Linda Jeanne Sorrels

May 24, 1963 - April 18, 2012
Linda Jeanne Sorrels

Toano- On April 18, 2012, Linda Jeanne Sorrels, 48, slipped away peacefully to be with the Lord surrounded by the love and care of her family, as well as the love and prayers of friends all over the country.

A native of Long Island, NY, she was a retired veteran of the Navy who proudly served her country during peace and wartime. Over the course of 20 years, she served on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, and in Operation: Desert Storm, traveling both across the country and overseas, eventually earning the rank of chief.

After retiring, she went back to school and became a radiation therapist at Riverside Hospital, where she used her skills to help many people.

She was preceded in death by her father, Francis Bianco Sr.

Left to forever cherish her memories are her husband, Michael Sorrels of Toano; sons, Jason and Vinny Roark of York County; mother Clara; sisters, Lisa and Gina; and brother, Frank, all of Long Island, NY.

A visitation for the public will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at 2 p.m. and services will be on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Bucktrout Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Albert G. Horton National Cemetery, Suffolk, VA., Monday, May 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heritage Humane Society.


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  • April 25, 2012
    Emanuel Roper & Family says:
    May God bless the families. Our family's prayers are with all.

  • May 11, 2012
    Michael Sorrels says:
    My Love, It is with great pain and sorrow that I sit and write this last note to you. Know that you will always be in my thoughts and always in my heart. You have made me the person I am today, your beautiful smile, wonderful eyes, caring and compassion for life. I will do my best to continue in the way you would want and I will watch out for the boys I promise. You knew you were the Love of My Life and MY Soul mate. Always Your Loving Husband Michael

  • April 15, 2021
    Ashley Emami says:
    I’m just learning of this great loss. I knew Linda a brief time when I lived in Virginia while I was in high school. I knew one of her sons. I remember hoping to look as good as her when I became older. I found her to be a thoughtful, sassy, and a fun woman. I could tell she loved her family very much. My condolences to her family and friends.