Christine “Christy” Ann Stroup Knowles, age 59 of Mobile, AL, passed away on February 10, 2022. Christy grew up in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, before attending Thiel College and relocating to Virginia with her family. Christy was a devoted mother to her son, Griffin, whom she raised in Virginia before relocating to Alabama with her dear husband, David Knowles.
Christy was a talented artist who enjoyed painting, music, hockey, cooking, antique shopping, and Mardi Gras, among many other interests. She was dedicated to her beloved pups over the years, Jack, Petey, Pebbles, Buddy the Beagle, Parker, and Lucy. Christy had a keen sense for interior design and was proud of her work restoring her recent historic homes. A nurturing and selfless person who always recognized the needs of others, Christy was a gracious hostess who enjoyed making others feel comfortable. In November 2021, Christy hosted the Excelsior Band for a social in the Creole Firehouse No. 1, where the band originated in 1883.
Christy was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Louise Stroup, her father Eugene Allen Stroup and her sister, Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Vaccaro. She is survived by her husband, David Knowles; her son, Griffin Semple; her brother, Jonathan (Jon) Stroup and his partner, Christopher Raffa; brother-in-law, Dennis Vaccaro; and niece, Nicole Vaccaro. Dear friends include Gloria Charlip, Debi Malcomson Rowen, and Ann Yerks Riege counted among many other friends in Midtown Mobile and the Washington DC area. Christy was a member of a local Mystic Society, where she had many close friends.
A celebration of Christy’s life will be held Saturday, March 12, 2022, at 1:00 PM in her honor at the Cedar Street Social Club at 4 N. Cedar Street, Mobile, AL. (Corner of Dauphin and Cedar St.) We graciously request all of Christy’s loved ones and friends join us in this celebration.
In lieu of flowers, Christy’s family has requested that you please consider a donation to the Animal Rescue Foundation in Mobile, a cause very near and dear to Christy. The donation link is here: https://www.animalrescuemobile.org/donate.html
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.