Linda L. Reader

1945 - 2023

Linda L. Reader of Winston Salem, 77, passed away on August 3, 2023 following a long battle with cancer.
Born in Norfolk, VA, Linda was daughter of the late Melvin and Florence Thorbjorsen. She is survived by two sons, Mark Reader (Lori Reader) of Winston Salem, NC, and Jason Reader (Jenn Reader) of Bermuda Run, NC and a daughter, Stephanie York (Brandon York) of Winston Salem, NC. She had three brothers, the late Don Crosswhite, Melvin Thorbjorsen (Denise Thorbjorsen),and Ted Thorbjorsen (Kathi Thorbjorsen) and three sisters, Connie Stermer, Norma Haynes (late Don Haynes), and the late Debbie Griffin. She adored her four grandkids, Griffin Reader, Sydney Reader, Katie Reader, and Madeline York. She had so much love for all her nieces and nephews, and anyone she met instantly fell in love with her. She was a stay- at -home mom, who loved doing yard work and enjoyed it when all the neighborhood kids would come over. She was able to do this with the loving support of Darryl Reader. She loved woodworking, playing slot machines, and shopping on Amazon.
There may be a small Celebration of Life with close friends and family in the future.


7 tributes for Linda L. Reader

  1. Linda York

    Linda and I became friends when our children,Brandon and Stephanie, were getting married.
    We bonded and became very close friends and family. During her cancer battle I promised her to take care of Stephanie and be her Mom. Since we love Stephanie as our daughter already this is an easy promise to keep.

  2. Judith PhillipsPhillips Judith

    So sorry Mark and Lori for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Judy & Greg Phillips

  3. Jacqueline (Jackie) Thompson

    So sorry for your loss. Sending big hugs to you all! ❤️

  4. Lisa Riley

    Love you, Aunt Linda! My deepest sympathies to Mark, Jason and Stephanie. She was such a steadfast presence in my childhood and I will treasure all those memories! Hugs to you all, Lisa

  5. Stephanie York

    Moma I will see you again, I was so lucky to have you as a mom. Life will not be the same, but for you I will make sure I am fine, you would not want me down.

  6. Brandon York

    You are the best mother in law I could ask for. The house is very empty in presence but still full with your love and great memories. Thank you for bringing my beautiful wife Stephanie, Mark, and Jason in this world. Could not ask for a better family. RIP Linda Reader. You will never be forgotten ❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘

  7. Connie Stermer

    It’s not easy saying goodbye to my dear sweet sister, Linda. Fortunately, I have great memories from times shared over many years! We shared tears, laughter, good times and tough times. We were there for each other from childhood through our adult and parenting years. She was a loving Mom who enjoyed caring for her family and spending time supporting them in their many activities. She was so proud of her three children, Mark, Jason and Stephanie and all their accomplishments. She beamed with love in her heart as she watched her children mature and begin families of their own. I remember too, how happy she was each time time she became a grandmother! Yes, I have my memories of shared times with Linda and Darryl’s beautiful family. Always sharing holidays together, playing cards, board games, dancing and being silly at times! My sweet sister Linda will always be in my heart forever. ❤️


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