Linda V Lemon Cardwell, 72, of Hot Springs, Virginia went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Bath Community Hospital.

She was born March 13, 1950, in Salem, New Jersey, the daughter of the late Samuel Alfonso Lemon and Alter Katherine Lindsay Lemon.

She retired from the Homestead Resort after 44 years of service in Banquet Services and a Bartender.

Mrs. Cardwell was a Deaconess at Piney Grove Baptist Church where she was the Pastors Assistant, the Coordinator of Women of Faith and the music leader. She served on the Relay for Life Committee, assisted with the Food Bank, and volunteered at Alleghany Mountain Radio. Linda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and was a great cook. She enjoyed a good life with her friends and family and loved to talk with just about anyone; she never knew a stranger.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Rudolph “Rudy” Louis Cardwell, Sr., her whom she married May 24, 1966; five children, Rudolph Cardwell, Jr. & wife Ruthie of Phoenix, Arizona, Chiquita Blaylock & husband Esco of New Castle, Delaware, Michael Cardwell of Hot Springs, Treena Rosario-Saunders of Salem, New Jersey, Danny Cardwell & wife Renee of Hot Springs; a special daughter, Doris Via; seven grandchildren, Alex Hannah, Shawn Cardwell, Benita Conkey, Brian Conkey, Jr., Christopher Saunders, Kandyce Williams, Korey Williams; special grandchildren, Nicolina Whitted and husband Matthew, and Antwan Wooten; nine great grandchildren;  five special great grandchildren;  a brother, Jimmy Kein & wife Martha of Salt Lake City, Utah.

She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Gene Kein & Danny Lewis.

A Celebration of her Life will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 17, 2022, at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Reverend W. Ed Mansfield officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Piney Grove Baptist Church, 1862 Main Street, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.

28 Comments

  1. “Miss Linda” is one of the sweetest women I have ever known. Her smile always brightened my day every time I saw her.
    May the God of all Comfort comfort you with the knowledge that “Miss Linda” is in the very presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ right now.

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  2. I am heartbroken from this news, Linda was a very special lady, and a true friend, I will miss her dearly. May God bless and comfort her family through this troubled time. Much love to you all. Bootsie Hodge

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  3. I am heartbroken hearing this news. Linda was a very special lady and a true friend. I pray for her family that God will comfort them and give them peace in this troubling time. Much love to you all. Bootsie Hodge

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  4. I miss you. I know you’re in a better place. I love you.

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    • Hello My Friend, you are missed . Tell Travis hello when you see him. You’ll stay out of trouble up there. Love you ❤️

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    • Sure will miss you and your family will too You was a great lady as we worked at Homestead and been friends for a life time

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  5. Steve and I loved you dear lady and will miss your encouraging advise and most of all, your loving spirit. My heart is broken for your family and friends. God gained a beautiful soul.

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  6. Ms. Linda was a faithful friend to me and my family. Our hearts are with you all.

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    • Very sadden to hear. Linda was a very special lady that will be missed by us all. Our condolences and prayers to family, friends, and coworkers. God Bless.

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      • Rudy & family:
        Linda will be so very missed. Loved talking to her. What a wonderful woman. We will miss her greatly.
        Sincerely
        Eddie, Peggy Ryder & family

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        • Deepest sympathy to Linda’s family. It was always a pleasure to work with her at the hotel. God bless and comfort her family.

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  7. My best friend and my love you were more to me then a friend you were a sister and my encouragement to your family is precious in the sight of the Lord is the Death of His saints

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    • To the family of Ms Linda Cardwell She was a loving woman and so fun to work with I will miss her smiling face when I see her out I love Ms Linda may you rest in peace we’ll see you someday

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  8. Ms. Linda was a faithful friend to me and my family. Our prayers are with you.

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  9. Beautiful young lady always brightened every one with your smile.my two sons always enjoyed seeing you at the homestead and about town

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  10. Linda was a Bright Light on a dismal day. Very happy I was Blessed to have known her. The gym won’t be the same. Prayers for y’all.

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    • My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.
      And may God Comfort and Strenghen you during this difficult time!
      Love Cheryl (Queenie)

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  11. What a sweet, sweet lady and the kindest soul. May God continue to comfort her family .

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  12. Miss Linda was one of the most amazing and loving individuals I’ve ever known and was like a second mother to me. I will love her always. Prayers for her family, friends, and loved ones during this time and may we all keep her spirit in our hearts as we all use her life as inspiration to go out and make this world a better place each and every day.

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    • Beautifully said, and so true. The world lost a very special and inspiring woman when Miss Linda went to be with the Lord. I am truly grateful to have known her, I can only imagine how many hearts she brightened and spirts she lifted. My thoughts and prayers are with all family and friends as we grieve our loss, and heavens gain.

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  13. Linda, Linda, what can I say: You were a loving wife, you loved your children and proud of them. I am going to miss you. One could expect a laugh when you were around, and nothing but the truth. It has been a long time since I had any of your cooking, but I have the memories. It’s going to be hard to walk into Piney Grove the first time, since your passing, your hand prints are all over the building. One more thing. Someone said to me, that if they had to go to court, they would want you on their side. Rest in peace my friend. Say hello to our family. Somewhere around God’s throne.

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  14. Mrs. Linda you will be truly missed. I thank the Lord for the time spent on this Earth with you. I thank you for the friendship that you so generously gave to my family. May God bring comfort to your family and that Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Love you.

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  15. Aunt Linda I will never forget how you treated me like one of your own children. I will miss the calls and the messages. Every time I came to Hot Springs I always came to your house. You and Big Rudy always had love for me. Then when precious came in the pic you had love for her too. Precious would always say when we came in are we going to see MS Linda and Big Rudy and we always did. Rest in peace I miss you and love you

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  16. To The Cardwell Family,
    I am deeply saddened by the loss of Mrs. Linda from our earthly family. I will always remember the dynamic presence she brought into every room she entered and pray that God will bring you many rich memories of her throughout the days and years to come. All of our lives were made better because she touched us.
    May the hope of our heavenly reunion give you peace and comfort you.

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  17. Linda was one of the sweetest people I know. Never an unkind word. Always greeted us with a smile and a hug of friendship. She definitely loved God and it showed in the way she lived her life. My prayers for the family that God will just comfort you during this time.

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  18. Rudy and family: My sincerest condolences for you at this time. You have my deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Linda was a wonderful woman that was loved by all. You”re in my thoughts and prayers. Linda will be missed.

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  19. To the Family of the late Mrs. Linda Cardwell. Please accept my sincere condolences at the loss of your loved one. May the Lord comfort you in the coming days.
    Min. Kathryn Simpson

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  20. Wow! I was trying to google Rudy Jr’s Facebook page to show my friend how much I look like him, and I find my Mom-Moms obituary! Wow, I’m so stunned, shocked, and upset by this! As I remember all the memories we shared Mom-Mom, I wish I could’ve said my goodbyes and was given the chance to be there. I love you and Rest In Peace!! With All My Love, Alex xoxo

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