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04/06/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Linda Bobbitt Brown

Linda Bobbitt Brown
(18 Feb 1950 - 04 Apr 2012)

Newport News High School Class of 1969

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is more sad news this Good Friday.     Linda ("Bones") Bobbitt Brown, Class of 1969, sister of Janie Bobbitt Hancock, passed away in Newport News on Wednesday, April 04, 2012 at the age of 62. 

From the Daily Press - 04/06/12:

      Linda Bobbitt Brown
      NEWPORT NEWS - On Wednesday, April 4, 2012, Linda Bobbitt Brown (Bones), daughter of John Haywood Bobbitt and Kelly West Bobbitt, lost her battle with cancer at the age of 62.

Linda was a native of Newport News and graduated from Newport News High School.



Linda will be forever remembered by her children, Ashley Brown Francis and her husband, Erik Francis, and Kate Brown and her fiancé, Andrew Berger; as well as their father, Kenneth W. Brown. She will also be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Rylie and Conner Francis. She is survived by her sister, Janie Hancock and brother-in-law Marlin; as well as her extensive nieces and nephews in Texas; and sister-in-law Peggy Shannon.

A celebration of Linda's life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012, at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home with Paul White officiating. Interment will be private.

Please leave online condolences at Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from April 6 to April 7, 2012.
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April 06, 2012
You will always be remembered and loved very much.
I love you, I have 62 years of memories.
Love you, Janie

~ Unsigned

April 06, 2012
Our Dear Friend Linda Will Be Very Much Missed. We Had So Many Good Times Together Throughout The Years! GOD BLESS To All Her Family.
In CHRIST'S LOVE, Sylvia, Ross, Jonathan. Dominic D'Angelo

~ Sylvia D'Angelo, Newport News, Virginia

April 06, 2012

~ Sylvia D'Angelo, Newport News, Virginia

April 06, 2012

Aunt Linda-I will always remember all the great times we had together and will miss you forever. May you rest in eternal Peace. I love you, Mary 

~ Unsigned

April 06, 2012

Your mom is now in peace and pain free. Please accept my condolences.

~ John Behny, Seaford, Virginia

April 06, 2012

Bones was a good friend and

~ Unsigned

April 06, 2012

Bones was a good friend and sister in Beta Sigma Phi. I have so many good memories of fun times shared together. Rest in peace, my old friend.

~ Evelyn Ransdell, Smithfield, Virginia

April 06, 2012

Mama, I love you & am so thankful for everyday we spent together. I will miss you & think of you always.

I love you.

~ Katie Brown, Newport News, Virginia

April 06, 2012

We were neighbors so many years ago and gone way too soon. My condolences and prayers to the family. Rest in Peace.

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Linda's family and friends at this difficult time.

   This information is also recorded here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

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