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Linda Lunita Laster

April 16, 1948 - October 18, 2020

Linda Lunita (Sholar) Laster , 72, of Hampton, VA, after bravely battling multiple illnesses, passed away October 18, 2020, with her family by her side.

She was born to the late Charlie and Anna (Kersey) Sholar, April 16, 1948, in Newport News, VA. Linda attended Newport News High School until she was the legal age to marry. During the lean years she accepted an Assistant Manager position at 7-11, soon after John realized that Linda was the family matriarch that held their family together and insisted that she quit her job.

With some help from her best friend Linda Cooke’s mom (Mrs. Sizemore) she married her sweetheart John Laster in 1964, and they have lived together in Hampton for the past fifty-six years. Linda is survived by her baby sister Martha and her loving husband John, four children: Kathy Croy of Virginia Beach; Sheila Burslie, of Chesapeake; Sandra Jerue, of Norfolk; and John Michael Laster, of Hampton. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren (Brian, Matthew, Christopher, Brandon, Bradley, Brittney, Michael, William, Amanda, Conner, Kirstynn, and Tyler) and six great-grandchildren (Brandy, Brynn, Kaylynn, Lucas, Kaydence, and Cameron).

Linda was an avid NASCAR fan and until his death she rooted for the late Dale Earnhardt and then Jimmie Johnson. During football season you could always find her in front of the TV cheering for the Redskins. She enjoyed camping and going to the pottery, but her true passion was shopping at Walmart. She even bought a plaque for John that said “When I die bury me at Walmart so my wife will visit me.”

Linda will be sorely missed by all her friends and family alike. She may have taken her final checkered flag on this earth, but do not mourn her passing because she is in Heaven doing her victory lap.

Viewing will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home – Riverside. A graveside service will take place at 3 p.m. at Peninsula Memorial Park and a celebration of life ceremony will be held at Linda and John’s home in Hampton following the graveside service.

 

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home – Riverside Chapel

7415 River Road
Newport News, VA 23607


Service Information

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location:

Peninsula Memorial Park

12750 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, Virginia 23606


Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location:

Peninsula Memorial Park

12750 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, Virginia 23606


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