In memory of Denisha Knight

Denisha Knight's parents on stage speaking to the crowd.
Denisha Knight's parents on stage speaking to the crowd.(WTOK)
Published: Sep. 17, 2023 at 2:30 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Many in the community gathered to honor the life of Denisha Knight.

The event took place Saturday, September 16 on the Meridian City Hall Lawn from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The event not only celebrated the life and birthday of the young girl but also spoke against domestic violence.

“Stop the violence, domestic violence, and we wanna promote that things are not acceptable. You know if you have a problem come talk to somebody. There are people out here that are having problems with domestic violence and we’re trying to stop this because there are a lot of people affected.” said Dennis Knight, Denisha Knight’s father.

Denisha’s mother, Hazel Knight says there needs to be stiffer penalties and you should not be able to walk free if you’ve taken someone’s life.

“I feel like there is not enough being done to prevent this. I think we as a community need to come together so that we can stop some of this domestic violence.”, said Hazel Knight.

When asked how they can throw a joyous celebration such as this one after all that’s happened, Hazel Knight said “Because I know she would do it. She was that kind of person.”

The Knight family thanks everyone who looks to keep their daughter’s memory alive.

The Knights’ say that doing this event keeps them going and they look forward to having it again.