I'm so sorry to hear about Uncle Linsey. He will be greatly missed as he was a wonderful man of God, husband, father, uncle and friend. God just went ahead and transended one of his Warriors from Labor to Reward. Will be praying for you and your family.
To Mrs. Mae Linsey and family: We know by his warm and approachable persona and evident love for you,God and family, that you have warm and precious memories to cherish and to sustain you. Please know that we add our prayers to yours and others for God's continuing blessings for you and your family. You are still part of our Elwynne/Diehl/Stoll Block Club family and we love and miss you. As you reminisce, please remember the lyrics from your son's solo at your 50th wedding anniversary:"..forever is as far as I'll go!" It applies both to God's and Bishop Linsey's love to you and your family. With much love and sympathy...
Bishop Linsey Was Truly one of God's Best Preacher, He Taught many young mens the way of christ. He will Truly be miss. He was God's Best Preacher, Pastor, Father, And DEAREST Friend. The Battle Is OVER Now WELL DONE BISHOP LINSEY. FROM YOUR GOOD FRIEND APOSTLE C.T.DAVIS & THE GOSPEL OF DELIVERANCE CHURCH IN ATLANTA GA.-MACON GA.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dear Mother Linsey,
I will always love you and will never forget the love Bishop gave me and my family throughout my ministry. The imprint he made on my life is forever. And thanks to you for being their for me and Donnie. We love you.
Joan (Rev.Scott) and Donnie 7th Episcopal District
I would like to offer my condolences and sympathy to the family of Bishop Nathaniel L. Linsey.
Shiloh CME Church
Dear Aunt May and family, my deepest sympathy to all. Uncle Linsey was the best of people. He was love by many and I will truly miss him. Your niece Jacqueline Mills-Gordon
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Dear Mrs. Mae Linsey and Family--my deepest sympathy to you and the family. I remember Bishop Linsey as being one of the youth worship leaders from many years ago, he taught this song to me..."I have decided to follow Jesus." I will always have this memory.
Dear Linsey Family,
I did attend the Service but had to leave early because of vehicle problems. I just found out that we are related. I was talking to my uncle who lives in LaFayette, GA. and he informed me that Bishop Linsey was my cousin on the Johnson side. Please contact me!!!
706-468-6171. I am Sandra Carter in Monticello, GA.
God Bless Bishop Linsey, I remember him as a little girl as the pastor of my church in Knoxville, Tn. Mattie E Coleman C.M.E church. He was the kindest most spiritual man. He was such a great leader at that church and we hated to see him move on. But he was destined for greater things. Peace and comfort to his family!
Deepest sympathy to the Linsey family from the extended Johnson family out of LaFayette, GA. Bishop Linsey was indeed loved and adored by all of his cousins and was always there when spiritual support was needed!
The Atlanta and Akron, Ohio Ponder family.
To Mrs. Mae Linsey and Family:
I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the death of your husband and father. While I did not know your husband, I listened to you talk about him during the time we worked in the Model Cities Program many, many years ago. I always thought you were the perfect family. May God strengthen you in the coming days, weeks and years.
My prayers are with the family at this time.
H. Michael Harvey and family
To The Linsey Family,
My prayers are with you. May you continue to comfort each other in your time of grief. May you continue to lean on The God Of Comfort.
As the son, daughter-in law and grandson of Mrs. Eddie L. Gaither(deceased), our hearts are filled with sadness at the loss of mama's and grandmother's dear friend. We're so thankful that our paths did cross and we're even more grateful for the encouragement Bishop extended to his friend's grandson, Chaplain Major Julian Gaither early in his ministerial training. Our prayers are extended to the entire LINSEY Family.
To the Linsey Family:
May you find comfort in your memory of Bishop Linsey. He was an icon in the World Methodist Evangelism Movement as well as the Christian community at large. A tall cedar has fallen in Atlanta. Servant of God well done rest from thy loved employ, the battle fought, the victory won, enter thy masters joy.
Dr. Eric L. Brown,
To Mrs. Mae Linsey and family. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and the family. You and Bishop Linsey were dear friends to our mother, Daisy K. Oliver. Her friendship with Bishop Linsey goes back to classmates at Paine College. For many years we have valued the friendship, kindness, and thoughtfulness you shared with her. You and Bishop were like sunshine to our mother during her illness. Bishop's passing will leave a great void in our hearts and all that have been fortunate to know him. We share these same words to the family as you shared them with us, "God is with you and so are we." Our prayers will continue to ascend on your behalf. With Sympathy and love, the Family of Daisy K. Oliver.
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Bishop Linsey touched everyone's life with the true love of God. It was such a pleasure getting to know the Linsey family.
The Ward family expresses our deepest sympathy for your loss. We share in the loss of a true man of God. Let his life continue to be a guiding light for your lives.
Charles, Kitty and Brandi, Atlanta, GA
To the Linsey Family,
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Weeping may endure for a night but Joy does come in the morning light and be assured that he has seen the light and now he is shining with Jesus. Hallelujah it is a joy to have known him, and to Mrs. Linsey and Ricardo, and Family we love and miss you all.
