Lynda Gandy Langhorne
Sept. 26, 1950 – Oct. 17, 2021
Lynda G. Langhorne, 71, of Richmond, passed away October 17, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Flora and Walter Gandy from Birmingham, Alabama, as well as her husband, Charles Rolfe Langhorne Jr. whom she met in Virginia. She was survived by her daughter, Nichole Fogleman (Bryan); sister, Judy Norris (Jeff); brother, Rick Gandy (Teresa); grandchildren, Hayley and Isabelle Fogleman; nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was greatly loved as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, and friend. She served many of those dear to her, putting family and friends ahead of herself. She was funny, generous, and always encouraged others. She knew how to make you feel like you were all that mattered when you were in her presence.
Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, she started her life as a career woman with the Alabama Housing Authority while married to her first husband, Larry Kimbrel. After her move to Richmond, she enjoyed her new job at the Virginia Housing Authority, where she worked for many years. She attended Averett University later in life, as she always valued her education. Her compassion showed through in her hospice volunteer work, which she did for many years. She was an active member in her community and her church, Ridge Baptist, and loved to trade antiques, owning her own personal antique shop where she could let her personality and passions shine through. She loved to travel and was able to experience many exciting cities and countries alongside her husband, Rolfe Langhorne. She had a particularly close relationship with her grandchildren, Hayley and Isabelle Fogleman, who knew her as “Nana.”
A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 22 at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 23 at the same location. Rev. Abbie Duenckel, officiating. Interment will be private. Click here to join the live-streamed funeral service for Lynda Langhorne.
We would like to thank all the staff at Bon Secours Community Hospice House for their loving care and dedication. We were blessed to have her in their care in her final days. In lieu of flowers, Lynda would appreciate your contribution to Bon Secours Community Hospice House as that is where she volunteered and spent the last week of her life. Donations can be directed to www.bsvaf.org/Hospice-House-Gift.
To share a memory of Lynda or to send condolences to the family, please contact Affinity Funeral Service.
I am heartbroken that my friend has passed. When I came to Virginia Housing in March 1987 we seemed to become immediate friends. When she wasn’t feeling well she would still text me. I will miss her texts where she would just say “Thinking of you today “. It meant a lot.
Nikki, she so loved you and her grandchildren.
I know she is now at peace. Loved her and our friendship.
I remember the first time I ever talked to Lynda on the telephone, we seemed to just hit it off. We talked, it seemed forever. I miss her terribly. Ceil Booker
Loved her dearly and miss her terribly.