Linda Tickle, March 29

By on April 1, 2024

May 1, 1947 – March 29, 2024

Linda Tickle, age 76, of Poplar Branch , NC died on Friday, March 29, 2024, at her home in Poplar Branch, NC.   Born in Beckley, WV on May 1, 1947 to the late Mary Willie Tyree Lilly and James Oral Lilly, she was the widow of Donald Ray Tickle, Jr.  They were married  fifty  years.  Linda was a church member of Poplar Branch Baptist Church and a huge Redskins Fan. She attended school to be a beautician, but never used it as a living.  Linda loved her family, children, and grandchildren so much, she chose to stay home to raise them.

She is survived by her daughter Patricia Hart (Brooks), her son Donald Tickle III (Eva),  four grandchildren, Megan Barile, Lauren Stile, Trey Hart, Kevin Tickle; and seven great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her  husband, Donald Ray Tickle, Jr; her parents, J. Oral Lilly and Mary W. Tyree Lilly; and her sisters, Shirley Ehrisman and Janice Crews.

The family will celebrate her life in private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741 or at

Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting Tickle Family.  Condolences and memories may be shared at


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