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Sharon O'Rourke Linkous
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
There is more sad news this Wednesday morning. Sharon O'Rourke Linkous, sister of the late Charles O'Rourke, Class of 1963 (11 Mar 1945 - 31 Oct 2011) and of the late Diane O'Rourke Mitchell, and sister-in-law of Carolyn Deuell O'Rourke ('64) of NC, passed away at her home in Hampton at the age of 71.
From the Daily Press - 03/19/14:
Sharon O'Rourke Linkous
HAMPTON - "True beauty in a
woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives,
the passion that she knows".
Sharon O'Rourke Linkous, 71, passed away peacefully at her home in Hampton VA.
Born April 5th, 1942 in Oakland, CA, she lived in the Hampton Roads area for over 70 years.
Her iconic soul was the truest form of beauty, for she showered her family and friends with love and passion in the selfless kind of ways that inspired people to follow her lead. Not only did she offer unwavering devotion to her family, but also worked diligently as a machinist for 28 years, before retiring from Bendix/Siemens/Continental.
Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, Charles Stewart Parnell O'Rourke Jr. and Francis Sheppard Deane; her sister Diane O'Rourke Mitchell; her brother Charles Stewart Parnell O'Rourke III; and special aunt Bicaba.
She leaves her
legacy to her five sons, her most prized possessions, Robert Barbery (June),
Anthony (Fay) Linkous, Johnny (Deb) Linkous, Keith Linkous, and Kevin
(Christine) Linkous; grandchildren, Anthony Foxworth, Tony Linkous, Amber
Linkous, Kara Turk, Amber Boyce, Kayla Boyce, Heather Linkous, Megan Linkous,
Liz Barbery, Robbie Robinson, and Crystal Deal; great-grandchildren, Ryleigh,
Kallie, Destinee, Jaelynn, Mariah, Jenna, Ivy, Kasey, Emma, Madelynn, Devin, and
Benjamin; her special Aunt Delores Bryant and family; her sister-in-law, Carol
O'Rourke; and nephews, Chris Mitchell, Chuck and Ryan O'Rourke, and family, as
well as the Stafford Family.
Sharon will look down on those she touched with a beautiful smile while playing her favorite game of cards and winning games of bingo. She instilled the true meaning of "family" in us all. Her beautiful soul is without a doubt a legacy that will live on forever. "For when the cold winds blow, I will close my eyes calmly, knowing I am anchored to you. "
Her celebration of life will be held on March 22, 2014 at 10am, at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, 245 S Armistead Ave. Hampton VA, 23669. Family and friends are invited after the service, to Olde Towne Tavern 31 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA, 23663.
In lieu of
flowers donations can be made to R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home to help pay
funeral expenses. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at
Our sincerest condolences are extended to Sharon's family and friends.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Words by John Fawcett (1740-1817), after 1772
Music (Dennis) by Hans Georg Nägeli (26 May 1773 - 26 Dec 1836)
1. Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.
2. Before our Father's throne
We pour our ardent pray'rs;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims, are one,
Our comforts and our cares.
3. We share our mutual woes,
Our mutual burdens bear;
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.
4. When we asunder part,
It gives us inward pain;
But we shall still be joined in heart,
And hope to meet again.
"Blest Be the Tie that Binds" midi courtesy of http://www.midihymns.net/mididownload.htm - 08/29/12
"Blest Be the Tie that Binds" lyrics courtesy of http://www.scriptureandmusic.com/Music/Text_Files/Blest_Be_The_Tie_That_Binds.html- 08/29/12
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy ofhttp://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05
Divider Line 1070 courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines22.html - 03/19/14
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