Linda Reynolds Burden

Published 9:05 am Wednesday, July 3, 2024

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Linda Reynolds BurdenLinda Reynolds Burden, 74, widow of Joseph Allison Burden, departed this life on June 26, at Southside Community Hospital. She was born to the late Mildred Evens Reynolds and Norvell John Reynolds of Charlotte Court House on March 8, 1950. She graduated from Randolph Henry High School in 1968 and received a BA from Longwood College in 1972. She earned her master’s degree from Longwood College in 1975.

Linda’s career in education began as a teacher at Prince Edward County High School for 13 years. During this time she received the Best Teacher Award. Linda went on to become a guidance counselor at Amelia Middle School and finally retired as a guidance counselor at Prince Edward Middle School. During summers she was a tour guide for E.F. Educational tours, leading groups of educators and students in countries abroad. She was the ultimate planner of events and hosted many gatherings at her home in Farmville. Linda was a strong willed, private, generous, conservative and loyal person. She was a tenacious loving mother. She touched many lives as a school teacher.

Linda leaves to cherish her memories: her son, Joseph Michael Burden (Nellie) of Oregon, a brother, Jack Wayne Reynolds (Kary) of Charlotte Court House and two sisters, Betty Reynolds Scruggs of Ashland and Barbara Reynolds Sheffield of Green Bay. She is survived by two nephews, one niece, a host of cousins, great nephews and great nieces and a step daughter, Allison Burden Travis (Tim) of Oklahoma.

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As an avid lover of animals since childhood, she also leaves behind her beloved feline and canine babies.

A visitation was held on Friday, June 28, from 6-7:30 p.m. with a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. A graveside service was held Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m. in Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte Court House.

Memorial contributions may be made to Southside SPCA or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family. www.