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Alma A. Fuquay

October 29, 1926 ~ May 22, 2020

Services will be held: May 25, 2020

Delores Irene Caskey

July 1, 1939 ~ May 21, 2020

Services will be held:

Lyman Danziel Gregory

January 1, 1931 ~ May 21, 2020

Services will be held: May 27, 2020

Linda Grice Byrd

July 7, 1938 ~ May 20, 2020

Services will be held:

Ted Darrell Austin

February 17, 1930 ~ May 19, 2020

Services will be held: May 23, 2020

Allen Max Matthews

January 1, 1934 ~ May 18, 2020

Services will be held: May 23, 2020

Wandra A. Raynor

October 29, 1942 ~ May 17, 2020

Services will be held:

Larry W. James

March 28, 1948 ~ May 18, 2020

Services will be held:

Linda Golden Brown

November 29, 1944 ~ July 10, 2019

Linda Golden Brown, 74, of Raleigh, NC, went to be with Jesus on July 10, 2019 at her Raleigh home.

Linda was born Nov. 29, 1944, in Washington D.C, to Hale (Happy) and Pauline (Polly) Golden. She married Herb Brown on June 25, 1966 and just celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. Linda and Herb raised two children and were blessed with a wonderful church family in Round Hill.

Linda dedicated her life to Jesus as a teenager and lived a life of ministry and service to the Lord. While at Round Hill UMC, she taught the children’s choir, Sunday school, and was involved in nearly every ministry in the church. While her children were teenagers, Linda volunteered with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She went on to lead a vibrant a youth ministry for 8 years while at Round Hill, disciplining the teens, leading Bible studies, taking them to retreats and concerts, feeding the homeless in D.C., and to the Dominican Republic.

Linda and Herb served together on a number of mission trips including Malawi, Africa and Mississippi and Louisiana after Katrina hit. They loved the people of Dominican Republic, where they served on six mission trips. They also led the youth on mission trips to Virginia, North Carolina and Maine to help work on people’s homes.

Linda has never met a stranger. She loved to meet people from other countries. She radiates Christ’s love, often finding a way to share Jesus with those met. She had a huge heart, listening to and praying with friends and strangers. She is known by all as a prayer warrior. It has been said that she had a direct line to Jesus. Linda was one of those people that made everyone feel like they were her closest friend.

Linda is survived by her husband, Herb Brown; two children and their spouses, Julie and Kevin Soderlund, Mark and Elizabeth Brown; 6 grandchildren and her sister Nancy.

Due to construction at Holland’s U.M.C., funeral services will be held at Highland Baptist Church, 8524 Crowder Rd. Raleigh, NC 27603 on Monday at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Holland’s United Methodist Church Cemetery, 9433 Ten Ten Rd. Raleigh, NC 27603. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.

Memorials may be made to; Samaritan’s Purse, P O Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607 or Appalachian Service Project c/o Hollands United Methodist Church, 9433 Ten Ten Road, Raleigh, NC 27603.


July 14, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner


July 15, 2019

11:00 AM

Highland Baptist Church, Raleigh


  1. Karen Hendrix

    Dear Linda,
    Thank you for your love and friendship. Thank you for teaching me to love one person at a time.
    I will go on missing you every single day but I envision you being hugged by Jesus and know you are home.

    Karen Hendrix


    Dear Linda, The lady with the Golden smile. Thank you for your kind words an prayers. Every time that you came into Labcorp you always came in with a smile and a hug and for that I will always remember you. with love HARIF

  3. Sibyl Pedziwiatr

    Linda and Herb were a breath of fresh air when they “appeared” at Hollands UMC. I had the privilege to work alongside them both when I attended Hollands. Linda helped me understand how strong prayer is and that we should never give up. I am certain that she will continue to be among us and that she will prepare the way for us to meet her again in Jesus’ presence. What a day of rejoicing that will be! Herb I know you will miss Linda more than we can imagine but remember that she will be near. God bless you all —- we have lost a beautiful friend but have gained a special angel.

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