Mrs. Louise Linton Windley

Published 12:12 am Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mrs. Louise Linton Windley, age 92, a resident of Pantego, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Autumnfield Rest Home in Belhaven, N.C. She was a blessed person and shared those blessings with all around her. Quiet and reserved by nature, she enjoyed being in her home with her cat, African violets, a good book and the beautiful quilts she had made. Louise enjoyed letter writing and was a wordsmith from the heart whose artful calligraphy made every correspondence special. Her holiday meals would make Norman Rockwell smile, creating precious memories for all. She was a kind, compassionate person, a nurse by education and heart, a devoted wife, the perfect mother and grandmother, and a woman of gentle grace.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2011, at Pantego Christian Church and will be conducted by Rev. Jim Bussell. Burial will follow in Yeatesville Cemetery. Joseph Aaron Windley, III, James David Windley, John Linton Windley, Jimmy Windley, Wayne Windley, Charles Daw, Dennis Wallace, Jr., Gilbert Radcliffe and John Linton Windley will serve as pallbearers.

Louise Windley was born in Norfolk, Va., on Nov. 1, 1918, daughter of the late John William and Hattie Wallace Linton. She graduated from Pantego High School and received her nursing degree from Gallinger Municipal Hospital in Washington, D.C. Upon returning to N.C., she worked first for Dr. John Cotton Tayloe and later as charge nurse at Pungo District Hospital for many years. She was a member of the Pantego Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Joseph A. Windley, and one son, William David Windley. She is survived by her three sons, Joseph A. Windley, Jr. and wife Gail of Zebulon,  John W. Windley and wife Gloria of Bath, and Stuart C. Windley and his wife Mary Jo of Shawboro; six grandchildren, Joseph A. Windley, III of Clayton, James David Windley and wife Monica of Greenville, John Linton Windley and wife Yajara of Kill Devil Hills, Sara Windley of Seneca Falls, N.Y., Mary Katherine “Kate” Windley and husband Wilco Garay of Athens, Ga., and Melissa Caroline Windley and fiancÄ Samuel Argotsinger of Shawboro; four great-grandchildren, Carley, Kevin, Morgan and Oscar; and two sisters-in-law, Bernedyne Respess of Long Acre and  Margaret Windley of Seymour, Ind.

The family will receive friends prior to the funeral at Pantego Christian Church at 10 a.m. followed by funeral services at 11 a.m.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Pantego Christian Church, P.O. Box 141, Pantego, N.C. 27860.

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Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Windley family.

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