Linda Dorothy Theresa Williams was born May 20 1951 in Brooklyn New York. Linda was a practicing Catholic confirmed at Corpus Christi in Woodside, Queens. Linda was the first of 4 daughters born to Linwood and Dorothy Williams. Linda spent her preschool years with her maternal grandparents Hazel and Sam Steele, in Westhampton, Beach Long Island. She later moved to Woodside and attended PS 152 and PS 151, PS 10 Horace Greeley Junior High School and graduated from William Cullen Bryant High School. Linda started at the Manhattan Community College earning an Associates Degree in Library Science and then transferred to Hunter College (CUNY), where she completed three years before deciding to take a full time job. She worked for Metropolitan Life insurance in her 20’s until she landed her dream job with the American Foundation for the Blind. There Linda concentrated on production in the Talking Books Division; pre-internet and pre audible.com.
After a full career in the Village, Talking Books automated and Linda moved to Elmont and began working for GEICO where she worked for 17 years until her untimely death. Linda had a thriving on-line Avon business and was a voracious reader and Sci-Fi aficionado. She donated to many causes such as Veterans of Long Island and breast cancer research. Linda adopted pets and was a life long dog owner.
In January of 2019 Linda developed type 2 diabetes and had three stints placed to open her blocked arteries. She pulled through that life threatening crisis and committed to walking daily and improving her daily diet. Linda was making health gains until the evening of Sunday 25 August when she had a heart attack that rendered her unconscious until her last breath in the early morning hours of 31 August 2019.
Linda is survived by her three sisters Bonnie, Kerry and Stacey, brother-in-law Thomas, nephew Kent, nieces, Kennedy and Whitney, God daughters Jennifer and Rachel and a host of cousins.
Linda will be missed by cherished coworkers at GEICO, Family friends in Elmont, Lifetime friends in Woodside, Puerto Rico, New Jersey, Florida, Upstate NY, and Extended relatives in Texas, California and Virginia. Linda touched the lives of so many on a daily basis and shared kind words and blessings whenever possible. The heavens have gained a new star.
In lieu of flower arrangements, the family requests that funeral plant arrangements be sent or you may make donations to the North Shore Animal League or Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital. Information for both is listed below
North Shore Animal League
25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington NY 11050
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105