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Linda M. McCallister

March 14, 1948November 5, 2020

Linda M. McCallister passed away on November 5, 2020 after 33 years of battling all the effects of MS. Linda was born March 14, 1948 in Huntington, WV. She was the oldest of 3 children. She was a graduate of H.B. Plant H.S. and continued her education at USF finishing with a Master's Degree. Linda was an elementary School teacher for several years then moved on to begin employment with Tampa General Hospital in their Rehabilitation Department, specializing in spinal cord injuries. She later opened and was the director of the rehabilitation center of New Port Richey. She then was diagnosed with MS and had to retire due to her illness. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Russell F. McCallister and Betty F. McCallister of Tampa. Her forever love Charlie Ferrell of Riverview. Linda is survived by her brother Bob, wife Terri and niece Calle McCallister of Marietta GA, sister Pat, husband Steve McCain of Summerfield, NC, and nephew Chris McCain of Lexington, NC, her guardian Angel and dear friend Kathy Bregler of Tampa. The family would like to thank David Ania and the staff at Wellswood Care Center in Lutz, FL for the outstanding care she was given in the last 3 years of her life. They provided her with love and support. Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 5th from 10am to 12pm at Blount Curry Macdill, 605 S. Macdill Ave, Tampa. A graveside service will follow at 1:30pm at Sunset Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that you make a donation in Linda's name to the MS Society, 2701 Maitland Center Parkway, Maitland FL. 32757.

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  • Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Russell F. McCallister and Betty F. McCallister of Tampa. Her forever love Charlie Ferrell of Riverview. Linda is survived by her brother Bob, wife Terri and niece Calle McCallister of Marietta GA, sister Pat, husband Steve McCain of Summerfield, NC, and nephew Chris McCain of Lexington, NC, her guardian Angel and dear friend Kathy Bregler of Tampa.

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5 December

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10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Blount & Curry FH-Macdill Chap

605 S. Macdill Ave
Tampa, FL 33609

5 December

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1:30 pm

Sunset Memory Gardens

11005 N US 301
Thonotosassa, FL 33592

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Amy Schrock

December 3, 2020

I have very fond memories of my Godmother, Linda. She was always so joyful. I can remember pretending to play her mom and dad’s piano while it played its own music and just laughing with her. When I think of her, I always think of laughter. I know my mom, Janice Rybar, would have been sad to hear of her passing. They had been such good friends in their younger years, but sadly, my mom is in memory care now. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Betsy Drake

November 8, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She was such fun and I will miss her sparkle.

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