Surrounded by her loving family, Linda L. Moore died peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 22, 2017, Thanksgiving eve. She was at home under hospice care and free from pain. Linda had fought a brave fight against cancer.
Linda was born Aug. 19, 1940, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., the daughter of Mamie L. Burns and Charles M. Hall. She was reared in Gainesville, Ga., where she graduated from Gainesville High School in 1958. Linda subsequently attended Mount Vernon Junior College in Washington, D.C., and Massey Business School in Atlanta.
Linda married 2nd Lt. M. Neal Moore, U.S. Army, of Albany on July 2, 1960. During the next 18 years, Linda traveled extensively as an Army wife, raised two children and made many lifelong friends. Her most cherished moments were those of wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Linda touched many lives. She never met a stranger. Linda loved people and people loved her.
Linda enjoyed traveling with Neal, especially on cruises. Her favorite was a Disney cruise with their then 3-year-old granddaughter, Crosby. Hard to tell who enjoyed the Disney experience the most, Linda’s eyes sparkled. Their travels in the states found them visiting old friends and recounting fond memories. The north Georgia mountains always beckoned Linda, as did Atlanta and Cumming — where she was never far from her beloved grandchildren.
Linda always gave freely of herself to help those in need. Early on she was a gray lady helping amputees returning from Vietnam at the Eisenhower General Hospital in Fort Gordon. Later she served 10 years as a volunteer coordinator with the American Red Cross in Shelbyville, Tenn. And most recently she dedicated herself to the Methodist Home in St. Marys where she served on the auxiliary board of directors for six years. She loved the boys. Of note, Linda was instrumental in starting the annual Methodist Home Golf Classic, which the board of directors recently named in her honor. Linda especially enjoyed chairing the silent auction component of the golf tournament, which was generously supported by both golfers and attendees.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Neal Moore; daughter, Liz McDermott of Atlanta; grandsons, Taylor and Ford McDermott of Atlanta; daughter-in-law, Brooke Moore and granddaughter, Crosby, of Cumming. Linda was preceded in death by her son, Steve. She is also survived by her cousins, Joan Wappes of St. Marys, Kay Lee of Roswell and Evelyn Willoughby of Columbia, Tenn.
A celebration of her life memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, at King of Peace Episcopal Church in Kingsland with Father Al Crompton officiating. Friends and family will be received between 9 and 9:45 a.m. Services will begin at 10 a.m. A reception and continued celebration of Linda’s life will be held at Osprey Cove immediately following church services. Her ashes will be scattered at sea at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Camden County in Kingsland, the Methodist Home in St. Marys, the Hospice of Golden Isles in Brunswick or the King of Peace Episcopal Church in Kingsland.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.