Linda Norberg Collins

July 2, 1940January 29, 2018

Linda N. Collins, 77, of Lynchburg passed away Monday, January 29, 2018, after a short stay in the care of hospice at the Guggenheimer Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Emory Malvin Collins. Born July 2, 1940, in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late Leonard Erick Norberg, Jr. and the late Madeline McLane Norberg.

Linda was a teller for Central Fidelity Bank for many years and a member of Amelon United Methodist Church. She was a 1957 graduate of Madison Heights High School. Linda was a tough woman who endured through many trials in her life, yet she persevered. Now her work is done, and she is receiving her reward in Heaven.

In addition to her husband and parents, Linda was preceded in death by her sister, Joan Louise Norberg and her special little teacup poodle, Andy.

Linda dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great grandsons. She is survived by her daughter, Kelly Marks Karnes of Forest; her son, Danny Rae Marks and his wife Angela of Goode; five grandchildren, Jessica Karnes Fisher, Trevor Karnes, Kaitlyn Marks, Madelyn Marks and Dylan Marks; two great grandsons, Coleson Fisher and Colin Fisher; two sisters, Phyllis Norberg Burnley and her husband Robert of Monroe and Peggy Norberg Thompson and her husband Bob of Fayetteville, NC; two brothers, Leonard Erick Norberg, III and his wife Mary Ellen of Lynchburg and Jerry Wayne Norberg and his wife Vickie of Lynchburg; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members and friends.

According to her wishes, a private graveside service will be conducted. It will be officiated by Chaplain Jim Whitaker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Centra Hospice or the Lynchburg Humane Society.

Kelly and Danny would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Pletke and the wonderful nurses and aides that took compassionate care of mom in her last days.

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Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family, (434) 239-0331.


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Linda Johnson

February 5, 2020

I am so sorry I didn't know about Linda's passing. I was her nurse for several years until August 2016 when I changed jobs. I always enjoyed talking with Linda. We shared a special bond and concern for each other's lives. She suffered a lot and I am thankful that is over for her. God Bless the family.

Jessica Karnes

February 1, 2018

the special bond we shared my entire life will be with me always. We had our ups and downs, but through it all you were there for me and that will always be appreciated. I am so blessed to have had the absolute best Granny in the world. I will love you forever and ever.

Troy Coles

February 1, 2018

Danny, Kelly and family, my condolences to you all. You are in my prayers.

Shelby Staples

January 31, 2018

I grew up with Linda in wonderful old Madison Heights until the age of twelve when we moved out near Monroe. Still as the years passed and we went forward with our lives, I would sometimes see her and we would have a great time reminiscing - sledding in the snow down Stumps Hill and down 7th Street, spending the night at each other's house, innocently and safely walking those streets, talking about, dreaming about what our futures may would be like. Linda Norberg was one of my most cherished young girlhood friends - sensitive, smart, dependable, kind. Her Uncle Ed took some of us girls out to lunch a few years ago. It was a great day. We took pictures and promised to get together again soon, but as is usually the case as we grow older, it didn't happen, although we did talk on the telephone one last time. The obit picture is beautiful, just as I will always remember her. May God bless her children, her grands, her brothers, Phyllis and Peggy. And may God bless this good, deserving woman, Linda Norberg Collins, always. Shelby Farmer Staples, Madison Heights

Calvin Mitchell

January 31, 2018

Jerry, Our Heartfelt Condolences on the loss of your sister.

The Staff of Lynchburg Leo Wood Florist

January 31, 2018

Linda was the sweetest person I no so glad I was able to live next door and be able to be near her and little Andy she always put Andy before her self they were good for each other she can be with him now Kelly and Danny and familys my prayers are with you all.

Tina Almond-Cash

January 31, 2018

Danny and Family, sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tammy Brammer

January 31, 2018

Kelly & family, so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a character (and I mean that in a kind & complimentary way). I remember chatting with her at work, she had no problem speaking her mind!! I appreciated that. I know you will miss her. My prayers are with you & your family.

Suzanne Hannan

January 30, 2018

Linda was a beautiful person,a wonderful Aunt, mother ,granny and sister. She will be missed and we know she is no longer suffering. Sending love and prayers to Kelly, Danny and their family .Her memory will always live in our hearts.