OBITUARY

Linda Fitz Randolph Clark

January 13, 1939November 3, 2020

Linda Fitz Randolph Clark, 81, of Martinsville, died Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at SOVAH Health, Danville. She was born in Brooklyn, NY January 13, 1939 to Theodore Fitz Randolph and Carolyn Widmann Fitz Randolph, both deceased. In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her son, Kevin Javes in 1981.

She is survived by her daughter, Kim Scudder (Martin), of Pilot, VA; their son, Chris (Melanie), of Ft. Bliss, TX; and great grandchildren, Jessalyn, Taylor and Hialeah. Also surviving is her son, Theodore (Kerry) Javes, of Gainsville, VA; their children, Seth and Luci Javes; and Linda’s sister, Christie Williams (Steve), of Summerville, SC. She is also survived by devoted friends, Susie Pool and Angie Nolen.

Linda spent her career teaching guitar, a vocation she felt helped her retain her own youthfulness. She loved each person who shared their talents with her and she delighted in their progress.

She also held a special place in her heart for animals, sharing a devotion with them not unlike her fondness for students. she leaves behind Geebee and LuLu.

Linda expressed the desire that, in lieu of flowers, her friends remember and honor her by donating to the Kings Mountain Animal Clinic Humane Fund, 5086 Kings Mountain Road, Collinsville, 24078 ,the Martinsville/Henry Count SPCA, 132 Joseph Martin Hwy, Martinsville, VA 24112 or the Rooster Walk Scholarship Fund in Linda's honor.

Any services will be private.

Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA To express condolences online, please visit www.collinsmckeestonemartinsville.com

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Heidi Flythe

November 21, 2020

Sending my condolences. Along with many in Martinsville, I am thankful to Linda Clark for her teaching and sharing her knowledge and love of music in her guitar classes. It's been 40 years since my guitar classes, but I occasionally play and still use music sheets she made.

Lin Benfield

November 17, 2020

Several years ago I met Linda, a wonderful sense of humor, a joy to visit, a lover of music and animals, I am so thankful to have met her. She had a wonderful heart. I think of her often, especially when I enjoy time with my own animals, and wish comfort to her family at this time.

Virginia "Ginny" Yelton McCauley

November 15, 2020

I first met Linda in 1956. We were the only 2 Juniors at our small private school. We immediately became fast friends. We both played ukulele together. She played a standard uke, I played a tenor. We sang and played together for the two years until we graduated. I visited her in VA, she visited me in TN. She was my best friend for years and years and years. And still we kept in touch. She and Tommy stood up with me at my wedding. We saw each other through marriage, pregnancy, divorce, death of family, death of a child. She was the one person I knew would always no matter what be on my side and love me. Even if she disagreed with me and explained very clearly exactly what I was doing wrong. And still we loved each other deeply and fully. . Randy was the person who taught me about emotions and how to name them , identify them, and process them. I may have taught her guitar but she taught me life. And I love her more than I could ever express. Knowing she will never answer the phone again or that I will never pick up the ringing phone and hear "Ginninger" leaves a huge vacancy in my life. I love her, I love her, I love her. She was unique and wonderful and , thankfully, flawed. She was intellectually brilliant!! and used it to bless other people, teach and comfort them. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Ted and Casey, I my prayers and love are with you.
Ginny

David McDonald

November 10, 2020

Joy! That’s what she gave to everyone! Joy!
From the very first guitar lesson to every time I saw her after the lessons stoped. Her influence had me start with guitar , but also move onto bass. No matter the music, she always was such a supporter of people. Rock band, jazz band and now praise band .. She was excited that you were playing music and enjoyed it . We were all blessed by the JOY she shared.

Rick Ferris

November 8, 2020

My wonderful guitar teacher. I am thankful to have met you. After all these years I still play almost every day. My prayers are with the family.

Leslie Williams

November 8, 2020

I met Linda only a short time ago during her brief stay at Stanleytown but we quickly became friends. She always asked the nursing staff to send for me if I had not came to visit her and I gladly went to visit her. When she left it was tears of joy and we kept in touch through social media. She was a joy to everyone she came in contact with and will be missed by everyone.

Jane Boggs

November 6, 2020

My friend who lived for music and animals, taught guitar to my son and keyboards to my daughter. She and I spent many evenings watching bad movies and vet shows while our dogs played together. A blessing to have known her as a friend

Chelsea Robinette

November 6, 2020

Linda, you were such a light and force to be reckoned with. I clearly remember my first guitar lesson and not really knowing exactly what genre of music I wanted to start to play. If I had it my way it would be a Country guitar playing gal mixed with some Carlos Santana (thank you for opening me up to new music). Your knowledge, wisdom, and love that you showed each of yours turners is only a mere testament to the lives of of the people you have changed just by having the pleasure to know and be around you. You will truly be missed. I hope you are drinking a lot of gin and tonics and playing with all the greats!!

Susan Henderson

November 6, 2020

Linda, You were a gift to my two boys and hundreds of other children and adults in this community. You will not be forgotten.
Rest in perfect peace.
Susan Henderson

Calista Warden

November 6, 2020

29 years ago, Linda moved me to college in her van & gave me a copy of the book Siddhartha (though its message was lost on me at that age). She will remain a model of authentic womanhood, of generosity, of a vastly welcoming spirit, of true wit, and open acceptance...
With deep gratitude, I will hold the memories of not only the powerful roles LFRC played in my life (attempts at advocating for me, teaching me self-acceptance along with guitar, caring for me, etc.) but also how much I dearly love her and how loving she was.
May we all remember and be inspired by her ways & her presence ... Linda was a godsend, affecting so many of us with the gifts she shared.♡
I still only start my ignition the way she taught me to...

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