Linda Keeter Riddick, 66, of Chesapeake, went to be with the lord on January 16, 2024, surrounded by family and friends.
She was born in Norfolk, Va on April 22, 1957, to the late William “Sonny” and Shirley Keeter. Linda graduated from Indian River High School in 1974 and went on to graduate from Old Dominion University in 1978.
Upon graduating from ODU, she began her amazing 40 plus year career as a special education teacher for Chesapeake Public Schools. Linda never viewed her job as a job, but rather what she was supposed to be doing. Early mornings, late nights, and weekends were spent creating materials that would really connect with her students. Linda truly cherished the relationships formed over the years with her students, their parents, and the other faculty she worked with.
Linda was a lifelong resident of Chesapeake and a member of Oaklette United Methodist Church. She was a patient and kind woman who loved the simple things in life, but had a quiet, quirky sense of humor.
Linda’s passions included spending time with her children and grandchildren; boating, fishing and crabbing, playing sports, doing puzzles, and watching good movies. Linda also had a deep love for playing cards, from family nights playing hearts or spades to neighborhood bridge games and everything in between.
Linda is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 44 years, Edward D. Riddick Jr.; sons Jeremy Riddick (Laura) and Jason Riddick (Ashley); two grandchildren, Garrett and Avery; brother William “Billy” Keeter (Kathie); sisters Cathy Morgan and Debra Kinn (Jerry); father and mother-in-law Edward and Gay Riddick Sr.; in-laws Kevin (Teresa) Riddick and Lisa (Joey) Huerta; and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
May Linda rest in peace and her memory be a blessing to all who knew her.