Linda Sykes Stewart, 77, of Graham, went home to be with the Lord Monday, September 14, 2020.
A native of Graham, Linda was a proud Square Miler. She was the daughter of the late Walter H. Sykes and the late Ermina Jones Sykes.
She was a bookkeeper before her retirement, working for Melville Plastics, James Holmes, Accountant and Dave C. Dillard, PA, CPA.
A lifetime member of the First Baptist Church of Graham, Linda was a Church Deacon, lifelong member of the choir, a charter member of the Handbell Choir, a member of AIM and the Joyful Noise Sunday School class.
She was a past member and past-president of the ABWA and a charter member of the Cardinal Chapter. She was also a past member of the Alamance Chorale.
Mrs. Stewart is survived by her daughter, Lynne Stewart Dillard and her husband, Dave, of Graham; 2 grandchildren, Amanda Dillard Miller and her husband, Adam, of Graham and Stewart R. Dillard of Mebane; 2 great-grandchildren, Carter Miller and Claire Miller; and her former husband, David H. Stewart, Jr. of Florida.
There will be a drive thru visitation Tuesday evening, from 6:00 until 7:00 at Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Graham.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, September 16, at 11:00 AM in Linwood Cemetery. Officiating will be the Rev. Chris Phelps and the Rev. Shannon Hall.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Graham, 224 N. Main Street, Graham, NC 27253 or to The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation, PO Box 2095, Surf City, NC 28445.
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