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Renelle LeBruce Saunders

April 28, 1990 ~ November 15, 2019 (age 29)


Life Reflection of

Mr. Renelle LeBruce Saunders Knight

April 28, 1990 ~ November 15, 2019



I have fought a good fight, I have kept the faith, I have finished my course..

Renelle LeBruce Saunders Knight transitioned from this life to life eternal with his loving family by his side on Friday, November 15, 2019, at 6:39pm at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL.


Renelle was born on April 28, 1990, at Suncoast Hospital in Largo, FL weighing in at 9lbs and 4 1/4oz to Monshadee Mathis and Darrell Knight, Sr. Renelle was number 2 of the six pack; his other siblings include Romando (Ziggy), Rashaun and Rashaude (Twins), Ro’Tanyanikka (Tanya) and Revelle (Velle). He was also blessed with 3 additional siblings, Arkey’zia, Otis, Darrell and Calvin.

Renelle received his educational training at Head Start, Tarpon Fundamental, Coachman Fundamental and graduated from Tarpon High in June of 2009. He made Gainesville his home and later enrolled at Sante Fe Community College and University Air Center. Renelle was an avid traveler, his favorite pastime was playing chess, riding jet skis and flying airplanes with his son Ian by his side.


Renelle was formerly employed at Carnegie Dallas Funeral Services, YMCA at Cops N’ Kids, Gainesville Health and Fitness Club and was currently a Maintenance Manager for Aqua at Windmeadows Apartments.


One of Renelle’s proudest moments was the birth of his son, Ian. Renelle was an excellent father, who loved his son very much and spent every moment making lasting memories with Ian.


Renelle accepted the Lord as his personal Savior as a child and was a member of Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church and was very active in the youth choir and usher board. He later joined Cathedral of Faith in Action Ministries and was a part of the Youth Militant Fire Group, preaching his first sermon in June of 2009. Renelle rededicated his life to Christ and attended Alive Church in Gainesville and was baptized in


Renelle love life and lived it to the fullest. He loved to laugh and make others laugh, his smile was contagious. He loved his family; his desire was for his family to come together in unity with his last week’s spent making Thanksgiving plans.



Renelle leaves to cherish precious memories

Son, Ian Knight; daughter-in-love, Sophia Roman; Mother, Monshadee Mathis, Siblings, Romando Mathis, Rashaun Gavin, Rashaude Gavin, RoTanyanikka Gavin, Revelle Gavin, Darrell Knight, Jr., Calvin Wood, Marlon Dampier, Otis (Jennifer) Ballard, Arkey’zia Reynolds, Marissa Black and Marcus Black; Paternal Grandparents, Ruth and Homer Johns; Maternal Grandmother, Cecilia Mathis; Nieces, RaNylah, RaShe’, A’Vona, Ryleigh, Revaeh and Mia; Nephews, Zaiden, Jace and Carson; Paternal Aunts, Taryn (Brian) Smith and Michelle Thompson; Paternal Uncles, Elton (Kerry) Johns and James Johns; Maternal Aunts, Bessie Fuller, Veronica Joe, Dentriel Boddie, Kimberly Daniel, Chanice Flowers, Ray’Neisha Thompson-Small, Maternal Uncles, Robert Reynolds, Arkeyel Reynolds, Jamel Flowers, Corey (Tanjie) Small and Eric (Dinmah) Hicks; Stepmother, Sharon Knight; Devoted Friends, Luz, Kevin, Lyndsey, Shawndranay, Quisha, Ian, Hermone, Antoine, Alonzo, Bryant, LaDarrius and Amartia; Special Cousins, Tiffany Lake, Knekeysha and Contrell Graham; and a host of great aunts, great uncles, other relatives, cousins and close friends.

Renelle was preceded in death by his father, Darrell Knight, Sr. (Spike), Maternal Great Grandparents, Rhoda and Cleveland Sawyers, Cecil Riley, Sr., George B. Porter, Rosa Small and Grandfather, Nehemiah Small and Paternal Great Grandparents, Willie and Abbie Knight.


Fly High Bruce! Gone but never forgotten….

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November 22, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church
400 South Levis Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Funeral Service
November 23, 2019

11:00 AM
Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church
400 South Levis Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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