Linda Isler Edwards

December 31, 2008


Linda Isler Edwards age 52 of Gatesville died Wednesday, December 31. 2008 at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, VA from injuries received in an auto accident. She was born October 19, 1956 in Walterboro, SC. She was the daughter of the late Emerson Isler. She is survived by her mother Mrs. Polly D. Isler of Rock Hill, SC.

Linda was a teacher at Bethel Christian Academy, a member of Union Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the choir and went on mission trips. She was a 1978 graduate of Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, TN and received the Governor‚??s Award for Volunteerism for her work with Hospice AIDS patients.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband Dave Edwards and son Paul of Gatesville; daughter Rachel of Fairfax, VA; and son Brian of Kill Devil Hills, NC; and sister Anne McGuirt of Rock Hill, SC.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Union Baptist Church. Rev Curtis Pixler will officiate.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, January 9, 2009 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Union Baptist Church Fellowship Hall and Saturday, January 10, 2009 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the church prior to the memorial service and other times at their home at 409 High Street, Gatesville. Memorials may be made to the Linda Edwards Memorial fund at Union Baptist Church, 431 Boone Farm Rd. Ahoskie or Southern Bank, Ahoskie.

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Ursula Ghosh
14 years ago

May God comfort you and fill your hearts with peace!

We can never be separated from those we love, because God leaves us with memories to hold and love that does not pass away.

You are in the hearts of others who care about you and pray for you.

Linda’s has touched my life with many blessings and I am grateful for her friendship and love.

With deepest Sympathy,


Joanne Cox Honeycutt
14 years ago

Dave and Family,

I am so shocked to learn of Linda’s death. I was at Union Baptist in the early 80’s when I first met you. Rachel was born while I was there.

I know that God’s love will see you through this. My prayers are with you as you face each coming day – hurting inside from the emptiness while rejoicing that Linda is in Heaven. May God give you peace and strength.

Joanne Cox Honeycutt

14 years ago

Dear Linda,

I got an e-mail telling that you had an accident.

You and I know that; God never let the life goes on without any control of it. It means there is no ACCIDENT actually.

We call it “Accident” just because we don’t recognise the hidden part of the god creation system.

You just completed your mission -filling our heart with LOVE and FRIENDSHIP-.


11 years had passed since we met on the web. You taught me how to look at stars and to dream of being SOMEWHERE OUT THERE.

I just wanted to tell you, I am still listening this song and looking stars and dreaming of being SOMEWHERE OUT THERE and this is where you are now.


You were my guide…

And you will be my guide there too.


Judy Park
14 years ago

While I didn’t personally know Linda, she was a member of our Grobanite community, and we are all feeling your loss. May it comfort you in the difficult times to know that she is resting in the arms of the angels, in a special place in God’s garden. She was surely loved by those who knew her, and will be greatly missed. My condolences to all of the family and friends who mourn their loss.

Viji Palaniappan
14 years ago

When I got the email I was thinking it was a spam with terrible subject. After reading that mail I was in shock. Still I can‚??t believe it. She is very nice person, good friend. I am sorry for your loss. I don‚??t know what to write but everybody knows about her. May GOD bless her soul.

Betty Days
14 years ago

Linda gave my support when I needed it and always had nice words that I will remember for ever… I am sad for this loss, but for sure she will be in my prayers as usual… and also the rest of the family… May The Lord Bless you all.


Betty Days.

Deborah Bohn Hossler
14 years ago

Dave: I was saddened to hear about Linda’s death. You and your family have been in my prayers. I remember meeting Linda at our class reunions over the years and enjoyed her company. May God bless you.

Debbie (Bohn) Hossler

Chad & Joyce Underkofler
14 years ago

To the Edwards Family,

May all of our prayers lift your family up and give you strength.

May the memories of Linda bring a smile to your spirit and may her love bring joy to your hearts always.

We will always remember Linda’s kind, sweet heart and her smiles.

We will continue to keep your family in our prayers.

Love & Hugs,


Dharlys Fleharty
14 years ago

My heart goes out to all of you, David, Rachel, Brian and Paul with sympathy for this tragic loss of wife and mother. One wonders why but can only accept. I pray for the strength you need each day as you adjust to the changes this makes for your lives. I didn’t know Linda well but I liked her and I’m sure she shall be missed so much. Bring out the good memories and keep her with you.

nanapati Davis
14 years ago

I am so saddened, by the loss of Linda…She was a great Grobanite, and will be missed by all…I wish her family peace, at this very difficult time !!!!!