OBITUARY

Linda Penny Smith

July 6, 1949October 3, 2020

Linda Penny Smith, 71, of Raleigh died peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Linda was born in Raleigh on July 6, 1949 to the late James Leonadas Penny of Raleigh and Marcelene Simmons, Penny, Ogburn, Robertson of Mt Airy.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Lisa Penny Taylor of Raleigh. Linda attended Vardell Hall high school and graduated as valedictorian. After getting married and becoming a mother, she followed in her mother’s footsteps and attended electrolysis school.

She began practicing electrology at the family business Ogburn and Smith Electrology In 1976 until she retired.

She is survived by her daughter, Angela Nikkol Ortiz and her husband Manuel DeJesus Ortiz, Jr. and her grandsons, Tanis Drake Ortiz and Talon McBryde Ortiz all of whom she had a special and close relationship and will be dearly missed.

A private memorial service will be planned for the family in the future.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the UNC Jaycee Burn Center at https://unchealthfoundation.org/burn, where her grandson Tanis was a patient at the age of five.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary's St. Raleigh, NC.

  • DONATIONS

  • UNC Jaycee Burn Center at https://unchealthfoundation.org/burn, where her grandson Tanis was a patient at the age of five.

Services

  • A private memorial service will be planned for the family in the future

Memories

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Janet White

October 9, 2020

When Linda’s mom, Marcelene, was married to my Uncle Leon, Linda came to Angier a few times while we were in high school and stayed with me. We were the same age. I remember taking her to UMYF and a school dance. All the local guys were “in love.” They thought that she was the most beautiful girl they had ever seen. I loved her hair! We also spent time together at her mom’s cottage at White Lake. The guy next door was “in love,” too! I have fond memories of the times we spent together as teenagers.

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