March 22, 2019

Mrs. Monica McKnight Lovett

Monica-Lovett-1475580496Mrs. Monica McKnight Lovett, 40 of Newnan, passed away Monday, October 3, 2016 surrounded by her family.

She was born April 13, 1976 in Newnan, GA to Paul Raymond McKnight, III & Julianne Pearson McKnight.

Monica grew up in Newnan and was a 1994 graduate of Newnan High School. She also graduated from Mercer University with Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of West Georgia.

Monica taught special education & kindergarten at Northside Elementary for 18 years where she touched countless young lives.

She was awarded Teacher of the Year twice, most recently in 2015. Monica and her family are active members of Newnan First United Methodist Church. Her love of the outdoors was evident in her hobbies of running, walking the dog, and enjoying walks on the beach or hikes in the mountains.

The memorial service is Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 4 pm in the sanctuary of Newnan First United Methodist Church, 33 Greenville St, Newnan.

Following the memorial service, the family will receive friends in the church Parish Hall.

Rather than flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to either Northside Elementary School, 720 Country Club Road, Newnan, GA 30263 or to Southeastern Assistance in Healthcare, 600 Celebrate Life Parkway, Newnan, GA 30265.

Condolences can be expressed online at

Survivors include husband, Matt Lovett; children, Jett Lovett, Mattie Louise Lovett; parents, Ray & Julianne McKnight; sister, Amanda (Steve) McKnight Alter; mother-in-law & father-in-law, Eddie (former Heard High School principal) & Teresa Lovett; brother-in-law, Brandon (Lori) Lovett; sister-in-law, Lindsey (Matt) Vukovich; nieces & nephews, Bailey & Drew Alter, Will & Cam Lovett, Bryce, Anna Grace, & Ellie Vukovich; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory of Newnan is in charge of the arrangements.

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