Linda Burkhart Isenhour

November 8, 1955October 4, 2020

Linda Burkhart Isenhour, age 64, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020.

Born in Lexington, she was a daughter of Frances “Jennie” Garren Stanford and the late Calvin Everhart. Ms. Isenhour was a Trauma ICU Nurse at CMC Main and was an active participant of Calvary Chapel. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, and motorcycles. Most of all she loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great granddaughter. On any given day you may find her crafting, having “morning coffee,” traveling, watching a movie, running an errand, working in the garden, making a meal, baking, or studying the Bible, all with one or more of the kids in tow.

Mrs. Isenhour is survived by her honey, Derek W. Latham; her daughter, Sabrina Isenhour; her son, Jeremy “Dusty” Isenhour (Heather); her sister, Stephanie Hawkins; four grandchildren, Hannah Biles (LeAnne), Brennon Isenhour, Dustin Isenhour, and Marley-Grace Isenhour; and her great granddaughter, Brinkley Biles. She is also survived by Kenny and Brandi Latham and their children, Ethan and Lillian.

A private graveside service will be held by the family at Gaston Memorial Park. A public memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 6:30 PM at Calvary Chapel Lake Norman, 110 Moose Club Rd, Statesville, NC 28677.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gaston College Foundation, c/o Isenhour Nursing Scholarship, 201 Highway 321 South, Dallas, NC 28034.


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Jeremy Isenhour

October 12, 2020

Momma was one of a kind for sure. I always knew I was blessed to have her and that I was a better person because of her, but I never realized just how much of an impact my mother had on all who knew her. For as long as I can remember, she has given me unconditional love and it seems that many others have experienced that same love, compassion and caring from Mother. I always thought of my Mom as infinite! I know that my life will be much lonelier without her in it, She always saw the best in people, even if they couldn’t see it themselves. If she cared about you, there was nothing she wouldn’t do for you. She was always so selfless and a light in the most darkest moments. She found joy in planning family events and spending time with all of us. It didn’t matter the occasion, if it brought us together she loved and enjoyed it. She was my rock and the glue that held our family together! Since Momma passed I had been so worried about her being alone, but then just six days later, her little Sister Stephanie joined her. Even though this was yet another crushing blow for our family, I find some comfort in knowing that they are together and neither one of them had to make their journey alone. I will forever miss my Momma and Aunt Stephanie, but I am so grateful for the 44 years I had with them. To all who showed up or tuned in to see Momma off, thank you so much!

Gary Ottinger

October 11, 2020

I don't even know where to begin I've known Linda since I was about 9-10 years old I've been best friends with her son Jeremy or Dusty . I came into the lives with Troubles of my own is she took me in like I was her own son. She's scold me when I was wrong. But she always showed more love and compassion than anyone I've ever Known. She's my mom too. I miss her so much she always had little talks with me . about life and God and doing the right thing. She took me on beach trips mtns and payed for everything cause she didn't want me to feel left out .she has feed me countless meals shelter me when I had no were to go . She always loved me just like I was Dusty s brother .I've never had a argument with her my entire life nor had we ever exchanged negative words between us ever.shes the only person in this world that I can say this about she loved my son and treated him just the same .I've never met a more perfect mom, grandma, than Linda . No matter how bad I was or did she always seen the good in me . My heart breaks so much cause I miss our talks and all the positive energy that was in her .She was such a strong woman ,and my biggest regret is I never fully got my life together so she could see it and be proud of me someday .but I'm miss her beautiful smiles and telling me come on son get in here for whatever it was. She's the greatest woman I ve ever known.

Sabrina Isenhour

October 10, 2020

Thank you all so much for taking the time to post memories and condolences. These have brought us as a family great comfort and even provided a few laughs. As you all know, my mom loved you. To those of you who knew her in the TICU, man she LOVED you all so much and still today would talk of you or update me on what was going on in your lives. Those were some glory days for her in regards to nursing. To our family and other friends, thank you and know we cherish your words and memories. Mom is certainly "flying high" with Jesus now!
Love, Sabrina and family

Mary Gregory Shue

October 7, 2020

Prayers for Linda’s family during this difficult time . I will cherish the 10 years I worked with Linda in TICU. Always a smile and great laughs and stories to tell! Rest well sweet friend!

Melina Majell Stamey

October 7, 2020

My dear friend, I have nothing but wonderful memories of you!!! We’ve been friends since 1975 ! We went on our own paths in life but over the years when we saw each other it was as if we had never been apart !! I will never forget you !!! Fly high sweet Linda ...I love you 😍 ♥️

Rosanne Keddie

October 7, 2020

Linda and I have been friends since the 1980’s. I started when the Trauma ICU opened in 1986. I am not sure what year she came but she and I worked every day after together. We had a certain tract and worked 12hr days. Shared lunch times daily. We frequently went out to eat after a 3 day weekend on Sunday nights. We shared our lives and our children’s lives. Linda was an amazing nurse. She was ALL about patient care. She could do all the technical things we as nurses did but was a true nurse. The type of nurse that did it all. We would bathe our patients and Linda would be behind the curtain for longer than anyone else. In addition she would shave a woman’s legs, wash their hair, trim their nails. If the patient was comatose she would do it for the family. I remember her 1st grandchild being born and how proud of Hannah she was. The cherished visits from Sabrina to our unit when she worked in research. She is in one of the photos I will try to post. I left trauma after 9 yrs but she rose to management and still took amazing care of the patients. Then came facebook. We reconnected. I had a few of the original trauma nurses and their families at my home about 5 yrs ago. I invited her as a surprise to the others. She brought her mom and 2 of her grandchildren. It was like no time had passed, We messaged one another on facebook frequently. I am very saddened by the passing of my “sister.” I am sure she is one of our heavenly nurses. Fly high my dear friend. You will be missed. I will continue to pray for your family.

Willette Lewis

October 7, 2020

You were a special person in our lives touching our days with joy,filling our hearts with gratitude and sharing your smiles with open arms. There was something special about you that was hard to describe. It was not just the caring things you did or your thoughtfulness you always displayed, it went beyond that. Maybe it was the kindness that we saw in your eyes or the way you would do things out of generosity that set you apart. But whatever that special quality was, it made you unique, a wonderful dear friend and classmate. You will always mean so much to use, you will always be in our hearts. Fly friend, and sing with the Angels. The Mooresville Sr High School Blue Devils Class of 1974.

Veronica Ramirez

October 7, 2020

A sweet friend and sister. I, like many others, was privileged and blessed to know Linda.
I miss you already.
My family Sends our condolences and prayers to Linda’s family.
I have no doubt, we will see you again.

Marsha Keener

October 7, 2020

Aunt Jennie...
Precious memory of you and Linda at my wedding, 4-7-79. Thank you for always being there for all of the proud moments in our lives.
May God Bless and comfort you during this difficult time.
I love you !

Dennis Taylor

October 7, 2020

Dear Isenhour family - Linda was a very special lady in my nursing career. She was my mentor and preceptor at CMC Main Trauma ICU. She guided and encouraged me to continue my nursing education - which I did to the doctoral level. She encouraged me in my job search as well which led me to heights I never imagined possible. She was always available for advice and guidance. She will be so greatly missed by all of those who she taught and encouraged in their careers. Thank you for sharing her with us. The world is a better, if not more lonely, place because of Linda. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of grief. But rest in the fact that we will see her again. Dr. Dennis Taylor, President, North Carolina Nurses Association.


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