Theodore “Teddy” Melvin McKnight, of Sharon, Pennsylvania, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2022, while a patient at Allegheny General Hospital, following an extended illness. He was 45.
Theodore was born on January 30, 1977, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a son to Theodore Hall & Rosalyn Marie (McCullough) Ripley.
He graduated in 1995 from Oliver High School, Pittsburgh, and was a gifted barber. He was known for his razor lineups and cuts.
He attended the New Beginnings Christian Fellowship of the Shenango Valley, Sharon.
In his spare time, Teddy was a sports enthusiast.
He is survived by his children, Elisha Hayden, Leighawna Hayden, Isaiah Hayden, Olivia Hayden, Kasiah McKnight, Ameris McKnight, and Evyon Odem; his former wife, Pauline McKnight; his father, Theodore; his mother, Rosalyn; his step-fathers, Robert Faye and Thomas Ripley, Sr.; his siblings, Robert McCullough, Choniece Arrington (Nicholas), Doniece McCullough-Hardman (Renita), Doreese McCullough, Shereese McCullough, Davidt Brown Jr., Thomas Ripley, III., and Thoniece Ripley, a host of aunts, uncles, and extended family; as well as his countless friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, Elias McKnight; his brother, Andrew “Drew” Paul McCullough, Sr.; his grandparents, Pauline & Melvin McKnight, and Annie Faye & Arthur King Sr.; his nephews, My'Zhirik McCullough & Ky'Yrik McCullough; and his great-niece, Faith Heaven Seay.
A time of gathering in honor of Teddy will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, in the New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Church, located at 858 Wallis Avenue, Sharon, Pennsylvania, 16146. A Home Going Service will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 1:00 PM, also in the church.
Memorial contributions can be made to his family c/o the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com
Coordination of this tribute for Teddy was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. (330-509-3135).
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