Linda S. St. John Mann, 67, passed away April 25, 2020 at her residence with her loving family by her side.
She was born May 16, 1952 to the late Preston and Ernestine “Bug” Singleton St. John. She had a 20-year career at Headstart, where she loved each and every one of the children that came into her life, where she was known as Ms. Linda.
Including her parents she is preceded in death by, brother, Danny St. John; great granddaughter, Gracelynn Thomas; companion, Marty Widener; son-in-law, Jeffery Wise Jr. After retirement, Linda enjoyed going to Senior Citizens in Abingdon VA where she made many friends, whom she enjoyed spending time with. Survivors include her children, April Sykes, Meadowview,VA, Brandy Wise, Abingdon VA, and Jason(Lori) Mann, of Meadowview VA; as well as George Sykes and James Reynolds who were much like children to her. Two sisters, Carolyn (Venable) Walker, Meadowview Virginia; Wilma (Gobble) Willis (Alan) of Abingdon Virginia; two very special nieces, Kimberly Venable & Melissa (Sis) St.John Edwards who were by her side during her final days. Her special friends for many years, Edie Henry & Mary Helton; several nieces and nephews, cousins, and many great friends The lights of her life were her grandchildren, Logan(Elisha), Zachary, and Jackson Sykes, Savannah and Brady Wise, Ashley and Emily Myers, along with her little sweetheart, great grandson Mason Helbert. She was also survived by her four-legged companion, Oreo.
Due to covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service for the immediate family only will be held with Pastor Rex Carter officiating.
Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 250 E. Main St., Abingdon, Va., is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Mann.