Obituary: Linda Mae Waldridge

August 3, 1944 – June 25, 2022

Linda Mae Waldridge, 77, of Mitchell, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022, at her residence.

Born August 3, 1944, in Orleans, she was the daughter of Harold Sr. and Lillie (Neal) Cox.

Linda was a member of the Orleans Church of the Nazarene and was involved with women’s ministries, was a Sunday School teacher, and was a church board member. She loved to read the Bible until she lost her sight. Linda enjoyed gatherings with family and friends and was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Surviving are her children, Debra (Pete) Bloecher of Orleans, Dolores (Loren) Stroud of Valeene, and Rhea Dawn Johnson of Bedford; sisters, Patricia Luttrell of Bedford, and Becky Cox of Bedford; nine grandchildren; and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

Her parents; father of the children, Charles Eugene “Wally” Waldridge; daughter, Tammy Waldridge; grandson, Kevin Harr; and brother, Harold Cox, Jr. preceded her in death.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 30, in the Memorial Chapel at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. 

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