November 21, 2023
Just Got 2 Have It! founder Barbara Knight dies
Gifts and lifestyle wholesaler Just Got 2 Have It! has shared its founder Barbara Knight passed away Nov. 16 following a battle with leukemia.
“Barbara and Just Got 2 Have It! are synonymous in many circles throughout our industry and beyond. Her brilliance, vision, passion, innovation and zest for life helped make Just Got 2 Have It! the industry leader we are today,” the company wrote in a statement.
Knight founded Just Got 2 Have It! in 2000, and she and her partner Michelle Ruby Morgan went on to win several outstanding awards.
Knight was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in January 2021. The statement continues: “She bravely faced the odds with unwavering grace and extraordinary strength. During her time in the hospital, she became keenly aware, as only Barbara could, of fellow AML patients stressed by the financial burdens of ongoing care. Barbara created the Barbara Knight Foundation to promote awareness of AML and provide financial and emotional support for those who continue their own fight (barbaraknight.org).
“Every area of Just Got 2 Have It! is profoundly better because of Barbara Knight. She lived an amazing life, inspiring all who met her with her positivity, poise, and faith. Barbara’s philanthropy, entrepreneurship, leadership, and visioneering are outpaced only by the love and care she embodied for all. Arrangements are in development for a Celebration of Life event in the Boca Raton area.”