Linda Dean, age 68, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, after a brief but severe illness. Linda was a devoted mother, faithful friend, dedicated employee, and committed follower of Jesus Christ. She leaves behind a legacy of strength, service, laughter, and love and will be missed by all who knew her.
On July 2, 1954, Linda was born to William Blevins and Dorothy “Dot” Blevins in Fairfax, Virginia. In 1978 she began a career at Brunswick (now General Dynamics)that spanned 44 years. Linda was dedicated to her work as a Senior Advanced Supply Chain Specialist and was especially proud of her contributions to projects for the U.S. military. Her true calling in life was to nurture others, which she lived out by being a wonderful mother to Savanna, as well as loving and caring for animals and serving as a volunteer with the youth group at church. Many lives were touched by Linda’s compassion and care for others, and that is how she will be remembered most.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Samuel Blevins and Michael Blevins. She is survived by her daughter, Savanna Becker, and son-in-law, Adam Becker; her sisters, Susan Blevins and Brenda Blevins; her sister-in-law, Suzanne Blevins; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 6, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Marion Baptist Church (1258 North Main Street, Marion Virginia 24354) with the Reverend Dr. Charles Stewart officiating. The family will receive friends at the church, following the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to causes that were close to Linda’s heart and which she contributed to regularly: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis Tennessee 38105) and Cause-N-Dog Rescue (1056 Warrentown Road, Snow Hill, North Carolina 28580).