08/29/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Linda Jordan Grainger

 Linda Jordan Grainger
(20 Oct 1952 - 25 Aug 2006)

Newport News High School Class of 1971

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   More sad news arrived today.    Linda Jordan Grainger, Class of 1971, passed away in Newport News on Friday, August 25, 2006.  Linda's sister,   Sandye Jordan Murray, is a member of the Class of 1967.

From Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA - 08/29/06:

Hi Carol,
Sad news - Linda Jordan Grainger passed away. 

   Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention, Roberta; I missed it completely.

From the Daily Press - 08/28/06:

          Linda Jordan Grainger
NEWPORT NEWS - Linda Grainger, mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, after a very courageous battle with cancer. Her undying love and caring for all she knew will be greatly missed; most of all her warm smile and generous spirit. Linda never knew a stranger and lived her life accordingly. A lifelong resident of Newport News, she was preceded in death by her father, James Jordan. She leaves to cherish her memories, husband, Buck Grainger; daughter, Susan Grainger; sons, Rodney (Crystal) Grainger and Ryan Grainger; and especially grandchildren, Erica, Maddy, Kennedy and Blake. She also leaves behind her mother, Shirley Jordan Pach; mother-in-law, June Furr; sister, Sandye Murray; brothers, Bobby (Bonnie) Jordan and Randy Jordan; and a host of nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to family members Susan, Sandye, Crystal, Donna, Heather, Brandy and Bonnie for their unconditional love and support during this time of grief; also to friends Denise Hall and Reba Ross. Our comfort is in knowing that she is now with our Lord and once again whole, never to suffer again. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with interment to follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.

Published in the Daily Press from 8/27/2006 - 8/28/2006.

Guest Book
Linda was a beautiful lady. She was the sweetest, nicest, kindest lady I have ever known. I will miss her so much. I loved her. My deepest condolences.
Hazel McCurdy (Virginia Beach, VA ) - August 27, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for everyone's loss. Linda was a wonderful person.
Jeramy Grainger (Newport News, VA ) - August 27, 2006
Linda was a great lady. She will be greatly missed.
Carol Lewellen (Gloucester, VA ) - August 27, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Grace Holland (Yorktown, VA ) - August 27, 2006 
To the family and friends of Linda Jordan: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort" 2nd Corinthians 1:3
Staff from Intrepid U.S.A, Health Care SVCS. (Williamsburg, VA) - August 28, 2006
Linda was a wonderful person, only meeting her 3 times, I feel among the fortunate to have had her touch my life. The kind of woman she was reflects in all the people that knew and loved her. She made a life of loving and shining here, now if its possible she's shining brighter then ever. God speed to family and friends and know that she will be greatly missed.
Jani Clark (Virginia Beach, VA ) - August 28, 2006
I am so sorry to hear about Linda. I used to babysit for Linda and Buck way back when Susie and Rodney were approximately 5 & 6. I lived 2 houses down from you all on Wellington Drive. And I just realized that we live in the same neighborhood (Westgate)! It has been several years since I last saw Linda working in one of the local grocery stores in the deli. May she rest in peace and God bless you all.
Lisa Link (Newport News, VA ) - August 28, 2006
I will never forget Linda. She was the sweetest person on this earth to me. I will miss her very much. Just knowing a person as she was made life worth everything we go through. I am rejoicing today because she is finally out of her suffering and I will see her again. My prayers as always is with those dear ones she has left behind. I love them all.
Uncle Sam Turbeville
Sam Turbeville (Hampton, VA ) - August 28, 2006
Knowing and loving Linda was God's special gift to us. She taught us all to be better than we are and how to love unconditionally. I am honored to have been her friend, co-worker, and fellow Cancervive member. My heart will forever cherish the time we had together.
I loved you. God bless.
Nina McPherson (Suffolk, VA ) - August 28, 2006
Our deepest sympathy to Linda's family and friends. Our small group held Linda up in prayer during her illness. We now hold your family in our thoughts and prayers. (We felt like we knew Linda through her friends, Nina and Alan McPherson.)

May God Bless and Keep you all.

Kathy & Steve Lobacz and Tuesday Night Small Group
Kathy Lobacz (Chesapeake, VA ) - August 28, 2006
Linda and I were friends in high school and though many years have passed, I always thought of her as a friend and remembered her beautiful smile and kind spirit. My prayer for the family is that God will be with each of you and grant you his peace through this difficult time.
Karen Roberts Rancorn (Newport News, VA ) - August 28, 2006
To Shirley and all the Family, Our deepest sympathy, we were saddened to learn that Linda had passed away. Linda was a wonderful person, so friendly and loving. Please know that our thoughts and Prayers are with you all. It was so comforting to know that your family stood with us when we suffered our family losses. I'm sure that Ruth, Neil and Melissa are there in Heaven with Linda, all preparing for the day when we'll all meet again. Our love and Prayers.
Wayne & Barbara Kerlin (Fincastle, VA ) - August 28, 2006
I had the great pleasure of working with Linda and knowing her for the past four years. I have never met a more kind, sincere, gentle, loving spirit then that of Linda. She was/is beautiful. She will truly be missed by us all. She was a piece of heaven here on Earth and I treasure every memory of her and every moment spent with her. I also send my love and prayers out to her wonderful family. May God's spirit comfort you all in this time of sorrow.
Love you all.
Kathleen Clerc (Port St Lucie, FL ) - August 28, 2006
I am so sorry to hear of Linda's death. I went to school with Linda. She will be greatly missed by loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kathy Cooper (Newport News, VA ) - August 28, 2006 
Our condolences to the family.

With Love,
Timothy, Jr. & Brian Turbeville
Timothy/Brian Turbeville (Newport News, VA ) - August 29, 2006 
All I can say is Linda will forever remain in our hearts and memories. Such a beautiful person. By her loving and caring way she has taught us to become better people.

Our prayer to the family that GOD will comfort you through these difficult days and keep Linda alive in your hearts forever.

God Bless!
Ellen Simmons & Johnny Eiban (Virginia Beach, VA ) - August 29, 2006 
So sad to hear of Linda's passing. We played together as children on Wickham Avenue. Loved her and her family and will cherish her memory. Condolences to the family.
Roberta Hilsdon (Atlanta, GA ) - August 29, 2006 
My deepest sympathy to the Grainger family and friends of Linda. I work with her son Ryan and I got the chance to meet Linda. She was a very nice and wonderful person and will be deeply missed.
Mike Wilson (Newport News, VA ) - August 30, 2006 
I was shocked to hear of Linda's passing. We move through life at such a rapid pace, & lose contact with so many friends along the way.
I have known Linda since childhood from Parkview Baptist Church, Briarfield Elementary, N.N.H.S. & family connections along the way.
My deepest sympathy to the loving Jordan & Grainger family members she has left behind.
Carol Anne Comer Cutler (Gloucester, VA ) - August 30, 2006 

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Linda's entire family and all her many friends. 

   As of 01/30/08, this information is also posted here:



  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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