Linda Ruth Landey Saliba, passed in Leesburg, Virginia, after a long illness.
She is survived by her loving children; Samira Saliba Phillips (Mark), David Saliba (Gina), and Juliet Huffman (Jeremy); brother, H. Max Landey Jr. (Anne); grandchildren, Laila Phillips, John, Holly, Sophie and Andrew Saliba, Alex Hylton, and Anna, Emory and Grace Huffman, as well as treasured nieces, nephews, cousins, friends; and her beloved and iconic dachshund, Pearl.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, daughter of Inez Spell Landey and Herbert Max Landey, Linda was a proud graduate of Newcomb College of Tulane University. A longtime resident of Emory, Virginia, she was a talented and passionate artist and her watercolor paintings, block prints and origami collages are treasured by many friends and relatives. Her artistic abilities included a beautiful, trained soprano voice. Gifted with a green thumb, Linda loved spending time in her garden and cultivating her large collection of houseplants. She had a keen eye for antique and vintage furnishings and was ahead of her time in her ability to recycle, repurpose and see the beauty in ordinary things. Linda was also an avid reader and loved watching movies.
A celebration of her life will be held on July 24, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. in the Memorial Chapel on the Emory & Henry College Campus with the Rev. David St.Clair officiating. A reception will follow the service in the Van Dyke Board of Visitors Lounge.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that friends memorialize Linda's life by contributing to the Samir N. Saliba Scholarship at Emory & Henry College. Memorial gifts may be made online at www.ehc.edu/give
or mailed to the Office of Advancement, Emory & Henry College, P.O. Box 950, Emory, VA 24327.