Surrounded by her loving family, Linda L. Moore died peacefully in her sleep on November 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 August 19, 1940 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, the daughter of Mamie L. Burns and Charles M. Hall. She was reared in Gainesville, Georgia.where she graduated form Gainesville High School in 1958. Linda subsequently attended Mount Vernon Junior College in Washington, D.C. and Massey Business School in Atlanta, Georgia.
Linda married Second Lieutenant M. Neal Moore, U.S. Army, of Albany, Georgia 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 our then three year old grand daughter, 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, Georgia – where she was never far from her beloved grand children.
Linda always gave freely of herself to help those in need. Early on she was a grey lady helping amputees returning from Vietnam at the Eisenhower General Hospital, Fort Gordon, Georgia. Later she served ten years as Volunteer Coordinator with the American Red Cross in Shelbyville, Tennessee. 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 grand daughter, Crosby, of Cumming, Georgia. 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, Georgia: and Evelyn Willoughby of Columbia, Tennessee.
A celebration of her life memorial service will be held at the King of Peace Episcopal Church in Kingsland, Georgia on January 20, 2018, with Fr. Al Crompton officiating. Friends and family will be received between 9 am and 9:45 am. Services will begin at 10 am. 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 Camden County Humane Society, Kingsland, Georgia; the Methodist Home, St Marys, Georgia; the Hospice of Golden Isles, Brunswick, Georgia; or the King of Peace Episcopal Church, Kingsland, Georgia.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.