Linda Joyce Brown was born on Monday, February 4, 1957 to the late Pinell Thomas and Edgar Thomas in Gordon, Alabama. She departed this life on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.
She joined Greater Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Gordon, Alabama at an early age. She became an active member of the church as a Youth Sunday School Teacher; and a Union Secretary. She later joined the Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church in Gordon, Alabama.
She was a graduate of Ashford High School, class of 1975. She attended college at Riley Technical College, where she earned a degree in Business. She later attended college at Wallace Community College, where she earned a degree in Cosmetology.
She was employed with Ansell until it’s closing for six years. She was employed as a Cosmetologist for several years until she started her own business. She was later employed with Dollar General as an Assistant Manager. She worked there for fifteen years. She was also a dedicated foster parent for the Houston County Department of Human Resources for over twenty years.
Linda was joined in marriage to Jessie Brown, Jr., on Sunday, June 6, 1976. to this union were born their daughter, Chesly Brown.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Pinell Thomas and Edgar Thomas; brothers: Willie Thomas, Terry Thomas and Leroy Thomas.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of forty-one years, Jessie Brown, Jr.; her daughter, Chesly Brown; her sisters: Ruby Jackson, Betty Ray (Allen), Lorna Thomas all of Gordon, Alabama; her brothers: Arthur Thomas (Minnie) of Bascom, Florida; CJ Thomas (Irene) of Saint Petersburg, Florida, Willie Earl Collins (Brenda) of Dothan, Alabama; aunts: Edna Smith of Abbeville, Alabama, Christine Hall of Saint Petersburg, Florida, Clara Baxter of Ashford, Alabama; sisters-in-law: Dorothy Thomas of Donalsonville, Georgia, Elizabeth Whaley (Tim) of Dothan, Alabama, Elinda Thomas of Dothan, Alabama; goddaughter: Jakira Rogers; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Don't spend too much
time in mourning.
Tears are for the sad. I left
to be with Jesus, and
this should make you glad.
Don't waste your
hours in grieving.
No need to feel distress.
I'm tired of life's frustrations,
and had to get some rest.
Don't vex yourself with
questions, or try to reason why.
Life here for me was ended;
it came my time to die.
Don't lose the love I gave you;
feed it with your care.
Grow it with devotion and
spread it everywhere.
Don't fret because my leaving
came in such a way.
We'll have another meeting,
in God's Eternal Day!