Linda B. BROWN
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NEWPORT NEWS - On Wednesday, April 4, 2012, Linda Bobbitt Brown (Bones), daughter of John Haywood Bobbitt and Kelly West Bobbitt, lost her battle with cancer at the age of 62.
Linda was a native of Newport News and graduated from Newport News High School.
Linda will be forever remembered by her children, Ashley Brown Francis and her husband, Erik Francis, and Kate Brown and her fiancE, Andrew Berger; as well as their father, Kenneth W. Brown. She will also be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Rylie and Conner Francis. She is survived by her sister, Janie Hancock and brother-in-law Marlin; as well as her extensive nieces and nephews in Texas; and sister-in-law Peggy Shannon.
A celebration of Linda's life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012, at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home with Paul White officiating. Interment will be private.
Please leave online condolences at www.wjsmithandsonfh.com. Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


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Published in Daily Press from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2012.
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April 11, 2012
Ashley, katie and family, i am so sorry for your loss. I have such nice memories of us being neighbors. I actually saw your mom last year and we reminaced.... i showed her pics of my babies, etc.. May your momma rest in peace. All my love. Rachel guill hess
rachel hess
April 11, 2012
DEAREST ASHLEY AND KATIE AND FAMILY, I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, LINDA WAS A GREAT WOMAN. SHE WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART AS WELL AS YOU-ALL. KEEP IN TOUCH. KATHY GUILL OTEY.
KATHY OTEY
April 7, 2012
I am very sorry for your loss. Bones was a wonderful and special person. She will be greatly missed.
Hutter
April 7, 2012
Dearest Ashley, Katie and Kenny,
our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family! "Look to the Lord and his strength;>...." Psalm 105:4.
Love, Donna, Ashley and Rick Gailey
Dottie, Carlton
Donna Gailey
April 7, 2012
I love you mama and miss you more than anyone will ever know.
Ashley Francis
April 7, 2012
Ms. B - thank you for making your home a warm home for me. I loved the moments we shared in TX. I feel blessed to have known you and laughed with you. You will be misses beyond words. My prayers and love go out to Kate and the rest of your family.
Lindsay Gilley
April 7, 2012
Dear Bones,
You were one of the first that welcomed me to Smithfield some 34 years ago and became my friend. I loved our time together, sisters in sorority. Thank you.
Sam WHITE
April 7, 2012
Ashley,Katie and family,please accept our
condolences on the loss of your precious Mother and Sister.Bones and I were friends a long time and I will miss her forever
Duska and Archie Saunders,Newport News,va
April 6, 2012
linda bear...you are my roomate my mother in law and my friend. you mean so much to me and i cant belive we have had so many great times in just a few short years. i love you so much and will miss you with all of my heart. the last week has been such a blur but i know you are always with us and i love you with all my heart. no one could ask for a better mother/friend/in-law. you will always be with us
Andrew Berger
April 6, 2012
Sending you hugs and prayers...remember the good times to get through this hard time.
Nancy Clements and Family
April 6, 2012
We were neighbors so many years ago and gone way too soon. My condolences and prayers to the family. Rest in Peace.
Jay Styles
April 6, 2012
Mama, I love you & am so thankful for everyday we spent together. I will miss you & think of you always.

i love you.
Katie Brown
April 6, 2012
Bones was a good friend and
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Bones was a good friend and sister in
Beta Sigma Phi.I have so many good memories of fun times shared together. Rest in peace my old friend
Evelyn Ransdell
April 6, 2012
EVELYN RANSDELL
April 6, 2012
Your Mom is know in piece and pain free please except my condolences.
John Behny
April 6, 2012
Aunt Linda-I will always remember all the great times we had together and will miss you forever. May you rest in enternal Peace. I love you, Mary
April 6, 2012
JOHN 3:16 MAY YOU FIND RENEWED STRENGTH FROM GOD'S WORD PEACE FROM HIS PRESENCE AND HEALING THROUGH HIS LOVE. JOHN 14;27
LOVE D"ANGELO'S
sylvia D"Angelo
April 6, 2012
Our Dear Friend Linda Will be Very Much Missed. We Had So Many Good Times Together Through Out The Years!GOD BLESS To All Her Family.
In CHRIST LOVE,Sylvia,Ross, Jonathan.Dominic D"Angelo
sylvia D"Angelo
April 6, 2012
You will always be remembered and loved very much.
I love you, I have 62 years of memories.
Love you, Janie
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