PETERSBURG—Mrs. Marydel Cabiness Seward Flint, a native of Petersburg, died early Saturday, April 13, 2019. At age 104, Marydel had spent many happy years living in Petersburg, Cleveland, Ga., and the last 26 years at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury (RWC) in Irvington.
She was the widow of the Col. Lewis M. Flint, and daughter of the late Mary B. and W. Hugh Cabaniss.
She is survived by her dear cousin, Sarah Jane Eanes Scott and family of Richmond; stepson, Dr. Lewis M. Flint Jr. of Chicago, Ill., and four grandchildren, Katie Flint Smith (Matt) of Atlanta, Ga., Sara Flint of Land O’ Lakes, Fla., Eric Flint of Portland Ore., and Matthew Flint of Chicago; former daughter-in-law, Elizabeth F. Inman of Dade City, Fla.; and many Eanes cousins in Alabama.
A woman of many talents and interests, Marydel loved her family first, her church, music, gardening, animals and cooking.
She was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. She also supported causes for veterans and children. She was most proud of the Forty Fingers Piano Quartet she founded at RWC where they played music for fun, holidays and special events.
The family extends our thanks and appreciation to the many friends and caregivers at RWC for their friendship and loving care they provided throughout her life but especially in the last several years.
A private family graveside service is planned at Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice.
Currie Funeral Home, LLC, of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.