Obituaries

Linda Meredith Blackman

Linda Meredith Blackman, 70, of Yorktown, Virginia, passed away in Riverside Regional Medical Center, on Thursday, February 10, 2022, after a long illness.  She was born in Newport News, Virginia, to her parents Julian and Helen Meredith who preceded her in death in Carrollton.  Also, she was preceded in death by her husband of seven years, Kenneth D. Blackman, and son Brandon D. Blackman of Yorktown.

She is survived by her son, Asa M. Blackman, and her siblings and their spouses:  Vivian Flath of King George; Earl and Sherry Meredith of Hampton; Richard and Diane Scott of Carrollton; Dana and Peggy Meredith of Coats, North Carolina; and Joe and Brenda Floyd of Green Sea, South Carolina, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. 

She attended Riverside and Deer Park Elementary Schools and was a graduate of Warwick High School, Class of 1970.  Her former places of employment included Daily Press, NASA Langley, and Harbor Freight. She was a former church member of Temple Baptist, Ivy Farms Baptist, and Seaford Baptist churches.

Linda loved vacationing with her family and friends at beaches; she enjoyed making stained glass windows and other handicrafts and arts. She loved spending time at social gatherings with her family and friends, and she had a special place in her heart for the many pets she had over the years, especially her cats.  Linda was very witty and had a good sense of humor.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at the Peninsula Memorial Park, 12750 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association or to your local SPCA.  

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

9 Comments

  1. Michelle Meredith Anfuso

    A special Aunt that was beautiful inside and out, dearly loved and will be missed! Forever in my thoughts. Prayers for the family.
    ~ ShelliBean

  2. Liz Fife

    Please accept my sincere condolences for the passing of Linda. Jack would keep me posted about her health issues. She now has no more pain. She is in a beautiful place with your parents, her beloved Kenny, and Brandon.

  3. Joanne Kimberlin

    Linda was so easy for anyone to like – one of the least judgmental people I’ve ever met. Genuine and warm – someone you could always pick right up with no matter how much time had passed since you actually saw each other. Linda loved life. She shouldered incredible pain but had deep faith. See you again someday, friend.

  4. Clyde I Mounts

    I have known Linda for over 30 years. Funny, smart and a truly good, caring person. Life threw some tough situations at her – but underneath the smiling exterior Linda was a fighter. She bounced back, kept smiling and lived life well. She loved her family dearly and I will miss our visits. Rest well, my friend.

  5. George Chrismon

    Linda is the most beautiful, witty and strong woman and has been my friend since we met in 1966. We had many fun times and laughs. If she wanted my attention she didn’t hesitate to punch me.
    My sympathy to Linda’s family.
    Rest In Peace Linda.

  6. Michael Holloman

    Linda was a so witty and beautiful, inside and out. This photo is how I remember her. We met working at NASA-Langley somewhere in the early-mid 1980’s. She made working memorable and fun. She was one of those I looked forward to seeing everyday and I am so sorry she has gone from here. She also helped me at Harbor Freight and at first I didn’t recognize her but when she spoke it was the same Linda I remembered. I hated to leave the store and she introduced me to her boss; however, he was not impressed that two friends had just run into one another so out the door I went. I know she’s around us because she was somehow brought to my memory these last couple of days so… I looked for her online and up popped this notice. Wow. Be At Peace My Friend.

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