Linda May Sinclair was born on March 12th, 1934 in Manchester, Jamaica, West Indies. She married Lyndon Sinclair and lived in the city of Kingston for some time and then moved to Colonels Ridge, Clarendon, Lyndon’s birthplace.
Linda worked at the local post office and there she found out that many people were unable to read and write. She decided to do something about it; so, she took a course in literacy education and started a school in her house. She successfully helped many to gain skills and confidence, thus enhancing their lives. Linda remained a very active woman in the school, church and community.
In the late sixties, Linda and her family were on the move again and landed in Cambria Heights, Queens. She and Lyndon both found jobs in a nursing home in New Hyde Park, Long Island. Linda, always eager to learn, attended classes to gain more knowledge that helped her to do a superb job at work. She was employed at the nursing home for 25 years and took early retirement to care for her sick husband. She volunteered at Public School 147 for 20 years and at the Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Citizen’s Center for almost 25 years.
She became a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in 1973, and the church became her second home. She wore several hats at the church. She was a master quilter and the head of the ministry called, “Nimble Hands.” She was also great at needle point and used those nimble fingers to produce beautiful pieces of art. She was the chair of the Social Ministry and sent out cards to members for their birthdays and other life occasions. She was also on the Evangelism Ministry, Willing Spirits and the Altar Guild.
Linda will be greatly missed. She was an inspiration to all, especially to her large family of children and their spouses, grandchildren, friends, neighbors and the many whose lives she touched.
“A woman that feareth the Lord Shall be praised.”