Linda Shepherd Mitchell
December 18, 1948 – February 12, 2021
Linda Shepherd Mitchell, 72 of Richmond Va., passed away peacefully on Friday, February 12, 2021. She is preceded in death by her father, Alvin M. Shepherd; grandson, Samuel T. Spott; and her husband, Ashton D. Mitchell III.
Survivors include her mother, Bettina Shepherd; sister, Marcia Harrison; and brother, Alvin Shepherd. She is also survived by her four children, William (Billy) Spott IV (Donia), Nicole Midulla (Sal), Jennifer Spott (Andrew) and Ashton Mitchell IV (Rebecca); and her eight loving grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Linda was a graduate of Douglas Freeman and worked for Henrico County Public Schools for over 30 years. She dedicated her life to her students and children with special needs and was an advocate for troubled teens struggling with substance abuse. She was a fun loving, loyal friend and loving grandmother who will always be the heart of our family.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Charity Wonah-Hakpon (St. Sarah’s Assisted Living) and her devoted family for the care and love they have given to Linda for the past two years. We are also grateful for the Bon Secours Hospice Team that has supported us through this time.
Due to COVID 19, the family has requested a private Celebration of Life to be scheduled at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Linda’s name to St. Sarah’s Assisted Living so they can continue providing wonderful care to Alzheimer patients. (St. Sarah’s Assisted Living, 9409 Lester Lane, Henrico, Va 23229).
Dear Betty, Marcia, and Alvin, I am so surprised and saddened to hear of Linda’s death. We will keep you and the family in our prayers.
Dear Betty, Marcia, Alvin and Linda,s family,
Melvin and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying for all of you. our love to you all.
Aunt Betty and family,
So sad to hear about Linda’s passing. Great memories of playing as children. Take care and stay healthy and safe. Wishing so much that I could be there to visit you all. Sending much love ❤️
Linda and i were the cousins who always found trouble. She was special.
Keith and I are praying for your sweet family with the loss of your precious Mom. We were so blessed to know your Mom and Dad , such an amazing and fun couple. They are probably celebrating in their Heavenly home right now . Emma Grace , along with the other grands and great grands , now have two guardian angels watching over them .
Bev & Keith Burton
The members of Henrico Retired School Personnel Association extend their condolences to the family of Linda Mitchell and our appreciation for her years of service to students and staff.
Linda – My sweet friend for so many years. I am so glad you are home with our Lord and in his loving care. You gave so much of yourself to so many during your life and now you have your reward. You loved my best friend Danny and I celebrated your lives together. Now you are together again in heaven! Ashton, I am praying for you and the family! This was a life well lived!
Dear Billy, Nicole, Jennifer and Ashton,
Our hearts are saddened for you at the passing of your beautiful mother, Linda. She held a special place in the hearts of so many. We know she Is reunited with Danny and at peace, but still leaves a hole in your hearts. God bless you all. Much love, Susie, Kenny, PJ and Bonnie
Betty, Marcia, and Al, so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. We were buddies of a sort during our teen years. I am sorry that we seemed to lose contact over the years. Linda always had the brightest, sweetest smile, and she could brighten up a room just by entering. The obit picture captures her personality perfectly. As you know, we will see her again.
Wayne & Teresa Leake
So sorry to lose another member of our Freeman Rebel family! Our sincere condolences from DSF Class of ’77
I remember thinking when I was young that it would be nice to have an older brother to “look out for me”. I later realized however, how much better it was to have a beautiful, popular older sister because I then had an army of guys trying to impress my sister, “looking out for me”. Linda had such keen intellect and superior understanding of things. I learned so much from her. I have been blessed with two wonderful, beautiful and loving sisters. Of Linda’s many talents and abilities, I most admire her dedication to her family. I have no doubt that not one of her children or grand children ever questioned her non-wavering commitment and devotion to them. For me, though, I will forever miss her formable spirit and her most beautiful smile,,,,oh, what a beautiful smile to light the world and my heart.
Alvin. I haven’t seen you in years but your comments touched my heart. Wish we were closer and could be in touch. Love to you and your family.
Dear Betty, Marcia, Al, Billy, Nicole , Jennifer, Ashton and family,
I have so many wonderful memories from my younger years of my brother Alvin, Betty, Linda, Marcia and Al! What fun we had when we got together. As Wayne Leake said, Linda’s picture captures her personality perfectly ! Like Al, I will never forget her beautiful smile and joyous and caring spirit. Much love and many thoughts and prayers to you all!
After reading the comments above I realize I am
confirming the consensus that Linda’s smile
was captivating! Her eyes danced and face
so beautifully expressive! Going all the way
back to jr high school she ilicited such fond
memories. Marcia, you have been such a
dedicated sister. Alvin I remember you but
You probably don’t remember me and Betty
you have much in which to be proud!
My heart breaks for you loss but it is such a
comfort to know she is with Jesus and Danny
Is telling them jokes.