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Wanza Lee Linney

July 5, 1943 July 2, 2021
Wanza Lee Linney
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Obituary for Wanza Lee Linney

Wanza L. Linney, age 77, died July 2, 2021.

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Wanza Lee Brown Linney was born in Hopewell, VA, on July 5th, 1943. She was the fifth child of Thomas and Teruthia Brown. As a youth, Wanza joined Little Wheel of Hope Baptist Church, where she served as an usher until she graduated from Artesia High School in 1962. She left North Carolina and moved to NY, where she met and married the love of her life, Atwell N. Linney. Their union produced two children Nathaniel and Erica Linney. Wanza was also blessed with a bonus son Leroy Henderson.

Atwell and Wanza were married 36 years until he died in 2001. Upon his death, she moved to Memphis, TN, where she: enjoyed watching her grandchildren (Taylor, Natalie & Brooke) grow up, playing and traveling with her bowling league, and serving as the treasurer for the Cummings Street Baptist Church Missionary group.

Wanza never met a stranger; her thousand-watt smile and easy-going personality were inviting to all who knew her. When in her presence, you could expect two things: to laugh and to hear a good story. Although she is no longer here, she lives on in those left behind:

Her son and daughter-in-law- Nathaniel and Tracye Linney of Memphis, TN; Her Daughter Erica Linney of Virginia Beach, VA Her son Leroy Henderson of Richmond, VA Her beloved sister, Mazell Turner of Hallsboro, NC, six granddaughters, and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.


Serenity Funeral Home, Tel. (901) 379-0861.

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1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

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12:00 PM 7/11/2021 12:00:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States
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