gifted writer, however, her true passion was singing. She was a faithful member of Fellowship Bible Church and formed a singing duo with collaborator Hiram Solis, forming the passionate gospel twosome Hiram and Mary Anne.

Maryanne moved to Waco in 1996. She worked tirelessly to support her family for several different companies over the years, some of which include The Brazos Club, Spenco Medical Corporation, and Grande Communications. Maryanne

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  1. Alejandrina Guajardo

    You were a wonderful woman who raised strong and smart children. It was an honor to meet you and be a friend of Caitlin’s. You will be missed but never forgotten

  2. Alex, Valerie & Gabriel

    We will miss you, our Condolences go out to Mac, Ian, and the McKnight family and friends.

  3. Alex, Valerie & Gabriel Saldana

    We will miss you, our Condolences go out to Mac, Ian, and the McKnight family and friends.

  4. Amanda Larson- Martin And Brad Martin

    Mac our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of grief. She was always so wounderful to talk to in what little time we have known her. She will be missed.

  5. Lovelle, your wife sounds like an amazing woman. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Our sincere condolences on your loss. Maryanne has been a blessing to all of us at Beverly Hills Baptist Church and she will be missed.

  7. Brenda and Sidney McGlamory

    Although we didn’t know each other well, I am blessed to have known Maryanne the short time that I did. Her children, Michael, Caitlin and Ian are fine adults that I know she was proud. Our thoughts and prayers are with all. We love you.

  8. I worked with Maryanne for a number of years at Spenco. I was/am shocked, sad and so sorry to hear about her passing. She was a very sweet,loving,caring and smart person whom I am glad to call my friend. She loved her family like no other and was so very proud of her kids. We had many conversations in the break room at work about life and our kids. God Bless her son, daughter, parents and Max. May God hold you in his arms, wipe your tears with his hand and hold you tight. Time heals all wounds they say, so take your time and enjoy the memories of her.

  9. Christy (Long) Harrison

    I am so sorry for your unexpected loss. She is with her Maker, making glorious music. Your family is in my prayers.

  10. We live we love and through that love we leave our legacy. Marry may not be with us but she lives on through her legacy her children. Mike, Katie, Ian.are a beautiful tribute to that legacy. Marry lives on through her legacy. Mike, Katie, Ian. You are marry and you are Mike,SR. Hold your head hi and be proud of what your mom and dad did together. As I am proud to know you. And be your friend. May the Lord be with you and comfort you in your time of sorrow

  11. Dena Byrd & Lacy Lyle

    You touched so many people’s lives and never met a stranger. Thank you for who you were and for the talks we had. You will be missed by many….love and prayers to the family.

  12. Lovelle, you have my deepest,deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved wife, Maryanne. May God give you the strength to carry you, her children, and all who knew her through this terrible loss.

  13. We continue to hold you all in our prayers , may the love she had for her songs be continued to those that heard her sing .

  14. May the peace that only Jesus can provide be with you all . Let us know if there is anything we can do for you , love you all

  15. Maryanne and I met through Spenco and I now feel like I have lost one of my BEST friends. To Mac, Michael, Ian, and Caitlin I pray that God will wrap you in his loving arms during this difficult time.

  16. love you Mary… We are all deeply saddened by the loss of my sister. I am sorry I was unable to attend the service in person but I will always love you and will always keep you in my prayers. God bless you Mary..

  17. Jane and Joe Hall

    We are so sorry for your great loss, and we are keeping you in our prayers. May the Lord give you all His peace during this difficult time. Maryanne always encouraged us with her great faith in the Lord and her desire to follow Him. We thank God for her life and her testimony.

  18. Many prayers to the McKnight family! We are deeply saddened by the news of Maryanne’s passing but know from our many conversations, she was a saved woman and is in Heaven with her Heavenly Father! We will see you again, friend…

  19. Mac, I was shocked to hear about your wife. I know how much loosing a love one. In Oct.or 2005 15 days before our third wedding anniversary I lost my second wife to brain cancer. Our prayers go out to you and her children and as I told you I will place her on our prayer list at church. Take care and I’ll talk with you later on…..

  20. I was sad to hear of Maryanne’s passing. I worked with her years ago, but kept in contact with her as well. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. I am so sorry for the untimely passing of your Mother,daughter,wife. I shared many deep conversations with Maryanne, clearly she loved her children & being a Mother very very much! She made me laugh often with her quick witted humor! A Very intelligent lady…she will be missed.

  22. Condolences to Mac and your family. A great loss of a great lady. You will be missed.
    All my love, Michelle Gross and Family

  23. A voice that will be missed, a wit that is gone. She was the north to my south. She was our third piece. Forever missed and never forgotten, be free sweet friend and fly home.

  24. Ralph and Diana Sanchez

    254722471re so sorry to hear about Maryanne. We are both in shock as I know you and Ian are. Please know that you are in our prayers.

  25. Ralph and Diana Sanchez

    We are so sorry to hear about Maryanne. We are both in shock as I know you and Ian are. Please know that you are in our prayers.

  26. Rea Ann Blocker Bastable

    Taken from us much too soon. Thank you for the happiness you gave to Mac and your family. The Blocker Family sends our love and prayers.

  27. Mac, Ian and Family members. Mary Anne was an awesome singer and friend. We pray for God’s grace in these days of grief.

  28. Tom & Donna Lene from Parkview Baptist Church

  29. Tom & Donna Lene from Parkview Baptist Church

  30. Tom & Donna Lene from Parkview Baptist Church

  31. Tom & Donna Lene from Parkview Baptist Church

  32. Maryanne, I will miss you, girl. I have no clue who I will turn to when I need a facetious, albeit fanciful and marginally witty response to my circumstances. (wink, wink0 I love you so very much and look forward to seeing you again in Heaven one day.

  33. Tony & Betty Salinas

    Mac and Ian,we are so sorry for your great loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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