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Linda L. Harmon

May 17, 1948 - March 27, 2015

Obituary


HARMON, Linda Lynch, 66, of Richmond, Va., passed from this life on March 27, 2015. She was the daughter of the late John William Lynch and the late Eloise Andrews Lynch. She was born on May 17, 1948 in Richmond. Mrs. Harmon was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and attended Radford University. For many years, she was the accounting manager for an insurance brokerage firm. She was a past member of the Westhampton Junior Woman's Club, past member and president of the Kanawha Recreation Association, member of the Virginia Baptist Historical Society, and...

HARMON, Linda Lynch, 66, of Richmond, Va., passed from this life on March 27, 2015. She was the daughter of the late John William Lynch and the late Eloise Andrews Lynch. She was born on May 17, 1948 in Richmond. Mrs. Harmon was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and attended Radford University. For many years, she was the accounting manager for an insurance brokerage firm. She was a past member of the Westhampton Junior Woman's Club, past member and president of the Kanawha Recreation Association, member of the Virginia Baptist Historical Society, and a volunteer public speaker at area high schools for Life Net, promoting organ and tissue donation. Mrs. Harmon was a 45 year member of River Road Church, Baptist where she served as a former deacon, director of Vacation Bible School, Sunday School teacher, member of the Women's Missionary Union, and served on the Board of Administration. She was the great-great niece of Lottie Moon, the revered Southern Baptist missionary to China for 40 years. She enjoyed giving talks about Lottie Moon and foreign missions to Baptist churches throughout the state of Virginia. She was also the great granddaughter of the first woman in Virginia and one of the first women in the South to graduate from medical school in 1857. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She had an incredible dedication to and love for her family and friends. Her energy, her giving nature, her genuine interest in other people, and her positive attitude have left deep and lasting memories for all who knew her and loved her. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, William Barry Harmon; two daughters, Nicole H. Dudley of Mechanicsville and Blair H. Parker and her husband, Charles, of Glen Allen; five grandchildren; one sister, Jacquelyn L. Huffines of Richmond; three nieces and two nephews; two great nieces and one great nephew; and one great-great nephew. She was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia L. Clarke. Her remains rest at Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N Parham Rd, Richmond, Va., where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm on Monday, March 30. A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, March 31 at River Road Church, Baptist, 8000 River Road, Richmond, Va. 23229. Interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Life Net, 3609 Saunders Ave, Richmond, Va. 23227, or to River Road Church, Baptist.