Edna Knippers Dykes Martin, 97 years old, beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother was called to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on December 24, 2018. She entered this world on April 27, 1921, born to Sarah and Benjamin Knippers, in Magnolia, MS. Edna was a faithful member of Trinity Baptist Church in Baton Rouge and frequently attended her home church, Bluff Springs Baptist Church in Magnolia, MS. She worked for Jewel Fabric and Woolco in retail and also worked as a seamstress and drove for Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Edna is survived by her sons, Jimmy Dale Dykes and wife Karen and Robert "Mike" Dykes and wife Sherri; 5 grandchildren, Robert "Kasey" Dykes, Robert "Nicolas" Dykes, Michael "Scott" Dykes and wife Amanda, Shelley Dykes Kuhlmeyer and Maryann "Nicole" Dykes; 4 great-grandchildren, Katherine Dykes, Michael Dykes, Addison Kuhlmeyer and Jared Kuhlmeyer; brothers, Willie Knippers and Bobby Knippers; sister, Sara Fortenberry and a host of nieces and nephews.
Edna is preceded in death by her father, Benjamin Knippers; mother, Sara Brooks Knippers; first husband, Robert Thomas Dykes and second husband Sam Martin; brothers, William Edgar Knippers and Bernell Knippers; sister, Ann Martin.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, La. on Thursday, December 27, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The visitation will continue at Baker Funeral Home on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM until the funeral service at 12:00 PM officiated by Pastor Dale Crawford. The graveside service and burial will follow at Line Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Kentwood, La. at 2:30 PM.
Family and friends may sign our online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com.
Mike, Sherri, Shelley, and family...sending condolences for the loss Of Mrs Edna. Praying God Blessed you with comfort at this very difficult time. The loss of your mom is tough, but even more so at this special time of the year. Sending prayers to all. Cheri Camp
Cheri CampTwo Harbors, MN
I only knew you for a short time but that was enough time to find out you were a very special lady .
Donie HolmesJayess, MS
My deepest condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. Please take solace in the fact that it is possible to see her again. May the god of comfort be with you in this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3
S CarterHollywood, FL