The Administration and staff of the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists sadly announces the passing of Mary Ellen Thompson-Knott, a worker at our headquarters for more than 37 years. She died on Friday, February 7, 2020, in the Intensive Care Unit, Doctors Hospital, Nassau, Bahamas while recovering from surgery. She was 58 years old.

She served faithfully as an administrative assistant to two Conference Presidents, human resource assistant, and recently, office secretary. She will be remembered for her courage, faith, humor, professionalism, dedication, and prayer life.

Mary graciously bore much physical pain and illnesses over the last years. Although the pain, her face radiated with peace and a gentle smile each day. Her faith in her Lord was demonstrated through her passionate prayers she sent to the staff’s WhatsApp group each morning. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Johanna and Kirk Hudson; her son, Adam; her sisters and many other relatives and friends. 

The funeral will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:00a.m. at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church. Interment will be at the Lakeview Cemetery.