Funeral Service Live Stream:
The memorial service will take place on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 11:00am at the Mt Calvary Baptist Church, located at 608 N Horners Ln, Rockville, MD 20850. For those unable to attend the service in person, you can participate by viewing the live stream of the the service (please scroll up to see the video).
We are asking everyone to wear a mask and social distance.
Linda Joyce McGraw, age 66 of Germantown MD was welcomed home by the Lord Jesus Christ at 2:30am, Friday, April 8, 2022 in the comfort of her home.
She was born January 28th 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of the late Betty Elizabeth Poole Adams and William Richards (Biological Father), and John Adams (Stepfather, who she considered her father as he had raised her).
At age 5, Linda saw a photo of Darryl McGraw and claimed him stating “That’s going to be my husband!” Later at age 15, in homeroom Darryl had his eyes gazed on Linda and stated to her, “You’re going to be my girl!” Linda played hard to get, but eventually accepted his request to be his girl. They married in 1972 and she went on to accompany him in traveling the world as he served in the US Army and raised three children. She served 20+ years as a Security Officer in the Federal government and happily retired in 2014. She loved retirement and being protective of her husband and children, often referring to herself as “Mama Bear”.
This amazingly beautiful Woman of God and First Lady was a gift to all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving her. She had a genuinely loving and gentle spirit coupled with an indescribable wisdom that instantly drew you to her. She was a powerful praying intercessor for others and loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ to the fullest. When she spoke, her grace and calm soothing voice, had a way of lifting up others and brighten their day.
She will be greatly missed and is survived by her soul mate, best friend, protector, and husband of 49+ years, Pastor Darryl S. McGraw, her children, Marie McGraw, Darrell McGraw (Mimi McGraw) and Danielle McGraw; her two grandchildren, Maya McGraw and Arianna McGraw; her brothers, William (Carol) Richards, George (Jennifer) Richards, Ronald (Shirley) Richards, and Dennis (Petra) Richards; her Heritage of Hope Christian Church Family, and the many nieces and nephews who loved her.
Preceding her in death are her parents; her sisters Ruth Ann Harris and Elizabeth Landon; and five brothers, Jimmy Parker, John Richards, David Richards, Robert Richards, Danny Richards.
In lieu of flowers, please send plants to Snowden Funeral Home.
Memorial Service Program
Thank You From DMV Memorials
We had the distinct privilege of serving the McGraw family for the Celebration of Life of Linda Joyce McGraw at the Mt Calvary Baptist Church in Rockville MD.
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