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Linda Maxine Baskerville Merritt

SoVaNow.com / June 05, 2019

Linda Maxine Baskerville Merritt, daughter of the late Mary E. Rogers Baskerville and the late Allen Baskerville, was born on March 22, 1949 in Palmer Springs. On Thursday, May 22, 2019 at 8:50 p.m., the angel of silence came by and sealed the lips of our beloved, Linda Merritt. Her soul winged the flight from this world of pain and sorrow to a place of eternal rest.

Linda joined Roanoke Chapel United Church of Christ at an early age. She graduated from East End High School, Mecklenburg County in 1967. Upon graduation, Linda moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., where she attended Brooklyn College of The City University of New York. There she received a Bachelor of Science in accounting. She worked various jobs and later retired from Western Southern Insurance Company.

Linda leaves to cherish her memories one son: Marlin Cordell Merritt (Charis); three sisters: Mattie Baskerville of Brooklyn, N.Y., Sherby Sudds (James) of Clarksville, and Varetta Copeland of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; two brothers: Bud Baskerville (Vernice) of Boydton and Danny Goodine of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one aunt: Ernestine Fisher of Jamaica, N.Y.; two uncles: Lancaster Baskerville and Lee Taylor of New York; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends including devoted friends: Leonard Jiggetts, Shirley Dunston, Barbara Moss and her four legged companion, Bandit; and extra special thanks to the Nathaniel and Patricia Wooden and Dorothy Russell for opening up their homes to take care of our loved one until her transition to heaven.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by two brothers: Varon Baskerville and Thomas Baskerville.

A funeral was held on Saturday, June 1, noon at Roanoke Chapel United Church of Christ, Boydton.

Services were entrusted to Carter’s Funeral Home.

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