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Linda Sue Shinault, age 68 of Bluefield, WV went to be with Jesus, Thursday, January 25th at her home with her loving family by her side. Linda was born in McComas, WV on July 16, 1949 to Elbert (Ebb) and Barbara (Sissy) Hall. She attended Bramwell High School and Bluefield State College. She worked hard for 42 years, her last job, retiring as cook from the Mercer County School System.
She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her grandparents, Everett and Bertha Jones and Richard and Offie Hall. Uncles, Jack and Joe Jones, Lacy, Lester, Jimmie and Johnson Hall, and Aunts Juanita Southern and Shelva Jean Travis.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Shinault, her loving daughter Karen Bailey and her husband Keith of Bluefield, WV. Three sisters who adored her, Brenda Kirby and her husband Freddy of Duhring, WV, Ann Neice, and her husband Frank, and Becky Brown and her husband Randy all of Bluefield, WV. Three nieces she loved dearly, who assisted in her caregiving, Lauren Hill and Lindsey Brown of Bluefield, WV, and Beth Eden of Bluefield, VA. Her nephew David Roberts of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her two fur babies Gabe and Sassy and her friend of over 40 years, Brenda Johnston of Princeton and too many friends to count.
Linda was a member of Princeton Church of God and was the Leader of Prayerforce Ministry there for 20 plus years. She also headed a prayer service she started in 1986 to the time Prayerforce was started. She was a member of the Princeton Church of God Sanctuary choir. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. She had a beautiful voice and ministered in singing for many years with Rev. David and Georgia Barnette on their radio broadcast each Saturday morning. Linda also ministered in song at various churches, down through the years. She was an anointed servant of God since a young teenager, and a beloved prayer warrior. She was a dear friend to many, and will be greatly missed. Everyone who knew Linda knew her love for the Lord, and how she had a heart for prayer.
The family will hold visitation on Saturday, January 27th, 5 to 8 pm at Princeton Church of God, Princeton, WV. The family wishes to thank Deliverance Temple Church and Princeton Church of God and the people who prayed many prayers and did good deeds for Linda and her family in her 6 year journey with cancer. Also, Andrea Parsons and Amedisys Hospice of Bluefield, WV for their excellent care and compassion.
Online condolences will be accepted at www.cravens-shires.com
Cravens-Shires Funeral Home is serving the family.
Published on January 25, 2018
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