Linda Points (78)

Grayville, Illinois
Birth: February 28, 1945
Death: April 14, 2023

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” in shock to many of us when Linda Points’ heart gave its last beat. At home, early morning of April 14, 2023, her heart stopped, and with comfort and peace, Linda was called to her Heavenly home.

Linda Ana Mae Odom Pritchett Points of Grayville, IL, age 78, with marriage to Danny A. Points, March 27, 1993, was born February 28, 1945, at Morganfield, KY. Linda always had good homes in Grayville, graduating from Grayville High School in 1963, and continuing as a special mother and homemaker.

She is survived by husband Danny; children Jeff Pritchett of Evansville, IN, Todd Craddock of Plymouth, MN, Andrew Pritchett of Davies, FL; step-daughter Katherine Points Douglas; grandchildren Lindsey Pritchett Nape, Chelsea Pritchett Hanks; step-grandchild Aron Douglas; great-grandchildren Kyle Gibson, Madalyn Meck, Hunter Hanks, Dylan Meck, Rhys Gibson, Gauge Nape, and Rhaygan Hanks.

Linda is preceded in death by father Casey Odom, Mother Leona Mabrey Odom, brothers Larry and Roger Odom, and former husband Ray Pritchett.

Her remembrances are of warm, friendly, loving times filled with good sounds of music, smiling, and letting us know she is near. She loved the Lord, family, and friends with all her heart telling them to continue their lives with happiness, laughter and song, enjoying the precious moments. She was always proud to be making the school honor roll, being a cheerleader, and winning school spelling bees, so much so that husband Danny would ask her for a spelling instead of looking in the dictionary. Being a member of First Christian Church of Grayville, IL, she shared many years of youth service.

Linda’s memorable excursions include cruising the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers on the Delta Queen, sailing in the Caribbean, long train rides through the United States, and especially the boat rides at Springfield Lake, IL, with classmates Keith and Kay Rose.

Funeral services will be at First Christian Church, 118 N. Court Street, Grayville, IL on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville is in charge of arrangements and Bob Beckman will officiate. Visitation is at 10 am with funeral to follow at 12 noon. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.

Memorials may be made to the Mission Fund at First Christian Church.

Visitation: First Christian Church, Grayville, Illinois, Wednesday, April 19, 2033 - 10am
Service: First Christian Church, Grayville, Illinois, Wednesday, April 19, 2023 - 12 noon
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Grayville, Illinois
Memorials: First Christian Church Missions Fund

16 thoughts on “Linda Points”

  1. I met Linda when she was the “library lady” at Grayville grade school, and I was the school social worker. She was welcoming and absolutely charming! She invited me to sometimes use the library to see students if no other room was available. A wonderful Christian friend is a real treasure and Linda was one of the best! I last saw her in Oct. 2022, when I visited the Grayville Public library as part of the 2022 Library Crawl I was doing. She took me to the library and later to lunch and a local resale shop. I’m so glad to have had that last special visit with her! She was proud of her husband and her family and was certainly a Christ centered lady. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends!

  2. Danny, we are so sorry for your loss. You and Linda were the best. We met Linda years ago. She was so sweet and easy to talk with. Jerry is trying to call you.
    Jerry and Polly

  3. Linda was such a kind soul. Always enjoyed our little chats. She was so thoughtful to give me some sweet glass angels for my birthday last November. I will cherish them.

    Sherry Garcia

  4. Karen Sue Davis

    So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. We were in the same graduating class at Grayville High School. Have fond memories of those High School days.
    Karen (Lamont) Davis

  5. I became close with LINDA when she was librarian for the grayville grade school. She is the one that is responsible for getting my girls into the love of reading. I will truly miss her warm smile and loving heart that she always greeted me with. I guess it’s true only the good die Young.

    Godspeed, LINDA love Gloria

    1. And God bless you Gloria and recognizing and sharing Linda’s love. May all of your family continue with the love of reading and good memories.

  6. I only knew Linda, Danny, and Jeff, but I would like to express my deepest sympathy for them and all who knew Linda. What a kind lady! I met her when she worked at Spartan running the shipping department. Even as overwhelming a job that it was, she never let it interfere with her upbeat attitude. I was just one of the many truck drivers that Linda had to deal with, but I remember her being good to all of us. I will miss her.

    1. Fred, thank you. Linda certainly enjoyed your friendship, as I do. You recognized Linda as a good one, and likewise, she and I can say the same to you. I too am blessed as a coworker with you.

  7. Linda was a second mother to do many of us and an inspiring role model who was generous, humble and loving toward everyone. She will be missed.

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