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Linnie "Dale" (Byrd) Averitt


Linnie “Dale” Byrd Averitt born, August 5, 1936, in Dillon, SC died, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus F. Byrd and Retha Church Byrd, brothers, Rufus Franklin Byrd, Jr., and Jimmy R. Byrd all of Florence SC, infant son, David Franklin Averitt.

She is survived by a sister, Nadine Blackmon of Florence; many nieces and nephews, and their families, that she dearly loved and enjoyed over the years.

She dearly loved her children. She leaves her wonderful, loving and kind son, Alex C. Averitt, Jr. Her grandchildren, Angela Leah Averitt, and Joshua C. Averitt of Lumber Bridge; great granddaughters, Emily Danielle Averitt and Dacey Marie Averitt, whose brightness brought her much joy and love.

Dale was a member of Synder Memorial Baptist Church, where she was a facilitator for the Grief Support Group for several years.

No matter where Mother lived, while in Virginia or North Carolina she was always involved in the community. She served on many boards, to mention a few, Tidewater Cancer Society Board, Maryview Medical Center, and Hospice Board, American and Virginia Society Director of Volunteer Services. Red Cross Board of Directors, American Business Women’s Association., World of Women’s Association (WOW). She was a sponsor of Shelter for Battery for Battery Women, which her heart went out too. She was Director of Volunteers for 30 years, in Portsmouth Virginia at Portsmouth General Hospital and Heartland Home Care and Hospice in Virginia Beach. She spoke of them as her extended family away from her family. During her career years she was honored with many outstanding achievement awards. She enjoyed classical music, the theater, shag, and ball room dancing, sailing and a good book. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, friend, a loving mother, and grandmother. She taught us all about dignity, honesty, respect, trust, and most of all love. We will all miss her, but we celebrate the life that God let us have and so enjoy. Her service will be held on Sunday, July 10, 2022, at 3 p.m. at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 11, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Florence Memorial Gardens in Florence, S.C.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Snyder Memorial Baptist Church, 701 Westmont Drive, Fayetteville, N.C. 28305.

Funeral arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, N.C. 28301

Online condolences may be made at www.jerniganwarren.com