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Edward Marshall Lindsay


Sunrise: January 21, 1948

Sunset: December 30, 2020

Edward Marshall Lindsay was born to the late George Alfred Lindsay, Sr. and Lillie Mae Phelps on January 21, 1948 in Princess Anne County, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and departed this life peacefully on December 30, 2020, following a courageous battle with COVID‐19.

Mr. Lindsay was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. Edward received formal education from Princess Anne County Training School and Norfolk City Public Schools. He served in the United States Navy, attaining the rank of Machinist’s Mate Chief (MMC). Over the course of his military career, Edward served his country in a variety of settings, beginning with Navy aircraft carriers and transitioning to classroom instruction. He served on the USS Robert L. Wilson (DD 847), USS Dalghren (DLG 12), USS Eugene A. Greene (DD 711), USS Pensacola (LSD 38), USS Independence (CV 62), USS L. Y. Spear (AS 36), and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Additionally, he was an instructor at the Naval School of Cryogenics in Portsmouth, Virginia and the Fleet Training Center in Norfolk, Virginia. He was proud to serve his country, as was evident throughout his daily work routine. In his letter of appreciation, his commanding officers described Mr. Lindsay’s performance as “outstanding.”

Upon his retirement from service in 1988, the Department of the Navy wrote in his Letter of Appreciation, “MMC Lindsay took exceptional pride in the image he projected and demanded similar high standards of subordinates. His astute management of personnel and equipment assets and close attention to the material condition and preventive maintenance … working conditions, and physical appearance of Cryogenics School. He consistently exhibited those traits highly desirable in a Chief Petty Officer, including strong leadership and managerial abilities, tact and compassion, and an innovative and intelligent view of the future.”

Building on the experience he gained in service to his country, on July 10, 1989, Mr. Edward Lindsay started working for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) as a Marine Machinist Mechanic in the Diesel Shop, where he worked for thirty‐one years. He was predeceased by his parents and his eldest sister, Mrs. Hortense E. Lindsay Watson. Edward leaves to cherish his memory: his wife of fifty years Barbara A. Lindsay of Virginia Beach, Virginia; his two daughters, Dr. Sebrina A. Lindsay‐Law (Richard) and Ms. Rhonda A. Lindsay, both of Virginia Beach, Virginia; his two grandsons, Mr. Josiah A. Law and Mr.
Isaiah J. Smith; his siblings, George A. Lindsay, Jr. of Phoenix, Arizona, Walter L. Lindsay, Sr. of Norfolk, Virginia, Harriet A. Gordon of Norfolk, Virginia, Christine A. Lee of Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Margaret L. Morris (Richard) of Orangeburg, South Carolina, Jerome Lindsay of Burke, Virginia, Dr. Michael K. Lindsay (Lorna) of Lithonia, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, loved ones, and friends.

Mr. Lindsay provided an example of excellence and pride for so many through his dedicated, dependable, and wise spirit. He was a quiet strength. He valued structure, he observed rules and he believed in decorum. These qualities made Edward a natural peacemaker. He had a way of calming a tense situation with ease. Edward also loved sports. He was known to be a quiet man, but on any given Sunday, you could catch him wildly cheering on his favorite NFL team, the Washington Football Team. He was a huge Norfolk State University Spartans fan and would often attend games. He was well studied and could talk about a wide range of subjects from the Bible to politics and race relations.

Edward loved spending time in nature and particularly found peace during his early morning fishing trips to his favorite pier, the Lynnhaven Fishing Pier in Virginia Beach. He also enjoyed taking his daughters to pick fruit in nearby strawberries fields. He instilled in his beloved daughters a love of family, discipline, togetherness, music, and laughter.

Edward’s presence we will miss, his memory we will treasure, loving him always, forgetting him never.

Viewing Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Topic: Celebration of Life for Mr. Lindsay Time: Jan 21, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85123850674?pwd=NUZySGNMLzBvSjY3MkZJVmp6NDFsZz09 Meeting ID: 851 2385 0674 Passcode: 684451 Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23502 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Hedy Thomas Bullock says

    Dear Barbara and Family, I was sorry to hear about the passing of your husband Ed he was a very kind man to me and my late husband Otis. I pray you will find comfort in knowing he is in a better place. Barbara you and your family is in my Prayers. Mrs. Otis Bullock Jr.

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      Robert Cuffee says

      I’m sorry for loss of your Husband Edward M. Lindsay and May God Bless you and your Family and Stay Safe !!!! Robert M. & Renea Cuffee and Family

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    Debra Dyson Taylor & Family says

    To Barbara, Rhonda and the Lindsay family: our prayer is that God’s strong, loving embrace and the sweet, tender touch of His hand will carry you safely through this trial with strength and peace to face the difficult days ahead. With love and blessings always.

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      French D. Pope, Sr. says

      My family and I wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Chief Petty Officer (MMC) Edward Lindsay. He was such a kind individual.

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    nancy thomas says

    Barbara,
    Your Heavenly Father has you and your family in the palm of his hands and will carry you when
    you feel you can’t go on. Remember God put you and Edward together and he has chosen this time to call him back home and he will give you beauty for these ashes. Trust and hold on to
    God’s unchanging hands and he will get you where he wants you to be. Ann

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    Ray Rouson says

    To the family, please know that my family and I are praying for your continued strength. You are our extended family. When you mourn, we mourn. I love you all.

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    Dar'rell Pope says

    I offer my condolences as an expression of my deepest love and concern for you and your family.

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    Larry Scarbor says

    With much love and prayers I am thinking of all of you.

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    Kenneth and Tondala Coefield says

    Uncle Edward, we will miss your quiet presence among us. Aunt Barbara we are trusting God, in His Holy Spirit, to strengthen your mind, heart and body in the days to come, and we have asked Him to keep you reminded that though your weeping is appropriate for today, if you wait faithfully on Him, His joy will come on one of your mornings to comfort and console you in your loss. Ken and I love you always, and pray God’s blessings upon you and all who are yours continually.

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    Lynn M Lewis says

    My deepest condolences to you Barbara and the family. Much love, …..Rudy & Lynn Lewis.

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    Josiah Lindsay says

    Condolences to Aunt Barbara and the rest of the family. Uncle Edward was a great man.

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