Mrs. Linda Virginia Bartee, 82, of 708 S. Park Drive, Petersburg, Va., departed this life Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at the Southside Regional Medical Center.
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She was a native of Dinwiddie County, but had lived in Petersburg most of her adult life. She was the daughter of the late Erasmus and Rosa Jones Coleman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Bartee; a sister, Lucy D. Ellis; brothers, Louis Coleman and Frank B. Coleman; and a daughter-in-law, Shawn Bartee. She was a member of the Mount Level Baptist Church for a number of years, and was a retired employee of Virginia State University.
She leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter, Rosa B. Hill of Ettrick; five sons, Oliver Bartee (Carolyn) and Willie Bartee Jr., all of California, Charlie Bartee (Brenda), Julius Bartee (Jewel) and Henry Bartee, all of Petersburg; two sisters, Corrine Gholson of Stony Creek and Rozelia Dean of Petersburg; one brother, Henry Coleman (Jean) of Dinwiddie; sisters-in-law, Martha Coleman of Dinwiddie, Thelma Bartee and Pauline Bartee, both of New York; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, caring friends and devoted family members, James (Mac) and Lillie Bonner, Cameron and Whitney.
A homegoing service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at the Mount Level Baptist Church, Dinwiddie, with the pastor, the Rev. Bernard Coleman, officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will assemble at noon on the day of the service at the residence of her son and daughter-in-law, Julius and Jewel Bartee, 708 S. Park Drive, Petersburg, Va.
Public viewing will be held on Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at the James M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va.
Funeral services are being provided by the staff at the Joseph M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home, 11107 Doyle Blvd., McKenney, (804) 478-4411.
Published in The Progress-Index from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13, 2008