Lynn Conkwright

May 30, 1954 - June 14, 2017

05/30/1954 - 06/14/2017

Past Services

Wednesday June 21, 2017
7:00 pm

Additional Information:

Beach Fellowship Church

1817 General Booth Blvd.

Virginia Beach, VA 23454

(757)  721-7388

Lynn Conkwright, 63, of Virginia Beach, passed away on June 14, 2017. She was born on May 30, 1954 to the late William Jr. and Carolyn (Malbon) Hadley at Norfolk, VA.
Left to cherish her memory are her brother, Bill Hadley & his wife, Jerilyn; and her sisters, Mary Lea Hartzog & her husband Butch, and Shirley Hadley.
A Celebration of Lynn’s Life will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 7pm, Beach Fellowship, 1817 General Booth Blvd, VA Beach. Online condolences can be given at

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Andrea Buckner Bazer
1 year ago

February 5, 2022

Lynn was my friend. We spent many hours together in Waring’s Gym, coaching gymnastics, running at 4 in the morning along the Boardwalk before work, and visiting when we were both moving around across the country. She was amazing! Positive beyond belief, forward thinking and moving, and possessing a unapparelled gift when coaching. I was at her first bodybuilding contest and was amazed that she was able to be at the forefront at a new sport and propel it forward the way she did. We had spoken just before she passed and planned to get together. It never happened, but I am so glad that I could reconnect with her one last time. I think of her always and wanted her family to know that she is remembered with the fondest of memories and love, always.

Brian Murden
6 years ago

What can you say at a time like this. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. The Hadley’s were like a family to me, when I would spend time at Knotts Island growing up with the Barnes. I felt like we were all related. Fond memories of riding that monster sized St. Bernard, I believe his name was Sam. Those were fun times. Haven’t seen any of the family in recent years but once in awhile I would hear a tid bit of something Lynn was involved in. I was shocked to hear of her passing. I know she will be missed by many.

Stuart Ashman
6 years ago

My heartfelt condolences to all of Lynn’s family. I Remember Lynn and each of you fondly and am thinking about you all at this sad time.

Vera Orgera Henson
6 years ago

I have been friends with Lynn since she was 13. I was 15. I watched her grow from her teens living in Alanton subdivision, all the way through her adulthood. Her zest for life was unparalleled! She wanted to experience life in its fullest and I think she accomplished this! From her gymnastics in HS, to her activities in college, coaching gymnastics out of college at her HS, to moving out west to pursue bodybuilding, to working with Joe Weider Enterprises, to working independently as a health and fitness coach – she left her mark with everyone she touch! She loved all of her family very much. I was a part of many Christmas’ and holidays and she was the life of the party! Since she never had her own children, she was very close to her nieces and was involved in their lives as much as she could be living out of Va. Beach. She adored them and they loved her, too! She had hundreds of friends she met from HS and career which she tried to stay in touch with. She was a networker! Always thinking ahead of what she do to help someone along the way. She had a laugh that set her apart from anyone! Her grin went from ear to ear! She was always joyful even when life threw her curveballs. I have never seen anyone with such a positive attitude in life. If she got knocked down (as we all do from time to time), she got right back up and moved forward with her can-do attitude! She had the energy of three people – always had ideas of what she wanted to try next and knew so many people that could help her get there along the way. She had so many stories to tell because she traveled extensively around the world – she was never void of a great story! I was so very blessed to be part of her journey in life for these 50 years and especially as she prepared for her baptism last August at Beach Fellowship Church. They were her second family. I was so proud of her taking this spiritual step in life to renew her faith and go forward as a new creation in Christ! Hallelujah! She is now with Jesus, her mom and dad, her aunts and uncles and all the friends she lost along the way of life. They are all up there having a big party welcoming her! I will miss you, Lynn. You were a dear friend. I will miss our long talks and our laughter; our tears shed together about life and our joys we shared. We will be reunited in heaven one day to carry on as we did on earth and I look forward to you welcoming me as I know everyone is doing for you right now! Peace to you, my friend. Love, Vera

Sherry Lam
6 years ago

My fondest memory of Lynn is watching her grow by leaps and bounds as a gymnast at First Colonial High School in the late 60″s. She was a coaches’ dream competitior as she was fearless, tenacious, focused, skilled, and balanced the stress of competition with a sense of humor and humility. As her coach, it was an honor to take her to state competition and see her win 2nd place in the uneven bars competition. I was so proud of her accomplishments. I extend my deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers to the Hadley family at this sad time in the loss of Lynn. I will always remember her for her winsome smile and fighting spirit.

Kathy Watson Freeman
6 years ago

To the Hadley family: I want to send my deepest sympathy from your Alanton neighbors -the Watson family to your family. I look back fondly on the times we spent together in Alanton and send our condolences to you all. Our prayers are with you.