Linda Wilson

June 07, 1955 ‒ March 02, 2011

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: “It Is Well With My Soul” was Linda Wilson’s favorite hymn because it expressed the sentiment that no matter what crisis came her way, she was at peace with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She walked into His arms on March 2 at Gulfside Regional Hospice in Zephyrhills, Florida after a ten and a half year battle with colon cancer.

Linda, daughter of Harold and Shirley Wilson, was born in Highland Park, Michigan on June 7, 1955. She graduated from Warren High School and later attended Bob Jones University where she received a B.S. in education. She taught elementary school for several years, then became a Network Systems Administrator at Sprint (currently Century Link) where she worked for 22 years. She was an intelligent and valuable part of her team and will be greatly missed by her co-workers. While working at Century Link, Linda encouraged others there who were dealing with cancer, and put her own illness aside to comfort them.

Though Linda left the teaching profession, she did not lose her love for children and invested much of her time in children’s ministries at First Alliance Church in Mansfield. For many years she was a member of the church choir and enjoyed the fellowship of many friends who will miss her laugh, love, and servant’s heart.

Linda was known for her creativity and novelty cakes. One time she made a birthday cake for her brother-in-law that was a perfect replica of a Big Mac, his favorite sandwich.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Vicki (Al) Humble, brother Tim (Tammy) Wilson; nephews Eric (Gina) Humble and Brad (Brittany) Humble; nieces Kassondra Wilson and Emily Ann Wilson; great niece Hallna Humble. Also surviving is her faithful canine companion, Tobie.

Linda was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Lowell and Hazel Wilson; maternal grandparents, Eva Smick Harlick, George Smick, and Nick Harlick; as well as a number of aunts and uncles.

The family will receive friends at the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral home on Friday March 11, 2011 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. A celebration of Linda’s life will take place at First Alliance Church, 291 West Cook Road, Saturday March 12 at 11am. Larry Huvler will officiate. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to The Great Commision Fund in care of First Alliance Church or to The Alliance Church at Zephyrhills, 6251 Fort King Road, Zephyrlhills, Florida 33542.

The family would like to thank all the medical professionals who cared for Linda before she took her journey to heaven.

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