OBITUARY

Linda Marie Ellis

July 1, 1961January 29, 2019

Linda Marie McDaniel Ellis, 57 went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 29, 2019 in Suffolk, VA.

Linda was born on July 1, 1961 in Hartford, CT. She was born to the late Hazel Fitzgerald and daughter to Lloyd David McDaniel Jr. and Dreama S. McDaniel.

Linda was a graduate of Wilson Memorial High School. Linda went on to pursue her passion for caring for others at Louise Obici Nursing School and graduated in 1982. After completing her Nursing Degree, she went on to become Head RN of Labor and Delivery at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, PA. Linda was awarded with the Red Cross RN pin for her service and commitment to her community. In recent years she was resident of Suffolk, VA and a member of Cypress Chapel Church. Linda loved singing and playing piano, she shared this passion with many throughout the years. Longaberger baskets had a large presence in her home, as she once was an award-winning consultant for the company. Along with her love for cooking and baking, she also enjoyed a challenging cross-stitch. Her greatest love in life were her two granddaughters. Linda was preceded in death by her grandparents Lloyd David McDaniel, Sr. and his wife, Geneva, Dennis V. Sandridge and his wife, Ruby and her sister Joanne E. Goolsby.

In addition to her parents, Lloyd David McDaniel Jr. and Dreama S. McDaniel of Grottoes, VA, she is survived in life by her son, Bradford Owen Ellis (Becky) of Suffolk, VA; granddaughters, Elizabeth and Abigail Ellis; siblings, Tina Ortiz of Waynesboro, Trena McDaniel (Linda) of Lake Zurich, IL, and Lloyd David McDaniel III (Linda) of Churchville, Va. She also is survived in life by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 618 W. Main St., Waynesboro.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Blue Ridge Chapel Church of the Brethren, 19 Browns Lane, Waynesboro, with Pastor Mike Wood officiating. Burial will follow in Augusta Memorial Park.

Active pallbearers will be Derek Metzger, Derek McDaniel, Wesley Hobbs, Eddie Major, Phil Sandridge, Jimmy Hobbs, Ricky Bates and TC McDaniel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Chapel Church of the Brethren – Sound System, as Linda had a love for music and her church.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • Linda was preceded in death by her grandparents Lloyd David McDaniel, Sr. and his wife, Geneva, Dennis V. Sandridge and his wife, Ruby and her sister Joanne E. Goolsby.

    In addition to her parents, Lloyd David McDaniel Jr. and Dreama S. McDaniel of Grottoes, VA, she is survived in life by her son, Bradford Owen Ellis (Becky) of Suffolk, VA; granddaughters, Elizabeth and Abigail Ellis; siblings, Tina Ortiz of Waynesboro, Trena McDaniel (Linda) of Lake Zurich, IL, and Lloyd David McDaniel III (Linda) of Churchville, Va. She also is survived in life by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and extended family and friends.
  • DONATIONS

  • the Blue Ridge Chapel Church of the Brethren – Sound System,19 Browns Lane, Waynesboro, VA 22980

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 8, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating, Interment
REMEMBERING

Linda Marie Ellis

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Mary Alice Underwood

February 5, 2019

Ray and I loved you very much Linda. I treasure our time together. It had not seen you in some time but we talked by phone bunches of times, We loved it when you came to visit with your little dog Mikey. We would go places and talk about old times. I am sitting right across from my gift of cross-stitch you gave me that says " There is nothing that's going to happen today that God and I can't handle" You are with him now so that so true, You have always been an angel to me and now you are as real as it gets I will never forget you my friend. See you later.

Claire Whitehurst

February 4, 2019

I met Linda many years ago when she & Brad began attending Cypress Chapel, and she joined the choir, adding her beautiful alto to our music ministry. I was sad to see her move to PA and very happy when she moved back several years later. This time she lived down the road from me and joined our women's ensemble. Linda loved southern gospel and the wonderful old hymns, and we shared many fun musical moments. I also benefitted from receiving her beautiful handmade cards and a few Longaberger baskets , which I use to decorate my home and reminisce fondly. May God give much comfort and peace to her pride and joy, Brad, and his family. ♡

Bonita (Bo) Bossi

February 4, 2019

Linda was one of my first friends that I met @UVA Labor & Delivery Unit, as RNs. We bonded immediately and soon began sharing our time off together with Brad on the weekends and often I would spend the night in Waynesboro with them. It soon became apparent our love of country decor, Longenberger Baskets, needlepoint, shopping flea markets/malls/small country stores in Charlottesville and across the mountain to surrounding towns kept us spending our time off together. I traveled to Suffolk a few times to see her, once on Greyhound! We had the best of times together and loved decorating & baking for Christmas! She loved Wisteria scent and got me hooked on that and many other scents...when I smell them now, I think of Linda and smile! Then I met someone and married...we lost contact, but recently we spoke and I realized how much we missed & enjoyed each other. I am glad we reconnected, albeit not early enough to see each other again. I am saddened by her passing...happy to know that she and I had a fabulous past.

Penny Cooper

February 4, 2019

Beautiful voice, beautiful soul. One of the good ones taken too soon!

Amber (Ant) Broce

February 3, 2019

Linda was a huge part of my life and my family’s life growing up. She was always there when we needed a helping hand. She was kind, giving, and loving with all she had. I always enjoyed our time together.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY