Linda Askew Fornshell

February 15, 1945 - July 20, 2021

02/15/1945 - 07/20/2021

Past Services

Roberts Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery
Pendleton, NC 27862
Additional Information:

Private family service.

RALEIGH, NC – Linda Askew Fornshell, age 76, of Whitaker Mill Road, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at her home. She is survived by one sister, Cindy Peace of Wilson; a daughter, Lisa Anne Fornshell, and three beautiful granddaughters; Sophie, Sadie, and Syris all of Atlanta, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents; Lonnie and Florence Davis Askew, and a brother, Billy Askew, all of Conway, North Carolina.

Special thanks to Oncologist, Dr. Mark Graham and to the many nurses and staff members of Waverly Oncology and Hematology of Cary. They are so loving and caring and were so loved by Linda.

Also, a special thanks to the many friends for their love and support as they called, sent cards, and drove her to and from her many doctor appointments…and those who helped pick up groceries, meds, etc.

While she made and loved many friends in Raleigh, her heart was always back home in Northampton County where she grew up…and in particular the small loving community of Pendleton where she spent her formative years. The members of Roberts Chapel Baptist Church were her extended family, and she had a special place in her heart for all of them. A private burial for family members only will be held at the Roberts Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Pendleton, NC

Memorial contributions may be made to the Roberts Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 128, Pendleton, NC 27862 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Fornshell family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Minister Theresa Watkins
2 years ago

Sending prayers and condolences to Lisa and the family of Linda during this difficult season of bereavement. I worked with Linda for 17 years at Dorothea Dix Hospital. I am sorry to hear of her passing but know that she is rejoicing in the presence of our Lord. I will always cherish the time spent with her. Rest In Heavenly Peace my friend.

Ruth Chalifour
2 years ago

Lisa & girls, surly the pride of her life. I just learned of your Mom’s passing light night. I worked with Linda at ESC when you were a little girl, loved her then and still do, she was such a delight to know always a smile and would make you laugh before your conversation was over. She has suffered so much but now she is in the arms of her savior and in no more pain. God be with you and the girls as you go through this time of grief may he grand you peace and comfort knowing he is holding her until you meet again.

Ella Williams
2 years ago

Please accept my condolences and prayers of strength to help you get through this difficult time. Linda and I worked together at Dorothea Dix Hospital for over 20 years and it was a joy to work with her. Remembering her smile, sharing stories and pictures of her pride and joy Lisa and her precious grandbabies. I’ll always remember my friend and I’ll always cherish those memories and the fun times we spent together. She will live on in our hearts and never truly be gone. May your memories of Linda bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart.

Diane Moore
2 years ago

Vida Rae, Rosa, Ronnie, Donald & family. So sorry for your loss. Our prayers & thoughts are with you all. May God give you strength, peace & comfort today & in the days to come.

Angela Duke Bowen
2 years ago

Lisa. Your mama was an amazing wonderful woman. Strong in grace and humor. Brilliantly talented. Every time we spoke she always beamed with joy when she spoke of you and those three beautiful granddaughters. We spoke often about camp granny and the fairy garden. She lives on in you and the girls. Many prayers as you navigate this next chapter. May it bring comfort that she rejoices and is no longer in pain. I loved her so very much. Always inspiring and kind.

Lyn Adams Sr
2 years ago

Linda was a lifelong and treasured friend to me. Her heart and soul was spent loving, serving, and lifting the spirits of so many friends and her daughter and grandchildren. She made the world a better place! I loved her dearly.

Tim Kee
2 years ago

I was Linda’s Postman of many many years. She was always very polite and would make pickles for me! I would always return her jars for her to make more which she took pride in. After I retired in 2020 she called me to get more pickles which were absolutely delicious. She was a true friend to me!!

Linda Naylor
2 years ago

Linda was such a special sweet lady. I always enjoyed visiting with her mom and dad and family when I was married to her mom’s brother. Praying for all of the family.

Virginia Parker
2 years ago

Linda and I saw each other at Roberts Chapel a few times the past few years. We have corresponded from time to time on special occasions.. It was always nice to see her and catch up about our younger years. I’ll remember her fondly and send my sincerest thoughts and heartfelt sympathy to her family. Love, Virginia Parker