A TIME TO BE BORN:
Eloise Knight Warren also known as “Ham” of Garfield, Georgia was born May 3, 1944. She was one of ten siblings born to Sular Robinson and Horace Knight Sr.
A TIME TO LEARN:
She was educated in the Georgia school system, graduating from Emanuel County High School in Swainsboro, Georgia on May 31, 1965. In high school, she learned to sew and had an opportunity to showcase her talents as a seamstress by participating in a talent show. She modeled one of her own designs and won. She became an even more talented seamstress while working at the Twin City factory. After high school, she relocated to Dania Beach, FL. There, she learned how to manage a small grocery store with her Aunt Lizzy Knight. This opened a door for her to become a proud long distance telephone switch board operator for Southern Bell (now known as AT&T). She dedicated 40 years of her life to this career. She believed in leaving a legacy and provision for her family. This desire led her to several careers, and multiple streams of income. While working for AT&T, she became a realtor for Keyes Realty, and continued to renew her license until the age of 77. She has also been a proud server for Red Lobster since 2001. After her retirement from AT&T, she went back to school and earned a certification in medical billing and coding from Med Advance. Although she wore many hats, her most important role was to continue the family legacy as a farmer.
A TIME TO LOVE:
Eloise was a people’s person; a friend to all, and a helping hand when needed. Her loving and gentle personality served as a magnet, drawing many close. As early as 10 years old, Eloise loved to cook for her family. Her siblings remember, “Every Sunday, Eloise would make their favorite fried chicken and chocolate cake, which was a part of a 4-course meal!” In Dania, FL she met Ira H. Warren Jr. The first time he saw her, he said, “You’re going to be my wife.” Although she was doubtful, she fell in love and married him. And to this union three children were born, Woodard Ira, Christopher Lemar Warren and Dr. Shantia Latrice Warren. Eloise was an ideal mother and homemaker.
A TIME TO DIE:
October 13, 2021, Eloise peacefully made her transition from her earth-bound location to glory. She was preceded in death by her husband, mother, father[, three brothers, James Edward Littles, Paul Willie Littles, Horace Knight Jr.; and one sister, Sular Marietta Knight.
A TIME TO MOURN:
Eloise leaves to cherish her memories: two sons, Woodard Ira Warren (Angela Lewis Warren) and Christopher Lemar Warren (Maria Cristina Santa Cruz) both of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; one daughter Dr. Shantia Latrice Warren of Atlanta, GA; seven Grandchildren, Tyresha, Kenneth, Eric, Morgan, Dereck, Chris Jr., Dierra; four great grandchildren, Madison, Peyton, Ryan, Messiah; five sisters, Parnell Littles Register (Cody) of Hollywood, FL, Jeanette Stewart of White Plain, NY, Pearl Mason of Chicago, IL, Annie Kirkland of N. Augusta, SC and Linnie Berry of Fort Lauderdale, FL; one uncle, Lawson Robinson of Detroit, MI; three aunts, Lula Mae Robinson, Mary Grace Robinson, Mary B. Robinson. She also leaves to cherish her memories and dear friends Gene Riley (Mary), Mr. & Mrs. Albert and Gloria Oliver, and Vanessa Grant. Eloise, also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many loving friends.
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