Linda Ellen Ayers

Longtime Riverhead resident Linda Ellen Ayers died Aug. 30 at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. She was 59.

Ms. Ayers was born July 21, 1955, in Charlottesville, Va. to Robert and Nannie Ayers and later attended Riverhead schools. Family members said “Lynn” as she was known to them, was a “kind, loving, and all-around wonderful person” who loved cooking family meals.

Predeceased by her father and her daughter Lorraine, she is survived by her mother; her daughter, Kisha; her son, James; her five sisters Winnie, Shirley, Barbara, Nancy Rose James and Anna; her brother, Robert; five grandchildren; and many other family and friends.

The family held a service at Friendship Baptist Church in Riverhead. Interment took place at Riverhead Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Seay Memorial Chapel in Riverhead.