Linda Dawn Joyner
  • 60 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 2, 1954
  • Place of birth:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 5, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    White Plains, New York, United States
Her beauty lives on in the falling of the leaves, the rising of the flowers, and the soaring of the birds

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Linda Joyner, 60, born on March 2, 1954 and passed away on September 5, 2014. We will remember her forever.

There will be a memorial service for her on November 29, 2014 - Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Unitarian Church in Blacksburg  

  1301 Gladewood Dr, Blacksburg, VA 24060
  (540) 552-9716

 We will also have a grave side service for family in Evergreen, Alabama sometime in 2015.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Forest Grace on 5th September 2017

"I don't know you Linda -- but I am touched by all these beautiful tributes to you and from these -- knowing you graced this Earth.  xo"

This tribute was added by LoraKim Joyner on 5th September 2017

"Hey dear Sister,

      When I vistied Janice recently she played a recording of your voice on her phone.  How I miss your voice. I am so grateful for the year you called me every day when I was laid up with knee surgeries, and I still hear your voice. It's everywhere in the house here and in the wind as it passes through the trees. And oh yes, I went through some boxes a few weeks ago, and I'm still finding bags of quarters and stamps!"

This tribute was added by Janice Brown on 5th September 2017

"Hi Linda, it's me, your horse loving buddy.  I guess you're having a great time with lots of birds and horses in heaven.  I sure miss you. Don and I try to remember your corny jokes often.  Unfortunately, we only remember bits and pieces but we still laugh.  LoraKim and Meredith visited for the eclipse.  It was such a treat.  She brought some pictures and a piece of needlework and horse artwork you made.  I framed the needlework.  I made a horse room remembering you.  I think you would really like it.   Well Linda, I'll love you forever.  Bye for now.  Janice"

This tribute was added by Janice Brown on 11th September 2016

"Linda, I have a joke for you!  You were my source of corny jokes.  Do you know why the tomato was embarrassed in the refrigerator?  He saw the salad dressing!!!  You would laugh at this one...I love you forever, forever, forever."

This tribute was added by Janice Brown on 11th September 2016

"Well Linda, somehow I just couldn't do this before now.  It has been 2 years and I think of you more than you would imagine. VPI played UT tonight in Bristol.  Was thinking of you the entire game.  I know neither of us are big fans of football but we could have had fun talking about it. Linda, I 'm so glad you are not suffering.  I'm glad you have reunited with your parents and loved ones.  If you can take a moment to tell my Mom and Dad that I love them I would appreciate it.  Linda, I can hardly type for the tears.  I'm listening to the song by Whitney Houston, "I will always love you".  Your sister loaded it on this memorial for you.  You would really like what she did.  And you would be touched by your visitors comments. Linda, I miss you so much.  I always will until I see you in heaven.  You were so brave...such a fine true friend. Oh, your trees are growing beautifully in front of our house.  Don and I always refer to Linda's trees.  You would be pleased. I love you, my friend."

This tribute was added by LoraKim Joyner on 6th September 2016

"Dear Sister Linda,

I wish you were here to hold Chelsey, a grandniece for you. You loved and supported Yency, and that will carry on to Chelsey and those who come after her.  It's now been two years since you left, and it seems I miss you more and more. I wish you were here to see the house full of children and animals, to hear the bird stories, and to help me understand those beautiful trees you so loved."

This tribute was added by Donna Ratcliffe on 5th September 2016

"I think of our good times together often, dear Linda."

This tribute was added by LoraKim Joyner on 2nd March 2016

"It's your birthday today, and you are not forgotten!"

This tribute was added by mark joyner on 5th September 2015

"My Sister, Though the days have gone by quickly they seem very slow knowing your not here to talk to. I carry feathers of your birds in my truck and see them daily. I hope your flight soaring high above the clouds is ever lasting..."

This tribute was added by LoraKim Joyner on 5th September 2015

"My dear Sister,

It has now been a year since you left, and though I am glad you are not suffering any more, i would still wish to have you back. So much has happened that you would have enjoyed.  We have a house full of people who would have cared for and loved you, and a new baby for you to hold.  The fall leaves were so spectacular and every day I went out I wanted you to see them, for they were you.  The winter snows were so impressive and they would have brought you wonder and hope.  Without you I don't know who the trees are so much, even in their Spring and Summer flowers and fruits, but then again, they are you as well aren't they?  So I am in Paraguay now, the land of our birds, and your land as well.   I will always love you.


This tribute was added by Donna Ratcliffe on 2nd March 2015

"Today I thought of Linda on my way to work.  For the past many years I have called her on her birthday.  

Linda was an example of endurance.  "Linda, how are you doing?"  "Oh, I'm hanging in there." she'd say.  

You are missed."

This tribute was added by Lynnette Austin on 21st November 2014

"Linda had a kind and loving heart and such a wonderfully generous spirit. She will be missed."

This tribute was added by Robin McCoy on 21st November 2014

"Linda worked for me for a little over 3 years.  She was my go-to person during that time.  Linda loved Virginia Tech and was loyal and committed to her job.  She was a source of inspiration to me.  Her attitude during her illness was upbeat and positive.  Her faith was strong.  She has been greatly missed."

This tribute was added by LoraKim Joyner on 6th November 2014

"We were always bringing Linda leaves to identify. In the winter it was twigs, in the spring it was buds and then flowers, and in the summer it was seeds.  I wish she were here so I could show her the fall leaves and so that she could see the intensity of the beauty that is this fall here in New York. I've never seen anything so beautiful.  Meredith exclaims as we look out from Linda's room, "This is what death looks like."  And Linda's months with her were like this intense beauty all around us, and in us, forever.  She showed us what death looks like, and it shines, oh, it shines with all the colors of her beauty."

This tribute was added by Donna Ratcliffe on 29th September 2014

"We were friends for 31 years.  We did a lot of talking, laughing, and enjoying life together.  I miss Linda greatly; she was a part of my life.  There is no more pain; no more suffering...just peace and harmony."

This tribute was added by Dori Joyner on 16th September 2014

""Linda:  Your thoughtful care for the flowers, trees, birds, worms, squirrels, and other beings living within your sphere has always been a shining example to me.""

This tribute was added by John Chaney on 13th September 2014

"I never met Linda but knew her from many, many conversations her younger brother, Mark Joyner, had with me about her. I know he loved her and respected her advice tremendously. Thus, she must have been, indeed, a very caring person and heaven has just had a great addition to its flocks of angels!"

This tribute was added by Meredith Garmon on 7th September 2014

"Such a sharp observer, such a detailed memory! I'm so glad we had the chance to share a household for nearly 9 months at the end. It was great to get to know her and see some of her uniqueness and gifts."

This tribute was added by LoraKim Joyner on 7th September 2014

"You were so much about flowers - wearing them, smelling them, planting them, studying them, being them."

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