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Obituaries » Barbara A. Linthicum

Barbara Alice Linthicum, 80, passed peacefully on Sunday, May 16, 2021, in Warrenton.

She was born June 8, 1940, in Alexandria, and at her death was the last of five children of the late Cleveland and Cora Mercer.

In addition to her parents and siblings, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert T. Linthicum, and son, Lee Linthicum.

Barbara is survived by two children, Pam Symington and her husband David of Naples, Fla., and Ray Linthicum and his wife Stephanie of Warrenton; a daughter-in-law, Vicki Linthicum of Culpeper; seven grandchildren, David Symington II, Jacqueline Symington, Jennifer Linthicum, Tony Linthicum, Stacy Linthicum, Erica Hamilton and Chad Linthicum, and two great grandchildren, Madeline Linthicum and Lev Fortune.

Known simply as “G,” “GMA” or “GG” to her grandchildren and great grandchildren, she was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Her family meant the world to her and there was nothing she cherished more.

Most of her working career was in bookkeeping where she worked more than 20 years at Herby’s Ford in Alexandria. She loved crunching numbers and would never be satisfied until she balanced a book right down to the last penny! She played hard while her health was good, either burning up the road attending a country music concert or heading to Charlestown to play the slots. She always said, “Scared money don’t win!”

She was tiny but feisty and never minced words, a true spitfire. If she had something to say she would say it without hesitation. She was quick-witted, a great storyteller and sharp as a tack right until she passed. Her words, her wisdom, her stories will be truly missed by all her family and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. July 3, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fauquier Health Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 360 Hospital Drive, Warrenton, Va. 20186.

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