Linda M. Askew

Published 7:26 am Monday, April 1, 2013

MURFREESBORO – Linda Ruth Martin Askew, 62, of Murfreesboro went peacefully home to be with her Lord on March 28, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

A native of Hertford County, she had been preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Blowe Martin. She was a loyal employee of the Georgia Pacific Corporation for over 35 years working in various positions with the Conway, Murfreesboro, and Jarratt plants.

As a loving, giving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she enjoyed nothing more than to spend time with her family. She was a member of Meherrin Baptist Church in Murfreesboro where she worked with the GA’s and she set beautiful example for others as a Godly woman who instilled strong Christian values in her family.

Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Robert Earl Askew of their home; two daughters, Amy Askew Dixon and husband, Chris, of Winterville, and Elizabeth Askew Byrd and husband, Jason, of Winterville; four grandchildren, Logan, Connor and Landon Dixon, and Macie Byrd all of Winterville; her father, Lawrence J. Martin of Murfreesboro; and two brothers, David Martin and wife, Tina, of Franklin, VA and Clay Martin and wife, Teresa, of Murfreesboro.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday, April 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Riverside Cemetery in Murfreesboro with the Rev. Josh Parsons presiding. The family will receive friends in the Social Hall of Meherrin Baptist Church following the service.

Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc. in Conway is in charge of the arrangements.