Birth Name: Gladys Maria Knight
Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 28, 1944
Gladys Knight is an American singer, actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian. She is African-American. Gladys became a Mormon (member of the LDS church) in 1997.
Gladys is the daughter of Sarah Elizabeth (Woods) and Merald Woodlow Knight.
Gladys’s paternal grandparents were Samuel Lee Knight (the son of Henry Knight and Adelia Wilkins) and Sallie Merritt (the daughter of Melvin William Merritt and Permelia Amelia Fannie Nix).
Gladys’s maternal grandfather was Bee Woods (the son of Alexander/Alex/Alec Woods/Wood and Ella W. Faver). Alexander was the son of Mary. Ella was the daughter of Louis Davis Faver and Martha Anne/Ann Howard.
Gladys’s maternal grandmother was Susie Carlisle (the daughter of Charles/Charlie Carlisle and Annie L. Moody). Charles was the son of Elick Carlisle and Ann.
Source: Genealogy of Gladys Knight – https://www.geni.com
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