Linda McQueen Hassell

November 1, 1941 - July 16, 2022
Linda McQueen Hassell

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It is with great sadness that we mourn the sudden loss of Linda M. Hassell, a beautiful soul that now resides in her permanent home “paradise”. She was strong, and overcame many obstacles in life -most recently beating breast cancer. But God’s plan are all His, and on July 16, 2022 he decided that his child should be with him in Glory!

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, July 22 at Harvest Church, 2020 W 15th St, Washington, NC with family visitation at 10:30 am  followed by a service at 11:00 am.

Born November 1, 1941 in Elizabethtown NC, she was the daughter of the late Daniel LaRue McQueen and Evelyn Wallace Harris of Elizabethtown NC.

She was married 58 years to her sweetheart Malcolm P. Hassell of Washington, better known as Bud or Papa. They were blessed with three children: Susan Hassell Bridgman, and husband Randy Bridgman (deceased) two sons Malcom Phillips Hassell, Jr and Jason McQueen Hassell both of Washington; she was the precious Granny to eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, along with many treasured nieces and nephews. She had one living brother: Wally McQueen (wife Virginia) of Elizabethtown NC, and deceased brother Robert Bennett McQueen of Elizabethtown NC.

She loved caring for others and was a registered nurse working for Washington Women’s Care (now ECU Health Women’s Care-Washington) for 30 years. She loved her co-worker and patients and served them with love and compassion. She cherished many friendships made from her years of working. She retired in 2014 to care for her husband and enjoy life.

“Granny” -as she was called by many- or “Poopsie” to a special few, was full of life and fun, never finding fault with anyone. To her family she was the “rock”; she was the one who kept the peace and loved each family member with all the love she could offer. She dutifully lent an ear to anyone who needed, while offering her wisdom and encouragement, leaving a person feeling understood and very special.

She loved her life on the peaceful Hassell farm and if it wasn’t too hot, she would enjoy chatting away with one of her many visitors. She had the gift of cooking and canning, and she was well known for her collards, strawberry jelly, and pickled okra, among other things. She loved all kinds of animals, especially dogs… keeping her company were her two little rescue dogs, “Peety” and “Spanky”. The love of her life, Buddy Hassell was her main concern, as she daily cared for him with lots of spoiling and attention. He will greatly miss her.

Recently she enjoyed watching her small new home being built, one that was well deserved for such a beautiful soul. Each day she watched construction workers come and go and never hesitated to bring them a cold soda or sandwich. It is with great sorrow that she left us before the home was finished.

Her love of the Lord was obvious. Her love for Him made her glow. Her faith filled her with kindness allowing her to offer grace and mercy to all who had a chance to encounter her. She was a special person who will be greatly missed by many; especially her grandchildren: Amanda Toler, Phillip Hassell, Sara Mac Hassell, Bennett Bridgman, Clara Winsor Bridgman, Bella Hassell, Gabby Hassell; great-grandchildren: Goldie Zane Hassell, Ava Paul, Ryder Toler, Eliza Jean Waters; Special nieces and nephew: Julie McQueen, Christopher Morlock, and Lorien Morlock.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to be assisting the Hassell family


Celebration of Life

Friday, July 22, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Harvest Church - Directions
2020 W. 15th Street
Washington, NC 27889

Visiting Hours

Harvest Church - Directions
2020 W. 15th St. Washington NC
  • Friday, July 22, 2022
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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  • July 31, 2022
    Jayne G Bennett lit a candle:
    Lit since July 31, 2022 at 7:42:36 PM

  • July 26, 2022
    Sandra Buckman says:
    Good bye my dear friend. I belong to Jesus now because you answered His call first and prayed very hard for my family. Therefore, we will be giggling and remembering the years we supported one another as young mothers when we meet again in Heaven. Your kids were mine and my kids were yours. I still remember when we traded Mac and Kent because their brains fell out at age 14 and we became surrogate moms for a few weeks. Then when Paul came along and kept wanting to visit your home as a 3 year old toddler, we discovered he was secretly eating the dog food in the utility room. My first three children were boys so I would wait for Susan's visit to see how beautiful she looked in the latest outfit. Linda and I prayed and talked about being Christian moms and wives and we each acted as a therapist as we figured out how to deal with all the life events that came our way. Linda loved fiercely and would fight anyone who threatened harm to her husband or kids. She was one of a kind and I am so thankful she was my friend and neighbor for so many years. Well done thy good and faithful servant!

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  • July 22, 2022
    Katherine Zachman says:
    I will always remember the sweet times of having church at your house when we first moved to Washington! Your warm and caring personality was such a blessing to both Bill and me and our children in those early years! Much love to all the family during this sad time. Katherine Zachman

  • July 20, 2022
    David Wade says:
    Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with you all at this time! Sincerely Rev David and Cindy Wade , Wilmington NC (formerly of Wesley’s Chapel UMC, Elizabethtown, NC)

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  • July 20, 2022
    Treva Tankard says:
    Our prayers are with Buddy and all the family. Linda's smile was like a 'hug' in itself. Treva Tankard

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    Dennie Dale says:
    I will miss your sweet smile and generous heart. You taught me so much when we worked together. My sincere condolences to your family…she loved you so much.

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  • July 19, 2022
    Deborah Tyson says:
    God Bless your family. Your mom was a real gem. Prayers for all.

  • July 19, 2022
    Jayne G. Bennett says:
    So sorry to learn about Linda’s passing! She was. no doubt, a lovely lady, always sooo gentle, kind & helpful . Condolences to family.🙏💕

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    Ginger Woolard Newbold says:
    You were such a bright light in this dark world. I will never forget all the good times we had when we worked together. There's no doubt you are in Heaven worshiping our Heavenly Father. Thank you for loving me and for all the wise advice you gave. You will be missed greatly, my friend.

  • July 19, 2022
    Kent Buckman Jr says:
    I wish I could tell you one more time how much I love you and how special you were to me. You were a second mother to me and in our conversations together you always overflowed with so much love, comfort and wisdom. I look so forward to seeing you again one day in Heaven. Please save me a jar of pickled okra. Bud, Mac, Susan, and Jason I love y'all forever.

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