HAMPTON - Linda Hawkins Smith, 66, entered Heavens gates on, April 28, 2014. She was born in Roanoke rapids, NC on June 1, 1947, to the late Leonard and Willie Mae Hawkins. Linda was a lifelong resident of Hampton, VA where she raised her family with her husband and best friend of 47 years, John W. Smith. She had an unwavering faith in God and wanted the world to know of his goodness and mercy. Linda dedicated every ounce of herself to her family and friends. Linda is survived by her husband, John W. Smith; sons, Mark Smith and wife Bonnie, John Matthew Smith and wife Hannah, Daniel Smith and wife Crystal; daughter Bethany Smith McCann; sisters, Delores Wilder and husband Shelton, and Jane Hawkins Williams; Brothers-in-law, Michael Smith and Robert Smith; nieces, Emily Santillo and Lindsay Lanier; and lifelong friend Carolyn "Cookie" Brown. Linda's seven amazing grandchildren, Brandon, Justin, Miranda, Karissa, Caleb, Mason and Miles were the smile on her face and she gave every bit of her heart to each one of them! Linda is loved by many and will be dearly missed. A celebration of her life will be held at 10 AM, Friday at Victory Life Outreach Center, 1741 West Queen St, Hampton with interment to follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 PM at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home.
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R. HAYDEN SMITH FUNERAL HOME
245 S. ARMISTEAD AVE. HAMPTON, VA 23669-4100
Published in Daily Press on Apr. 30, 2014