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FLORA, Linda Ann

FLORA, Linda Ann

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March 22, 1950 June 25, 2020 Linda Ann Flora of Roanoke, Virginia, died on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Lewis-Gale Hospital from complications of a stroke. Born on March 22, 1950, in Roanoke, she was a daughter of the late Brevard Henry Holland and Gloria Jean (Taylor) Holland. Linda graduated from Northside High School, Class of 1968. She was a former dental assistant for many years in Roanoke. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Gary R. Flora of Roanoke; sisters, Carol Reed (Jerry) of South Carolina and Jane Beard (Randy) of Madison Heights; brothers, Robert and his wife, Nancy, of Michigan, and Tim and his wife, Erin, of North Carolina; a brother-in-law, Barry L. Flora of Roanoke and his wife, Andrea, and their children, Lee, Adam and Jodi; a favorite cousin, Janice Webb Fostek (Joe); and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews. Linda had such a big heart and a willingness to help all the people in her life. She was a blessing to our family and will be greatly missed. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, no services are planned at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.oakeys.com.

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Linda brought so much love, compassion, and care to all with whom she came in contact. She was the example of The Good Samaritan. She gave dedicated care to her family. Yet her compassion was shared with many others. When she and Gary made their weekly visit to Scooter while he was at Brookdale, Linda was so comforting. She never failed to make Scooter and the other residents the focus of her conversation. She was so good at encouraging their interpersonal interaction and their maintenance of dignity. She also cared for and inspired the family members who were visiting their loved ones. I continue to admire her and am grateful to have known such a very special person. Many lives were made better because of Linda. My heartfelt condolences to our faithful friend, Gary, and to the rest of Linda`s family. God bless. With love, Jean Wheeling

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