Love your Indianapolis Family,
Tracy and Deborah Smith and Family
Sonja Cumberlander and Daughter
Chantris and David Morris and Family
The Class of 1970 of Murphy High School sends our deepest condolences to Bishop Linsey's family at this time. We know that you will have moments of sadness, but, that you will also rejoice in the fact that Bishop Linsey is now resting in the Father's arms.
Praise God. It is so wonderful to know that Bishop Linsey has been welcomed by God who loves him more than we can imagine. God is good and he will sustain you, comfort you and give you peace and contentment as only he can. Please know that Mrs. Lynn and her girls love all of you.
I did not know the Bishop personally, but I am pleased to say that I did get the chance to meet him @ College Park CME. To Mrs. Linsey and family, my prayers are with all of you for his homegoing services and afterwards. I am sure their are precious memories that you all will treasure. May it helps to know that others are praying for you all.
I light this candle in memory of Bishop Nathaniel L. Linsey who always let his light shine through his work, ministry, and daily life. He loved God, his wife, God's people, God's church, and doing ministry. I loved to see how Bishop and Mrs. Linsey interacted with one another. They were always in sync with one another and set a good example for everyone around them showing God's love.
I treasure the good time we had in Alabama with Mrs. Mae Linsey and Bishop Linsey at the General Conference. I take note of the many conversations that we have had over the phone and in person. I will remember how well Bishop Linsey as well as Mrs. Linsey embraced the Connectional Young Adult Ministry's new leadership in Birmingham Alabama in July 1996 when I was elected the assistant secretary. The fifteen years went by fast, but the time was better in knowing such sincere Christians and ecumenical leadership of Bishop Linsey and Mrs. Linsey, you are always by his side. I will miss
Bishop LInsey's presence, but his spirit and legacy will live on now and forever. Bishop Linsey truly loved people.
There's an emptiness in your heart that only time can fill, the pain seems unbearable now, but trust me God can heall. Hold fast to your memories death didn't take them away, live each moment to the fullest and don't forget to pray. Prayer will make you stronger, prayer will see you through, and always remember that I'm praying for you too. Reverend Eleanor D. Miller.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
To Mrs. Linsey and the whole Linsey family, may God's comforting mercies be with you during this sad time. I shall always remember with gratitude Bishop Linsey's ecumenical leadership and efforts to help the church be a more inclusive and just community. We at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary have been blessed by his friendship and support, and the Wesley Connection at LPTS sends its special word of condolence at the passing of our brother bishop and friend in Christ. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
"Blessed are those who have died in the Lord; let them rest from their labors for their good deeds go with them." Rev. 14: 13
TO MY DEAR COUSIN MAE AND FAMILY:
EARTH HAS NO SORROWS THAT HEAVEN CAN NOT BEAR. THOUGH YOUR HUSBAND IS NO LONGER WITH US ON EARTH, HIS LOVE FOR HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL LAST ETERNALLY AND NEVER DIE. A LIGHT ON THIS EARTH HAS BEEN DIMMED. YET THE WORKS THAT LIGHT PRODUCED WILL REMAIN FOREVER. THE BISHOP HAS FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT. HIS WORK ON THIS EARTH HAS BEEN FINISHED. NOW HE IS RECEIVING HIS REWARD IN HEAVEN WITH GOD THE FATHER AND HIS SON, JESUS THE CHRIST. YOU WILL MEET AGAIN AND WHEN YOU MEET, THERE WILL BE NO MORE SICKNESS,NO MORE DARKNESS...ONLY THE LIGHT AND LOVE OF OUR FATHER GOD AND HIS SON JESUS. WEEPING MAY LAST FOR A WHILE. HOWEVER, JOY WILL COME IN THE MORNING. TO GOD BE THE GLORY. YOURS IN CHRIST: A.T. MILLS,III, CHRISTOPHER, BRENDA AND AMOS IV. FUQUAY VARINA, N.C.27526
In this time of sadness may these few words convey the thoughts of sympathy so deeply felt, yet so hard to express.May God comfort & strengthen the Linsey family.
Please accept my condolences upon the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort be with you during this time. 2 Cor. 1:3, 4.
Bishop Linsey was one of the most personable, giving and loving men I have ever known. His kind spirit was infectous and he always had a loving word or advice to share along with a kiss. He always spoke of my grandparents with love (deceased Fletcher and Annie Baldwin) and praised my songs (good or bad). I will always love him and I will miss his presence dearly. But to know he is now resting with our Savior, listening to the indescribable music and walking around the gold streets of heaven is some comfort for me and I pray for those he left behind. For I don't weep for his going home, but for his absence in my life. My love and sympathy to the family, my brother in Christ Wayne and Mrs. Linsey. My prayers are that you will find comfort in knowing he is still and always will be loved. Rest peacefully Bishop. Love Patsi, Dee, Zac