Linda Marie (Harmon) Raffety

Obituary for Linda Marie (Harmon) Raffety

Linda Marie (Harmon) Raffety was born September 10, 1946 to Evelyn Marie Alexander and Willie Wesley Harmon. She often complimented on her physical beauty but her outer beauty was nothing compared to what was within.

Linda is survived by: Robert “Bob” Raffety (husband); Gina “Bee” Prince (Kevin), Mwangi  “Eric” Kwesi; Robert P. Raffety (Katonna); Jermaine Raffety; Lotus “Angela” Raven; and Rhett Burden(Terri) (children); Verna Isler (Marshall) (sister), Alan Harmon (brother) Beverly Harmon (sister-in-law); Christi Johnson, Hilary Greene and Regan Sales (Chris) (nieces); Gladys Massey (aunt); along with many cousins, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-nieces and nephews and hosts of friends and loved ones.

The homegoing service will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church – 3301 Beatties Ford Road – Charlotte, NC. Cards and flowers may be sent directly to the church.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

11 AM

Friendship Baptist Church

3301 Beatties Ford Road

Charlotte, NC.

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I miss you SO MUCH Mom.


I am so sorry I can’t be with you Linda and I started at Black entertainment television as secretaries at the same time she was one of the closest friends I have and she was hilarious she had a wonderful spirit and very kind she talked about her husband all the time maybe she told me to much from time to time but I was always happy that she would let me share her family with her during the holidays and when they had parties I will miss her spirit here on earth and guard all the secrets she told me about you wild and crazy kids. I’m still laughing. God bless you all and hubby. …You have to be strong She doesn’t want you suffering. You guys were an amazing couple.

Love and blessings. Jamie Brown



We are thinking about you and your family. May God give you strength for your journey. We’re here for you.
Lewis and Katrina Mayo & Family


Linda was a warm, loving, kind and special friend since High School. We shared many memories throughout 50+ years and she will always be remembered for her wisdom and insights. Gwen Roberts


Hey Mom I will truly miss making you laugh. Especially when April fools day comes around I would get you everytime, I love you and will see you again!!


My grandmother, Duckie, was such a breath of fresh air. Being in her presence was always amazing, and she always put a smile on everyone’s face, and her and my dad would leave our stomachs hurting from laughter. One of my favorite memories with Duckie was two years ago, when she let me do her hair, which I enjoyed doing very much. Another favorite memory, that I’ll never forget, was when she taught me how to make her mac and cheese recipe (that my mom will never get). Duckie was and still is the heart of our family, and she will always be here with us, because of all the laughs that she gave us over the years. I appreciate her so much, and I am so thankful that she is not pain anymore.

– Zuri Aliza-Mari Kwesi


Linda was a thumb sucker until she was in the fifth or sixth grade and no matter what our parents did she would not stop. They brought a puppy home and her name was Sandy. Linda had to wash her hands so many times a day from handling the dog that she finally stopped sucking her thumb. That was the purpose of getting a dog. Verna Isler, sister