Age 85, Elkton, Va.
Madeline Virginia Dean Lam, 85, of Elkton, passed away on Thursday August 24, 2023 at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Mrs. Lam was born on November 1, 1937 in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Oliver and Iris Virginia Meadows Dean. Mrs. Lam was a longtime member of the Bear Lithia Baptist Church in Elkton.
She was an avid gardener, and had a green thumb. She was also a terrific cook. Madeline also enjoyed crafts. She loved spending time with her family, and always looked forward to Cards on Wednesday with her family.
On August 12, 1954 she married Robert Clinton Lam, who preceded her in death on May 24, 1994.
Madeline is survived by her children, Robert Clinton Lam, Jr., and wife Judy Ann of Shenandoah, Connie Powell and husband David of Elkton; siblings, Orlando Dean and wife JoAnn of McGaheysville, Patricia Crawford of Elkton, Diane Nicholson and husband Gerald of Elkton; three grandchildren, Whitney Mooney, Crystal Southers, Joshua Lam; six great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ginny Dean; numerous nieces and nephews; and many special friends who will greatly miss her.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Lam was preceded in death by a grandson, Clinton Lam; and siblings, Roger Dean, Carol Lee Dean, Doug Dean and Danny Dean.
The funeral service will be held on Monday, August 28, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Bear Lithia Baptist Church, with Pastors Don and Mark Leatherman officiating. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are being handled by the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton, Va.