Chapel of Jones Mortuary
Saturday March 11th, 2017
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Linda Sue BoydLinda Sue Boyd age 74, of Knoxville, TN passed away peacefully on Friday, March 3, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Linda was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her biggest goal to achieve was to go back to school and get a degree in nursing, and became an RN when she was 40 years old, and retired from Lakeshore Mental Health Institute in Knoxville, TN. She was honored to be a military wife. Linda had a good sense of humor and enjoyed life. She was a collector of crystal, bubble fairies, tinker bells, and beanie babies. Linda is preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Rhoda Osborne; husband, Lawrence Boyd; and her brothers, Buster Osborne, and Wayne Osborne. Linda is survived by her sons, Larry Boyd and wife, Teresa of St. James City, FL, Chris Boyd and wife, Angela of Lewisville, NC; daughter, Laura Boyd of Knoxville, TN; brother, Bob Osborne and wife, Kathy of Richlands, VA; sister, Jean Lester and husband, Joe of Cedar Bluff, VA, grandchildren, Stephanie Boyd, Taylor Boyd, Chris Boyd, Carter Boyd, Christopher Perry, Laken Perry, and Brooklyn Perry; and a host of other relatives and friends. Linda’s family and friends will have a memorial service at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with Bishop McCool, and Bro. Phillip Horton officiating. Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is in charge of all arrangements.
Laura and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Linda many years at Lakeshore and she was one of the sweetest women I have ever met. We spent many early mornings laughing and drinking our coffee. She was such a joy to be around. I will miss her. May you all find comfort in your sweet memories. She loved her family more than life. God Bless each and every one of you.
Donna Gordon Mar 11 2017 12:00 AM
Linda was such a wonderful person. When Laura and I were kids, she would let me come over. We had such a great time. My heart and prayers go out to the family that God will hold them in his arms and keep them. To the family: Colossians 1:9-12 (NIV) 9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,[a] 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you[b] to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
Tabitha Cannon Mar 8 2017 12:00 AM
Miss.Dale Chapman Mar 8 2017 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Linda Boyd
Miss.Dale Chapman Mar 8 2017 12:00 AM
Deepest Sympathy, May God Bless you all during this difficult time. I worked with Linda at Lakeshore she was a special lady.
Martha Goddard Mar 7 2017 12:00 AM
Chris, Just wanted to take a moment and say a prayer for you in this sad time. I pray for God's hand on you and your family as you go through the loss of your Mom. So, many of us have seen first hand how hard cancer is on our loved ones, so for your Mom it is peace from the pain and suffering. For you and the rest of the family, it is a time of sorrow, grief and personal pain. Time never heals the loss of a parent, but time does change the reflections to those times that you and you alone will remember, times that were shared only with you, times of joy and sharing and all the things she taught you. God bless you, Jack
Jack Waters Mar 7 2017 12:00 AM
I'm John Boyd son Scott, sending prayers from Indiana
Scott Sargent Mar 5 2017 12:00 AM
May God give you peace at this time. Linda was a co-worker and always a help to everyone. She was kind and could make you laugh. She will be missed.
Priscilla Tine Mar 4 2017 12:00 AM
RIP God Bless
Marty Singer Mar 4 2017 12:00 AM
I worked with Linda at LMHI for several years and we had such good times, lots of good memories. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Karen Whaley Mar 4 2017 12:00 AM