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Obituary for Linda Cornwell McLaughlin

Linda Cornwell McLaughlin, age 68, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Lake Manassas Health and Rehab Center in Gainesville, VA.

She was born May 21, 1952 in Washington, D.C. to the late Charles Robert and Helen Louise (Pat) Cornwell.

Predeceased by her parents; She was preceded in death by her loving husband Dennis William McLaughlin.

Survivors include her loving children, Michelle McLaughlin, Heather Mergler and husband Lee, Tim McLaughlin, Matt McLaughlin and wife Laney, and Sarah McLaughlin. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren Kalea Obermeyer, Cole, Carter, and Cooper Mergler, Kaitlyn Perkins, Charles McLaughlin, Linley, and Harper McLaughlin, and her siblings Patty Westmoreland and Bobby Cornwell. She is also survived by her loving fur babies Bailey McLaughlin and Jerry Mergler.

Linda, a.k.a. ‘The Cabinet Lady,’ spent 30+ years doing what she loved; designing kitchens and bathrooms. Her love for music started at a young age, and she turned that passion into a business when she opened up a record store in Manassas called Head over Heels with her friend Jane Albrite. She attended many concerts through the years, with Bonnie Raitt and Bruce Springsteen topping the list. At Linda’s house, the door was always open and she was there to greet you with open arms. If you were there for a monogram party, a pampered chef party, or one that involved a cocktail or two, you knew you were in for a good time and would leave with a smile on your face. She was a dedicated sister in the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, volunteering her time in the community and to the sisterhood. Her love for recreational activities and the social scene kept her going. She spent many years giving her time to youth sports, the PTA, Girl Scouts, and summers at Sudley Club making sure swimmers had their heat cards. Enjoying retirement was something she made a priority- traveling, going to Washington Mystics games, and spending quality time with lifelong friends and her grandchildren made those years count the most. Linda will be sorely missed by all that knew and loved her.!/Obituary

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09/30/20 01:42 AM #1    

Ann (Eunice) Garman (McCredie)


Linda:  My heart is very sad to hear of your passing.  We will all miss you greatly.  I will always remember the Quill and Scroll party at your home when we were at OHS.  We all dressed in costumes of literary characters. My heart goes out to your family and fellow classmates who were like sisters to you.  Please give Dave Dellinger a big hug from me and I'm sure you will form a committee there for all those classmates who have transitioned to such a wonderful place.  Sooner or later we'll all be there and I hope we can celebrate our lives that we have been so very fortunate to have - lovely families, nice homes, good jobs, fabulous friends and wonderful travels and adventures.  My thoughts are heavily with you this evening and my heart can feel the collective sadness we all feel.  I celebrate you for all your talent, wit, business smarts, and dedication to making sure we were all included and comfortable at our very classy and fun reunions.  May God put His loving arms around those closest to you who deeply feel this loss.  I'm sending love and good vibes to all who loved you so very much.  Fare thee well, my friend.  We will never forget you.

All my love, 

Ann Marie (Garman) McCredie






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