Linda S. Blackburn, 74, of Lebanon, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of the late Robert Blackburn. Born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on June 23, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Nannie Edith (Pauley) Kitts.

First and foremost, Linda was a mother. She devoted her life to her daughter and seven grandchildren and worked tirelessly all of her life to provide for them. She was a devoted sister and mother-in-law and a source of unwavering support for anyone who needed it. Simply put, Linda’s life was an example of generosity, selflessness, and unconditional love.

Linda is survived by her daughter, Melinda S. Tineo, and her husband, Robert; a brother, Robert Kitts, and his wife, Laura; seven grandchildren – Jonathan Blackburn, Anastasia River, Angel Rivera, Anny Rivera, Miguel Rivera, Adrian Rivera, and Dameivi Tineo; and her nephew, Robby Kitts.

Funeral services will be held privately. Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with arrangements. Please share your memories with the family at our online guest book at