Margaret Estelle Knight Midgett

Published 7:09 am Saturday, February 1, 2020

Margaret Estelle Knight Midgett, 79, of Manteo, died January 29, 2020, at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.

A native of Dare County, she was born on April 3, 1940, and raised in Stumpy Point. Mrs. Midgett was the daughter of the late Edna Wise Knight and William Knight.

Estelle, as she was most well-known, was a humble, generous, gentle, loving, and compassionate mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. A member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, she often volunteered at the Roanoke Island Food Pantry.

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Estelle is survived by her husband of 59 years, Paul Midgett; daughters Cheryl Midgett and Paula Midgett (Al); grandchildren Morgan and CJ Midgett; brother William “Billy Boy” Knight (Alma); and several nieces, nephews and their families.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters Carolyn Gray, Molly Santoro and Ann Trawick.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on February 1 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church with Rev. Matt Seals officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Roanoke Island Food Pantry, PO Box 787, Manteo, NC 27954 or online at

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at