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Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine)

3926 Devine St, Columbia, SC

OBITUARY

Linda Ellen (Brown) Boatwright

August 6, 1943September 4, 2019
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EASTOVER - Linda Ellen Boatwright, 76, went home to be with the Lord on September 4, 2019. A celebration of life will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel officiated by Pastor Tim Driggers. The family will receive friends and family from 1:00 until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Ft Jackson National Cemetery on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

Born in Sumter on August 6, 1943, the daughter of the late Felix Edward “Eddie” and Martha Elma Dickerson Brown. Linda truly was a renaissance woman, she was musician, an artist, a poet, writer, and world traveler; but most importantly, she cherished her relationship with Christ.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her sister, Ernestine Elease Brown. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Ralph Boatwright; five children, Mark E. Boatwright, Raelyn B. Driggers (Tim), Leslie A. Biddle (John), Jennifer L. Boatwright (Justin Kuhns), and Jonathan D. Boatwright (Rhea); grandchildren, Seth E. Boatwright, Stephen C. Boatwright, Sean E. Boatwright, Morgan Miller, Mark A. Boatwright, Calah M. Wilkerson, Megan M. Fillmore, Amanda L. Driggers, Timothy H. Driggers,II, Margaret A. Biddle, Karen E. Biddle, and Desirei L. “Bean” Boatwright; eleven great-grandchildren; and her aunt, Dorothy Dickerson Zeek, who she loved dearly. Linda also leaves behind countless friends and “adopted” children.

Flowers are appreciated, as well as memorial contributions in Linda’s honor to Congaree Baptist Church, 1229 Congaree Church Road, Gadsden, SC 29052.

Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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Bruce Smith

September 12, 2019

Linda, John B., and I were singing partners while I was stationed with them in Vicenza, Italy during the Vietnam war 1968-1969. I found kindred spirits, and Christian,fellowship with Linda and Ralph, often spending many evenings around their kitchen table, Although Linda was just a few years older than myself, she sort of mothered us Army boys and in turn we found comfort and a safe haven. Singing in harmony with each other came natural, and bound our friendship. I recently had a 2 hour conversation by phone just a few short days before her death. Thank God for the time that was granted. I’ve lost a dear friend and I’m deeply saddened.

Susan Bradshaw

September 6, 2019

A lovely person, who will always be missed. Praying for comfort and peace.

ANNETTE (SMITH) DELKER

September 6, 2019

We first met Linda and Ralph in Vicenza Italy in 1968-1969. We would visit their home for prayer meeting and enjoyed it so much. Linda was so talented in a lot of things. They were both so kind and felt like our family. Linda was a great cook and would fix dinner for us sometimes. We never forgot them but lost contact until I found Linda on facebook and became her friend again. I'm so thankful that I found her and had a chance to talk with her. We will miss Linda. We are praying for her family.

Annette (Smith) Delker

September 6, 2019

We first met Linda and Ralph in 1968 thru 1969 in Vicenza Italy. We would visit them for prayer meeting and Linda would make a wonderful homemade pie or something for us and the others. We felt at home and happy with them and loved them both. But lost contact until I found Linda on Facebook. She was a wonderful person and so talented. So glad that I had a chance to have her on my facebook and to talk to her in messenger. I wish I could have seen her one more time. I will miss her.

Kendall Evans

September 5, 2019

I was blessed to have met Miss Linda several times over the years and she was a beacon of joy and light. Thank you to my close friendship with Jennifer (one of the sweetest and most generous people on the planet, of which I'm sure she gets from her beautiful mama) for introducing me to Linda. She did so much for others all without ever expecting anything in return. I know she is celebrating in Heaven with some of her loved ones already there, and watching over her loved ones who she will see again. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and we are sending them strength and love always! R.I.P. Miss Linda and Godspeed!

Lynda Barwick Penland

September 5, 2019

I remember Mrs. Boatwright always being kind, sweet and a loving Lady. Most of all how much she loved her Lord and Savior.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Proverbs 3:5-6
Love,

Lynda

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