Linda B. Burright

November 21, 1942 - February 16, 2020

Linda B.  Burright


Linda B. Burright of Rockford, IL journeyed home to her Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Presence St. Anne Center.  She was born November 21, 1942 in Berwyn, IL the daughter of Burley C. and Alice (Brown) Grigsby.  Linda attended Rockford Public Schools and graduated from Rockford West High School in 1960.  She received Bachelor and Masters degrees in education from Rockford University.  Linda married James L. Burright on November 24, 1984 at 1st Presbyterian Church in Rockford.  She taught Chapter 1 reading and math in the Rockford Public schools, teaching at Beyer, Kishwaukee and McIntosh Elementary schools.  She retired in 1994 and then tutored at Huntington Learning Center and also directed the 1st Presbyterian Pre-School.  Linda made her spiritual home at 1st Presbyterian Church, now SecondFirst  Church, for over 60 years, serving as Elder, Deacon, and Sunday School teacher.  She loved making crafts, particularly stitchery projects.  Linda loved hugs and laughter, children’s literature, silly puns, potlucks with teacher or church friends, and most of all spending time with her family.

Linda is loved and will be missed by her husband, James; son, Jeffrey Manning; daughters, Julie Manning-Glovier (Lee Glovier) and Allison (Charles) MacMurchy; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Breanna Manning and son Jayden; Samantha Parr; Colton Parr; Elizabeth (Kyle) McVay and sons Connor and Wesley; Chad (Caitlin) Glovier; Zachary (Dolly) Glovier and daughter, Mila;  mother in-law, Joyce Burright; and many loving nieces and nephews, extended family, as well as her church family and teaching community. Linda is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lucy Burright; brother, Bill Grigsby; step-father, Lester Schave; step-brother, Floyd Schave; father in-law, Leon Burright; mother in-law, Dorothy Manning; and nieces Andrea Drummer and Trisha Manning-Curp.  The family would like to thank the staffs of Presence St. Anne Center and Hospice Care of America for their loving care and compassion.

The memorial gathering for Linda will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Saturday, February 29, 2020 at SecondFirst Church, 318 N. Church Street, Rockford with The Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church.  Rev. Rebecca White Newgren and Pastor Becky Erbe, officiating.  Memorials in Linda’s name can be given in care of First Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund, 318 N. Church Street, Rockford, IL 61103. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.  To share a memory, please visit

Service Schedule

Saturday, February 29, 2020
9:00 am - 10:45 am

The memorial gathering for Linda will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Saturday, February 29, 2020 at SecondFirst Church, 318 N. Church Street, Rockford

Saturday, February 29, 2020

The Memorial Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 29, 2020 at SecondFirst Church, 318 N. Church Street, Rockfordat the church.  Rev. Rebecca White Newgren and Pastor Becky Erbe, officiating.



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Linda was a special teacher and trusted friend to my friend Kim Cook. She spent many hours helping Kim with her reading skills, writing letters for Kim, sharing her love of Jesus, and, most importantly, being her friend. Kim loved Linda. My sympathies to all of Linda’s family. May your wonderful memories help to bring peace to your hearts. Barb Miller

Barb Miller 2020-02-28T08:28:03

Dear Jim and family,

Mary and I send to you all our sincere sympathies. In our prayers we give thanks for Linda’s extraordinary life as a gifted teacher and leader who lived a life of Christian service. Jim, to you and your wonderful family, we send our love and best wishes.

Murray Hanson 2020-02-22T12:49:38

Jim and family,
Dave and I send our condolences to you and the family, Jim.
From the time we arrived in Rockford, Linda and you sup-ported Dave’s Ministry. Between her teaching at the Church and school children, Linda had an influence on the lives of many children in Rockford.

Edie and Dave Barnes 2020-02-19T23:43:03


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