Mother McKnight is a resident of Belzoni, Mississippi. She is a member of White Star Baptist Church in Belzoni under the leadership of Rev. Donald Washington and is a member of the Mother’s Ministry and Missionary Society. 

Mother McKnight breastfed eight of her 10 children and stated that she didn’t know back then that breastfeeding was the healthiest thing to do. She just did what came natural to her to feed her children. She said her children never experienced sicknesses, only scraps and bruises.

She enjoys being active in her church, shopping for a long time and cooking.