Lindsey Funeral Homes

473 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA


Elda "Jean" (Carr) Ringgold

May 20, 1936July 29, 2020

Elda “Jean” Carr Ringgold, 84, of Mt. Crawford, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Sentara-RMH Medical Center.

She was born on May 20, 1936 in Harrisonburg and was the daughter of the late Walter W. Carr, Sr. and Mary M. Stroop Carr.

Jean graduated from Broadway High School. She was a member of St. James UMC and had been employed with Wilson Trucking Company before retiring.

On December 18, 1975, she married Sherly W. Ringgold, who preceded her in death on July 14, 2001.

She is survived by her children, Edward Gainer, II, and wife, Wang Ying, of China, Jeff Gainer and wife, Tammy, of Yorktown, Stephen Gainer of Harrisonburg and Tina L. Delawder and husband, Marvin, of Mt. Crawford; a goddaughter, Ashley Williams of Grottoes; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; and her fur babies, Emma and Princess.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Walter “Sonny” W. Carr, Jr. of Harrisonburg.

A memorial service will be held 3:30 pm, Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, with Rev. Dan Bassett officiating. Private burial at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens will be held earlier in the day.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sentara Hospice, c/o RMH Foundation, 2010 Health Campus Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.


  • Edward Gainer, II & wife, Wang Ying, Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Jeff Gainer & wife, Tammy, Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Stephen Gainer, Son
  • Tina L. Delawder & husband, Marvin, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Ashley Williams, Goddaughter
  • Nine, Grandchildren
  • Five, Great-Grandchildren
  • A Number of, Nieces & Nephews
  • Emma & Princess, Fur Babies
  • Sherly W. Ringgold, Husband (deceased)
  • Mary M. Stroop Carr, Mother (deceased)
  • Walter W. Carr, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Walter "Sonny" W. Carr, Jr., Son (deceased)

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  • Sentara Hospice


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020


Elda "Jean" (Carr) Ringgold

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Matthew Weaver

August 1, 2020

I enjoyed working with Jean at the Bridgewater College Bookstore.


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