Melania Trump Delivers Eulogy At Mother’s Funeral
Former first lady Melania Trump mourned her mother, Amalija Knavs, at a private funeral in Florida.
The former first lady announced the death of her mother Amalija Knavs who passed away at the age of 78 earlier this month on Jan 9.
It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my beloved mother, Amalija.
Amalija Knavs was a strong woman who always carried herself with grace, warmth, and dignity. She was entirely devoted to her husband, daughters, grandson, and son-in-law. We will miss her beyond…
— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) January 10, 2024
Knavs was honored yesterday in a service at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach.
The former first lady was accompanied by her husband, former president Donald Trump who skipped a court session in his defamation trial in New York to attend the funeral. This was after the judge refused to postpone the proceedings for a day.
The funeral service had in attendance two children from her husband’s previous marriages, Tiffany Trump and Ivanka Trump, who attended with her husband, Jared Kushner.
In the eulogy delivered, Melania described her mother as “a ray of light in the darkest of days.” the former first lady also spoke about her effortless conversations with her mother.
“My mother, the epitome of elegance and grace, exemplified the essence of a true woman. Her love for her husband, Viktor, my father; Ines, my sister; and I was boundless. Her nurturing spirit had no limits, creating a legacy that will last for generations. She showered her grandson, Barron, with affection, illuminating his world with love, tender care, and unwavering devotion,” the former first lady said
“She embodied the best mother, wife, grandmother, mother-in-law, a true beacon of love and luxury in our lives.” With each step she took, she embraced the privilege bestowed upon her and, in time, the privilege of becoming a U.S. citizen. She vowed to contribute to make a difference in the world, Melania continued. “In her presence, the world seemed to shimmer with radiant joy. She was not just a friend, but a confidant. A ray of light in the darkest of days. In her company, I found peace knowing that she would always be there to listen. She celebrated our successes and provided unwavering support during chaotic times. Our bond was unbreakable. A testament to the power of a true love for one another. She was my dear friend. An irreplaceable treasure. A gift bestowed upon me by the universe. And for that, I am entirely grateful. Rest in peace, my beloved mommy.”
First Family arrives at the church this morning to attend the funeral of Amalija Knavs. pic.twitter.com/Kbp5v7GHnd
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Knavs and her husband, Viktor, became US citizens in 2018 after living in the US on green cards sponsored by their daughter. They were able to take advantage of the family reunification visa process that their son-in-law had described as chain migration that should be scrapped.
Knavs is survived by her husband and two daughters.