Linda S. Strader

Published 2:43 pm Thursday, November 19, 2020

Mrs. Linda Faye Stewart (Rowe) Strader, age 78, a resident of Moss Landing, Washington, NC died Wednesday November 18, 2020 at her home with her family by her side.
A graveside funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Sunday November 22, 2020 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Rev. Katherine Mitchell. The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery. Her nephews, Forrest Stewart and Steven Stewart will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Mrs. Linda was born in Johnston County on November 11, 1942, daughter of the late Ernest Roland Stewart and the late Hattie Bell Stanley Stewart. She was a graduate of Princeton High School and earned her associate degree at Atlantic Christian College. On November 9, 1962 she married A.C. Rowe who preceded her in death on September 9, 1991. On August 23, 2001 she married Emerson “Reid” Strader, Jr. who survives. Mrs. Linda retired from Taylor, Allen, Warren & Kerr Law offices in Goldsboro. She was a special legal assistant to the Honorable John H. Kerr and was his campaign manager in the N.C. House and Senate. She served as past president of ABWA, served on the board of directors and was a member of the Crystal Coast Country Club and was a past president and member of Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club. Mrs. Linda was very social, loved reading, the beach, fishing and loved her friends.
Surviving along with her husband Reid of the home includes a daughter: Stacey R. Lynch (Walker) of Washington; three grandchildren who she absolutely adored: Keais, Katherine and Sarah Lynch all of Washington; a brother: Jimmy Stewart of Johnston County and a sister: Bobbie Rowe of Weaverville. Mrs. Linda was predeceased by her first husband: A.C. Rowe; a brother: Danny Roland Stewart; a sister: Wilma S. Barbour and two nephews: Ray Hollowell and Matt Stewart.
In lieu of flowers the family kindly asks that memorial contributions be made to Marion L. Shepard Cancer Foundation, 1209 Brown Street, Washington, NC 27889.
The family would like to give special thanks to the wonderful staff at the Shepard Cancer Center, Community Hospice, especially Tina Ayers, and great friend Pat Moore.
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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve Mrs. Linda’s family.