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Linda Mae Heard

October 24, 1943 ~ July 30, 2017 (age 73)

Linda Mae Heard, 73, of Starks, Lousiana, passed away at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, July 30, 2017.  Funeral services, under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home, will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at First Pentecostal Church in Starks, Louisiana; Reverend Devin Doyle will be officiating.  Visitation for family and friends will be held from 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at First Pentecostal Church of Starks, Louisiana prior to services.

 

Linda was born on Sunday, October 24, 1943, in Champaign, Illinois , to Juanita Elizabeth Luther and Elzie Sexton. Her family lived in Illinois the whole time Linda was growing up before moving over to Louisiana, where she spent all of her adult life. While the children were growing up, she made her life as a homemaker. Linda was employed with United Van Lines in Orange, Texas where she enjoyed her job as a packer. Linda always had many humorous stories to tell from her job that she thoroughly enjoyed. For 48 years, Linda was married to her husband, Levi Jean Heard, and together they raised a big, beautiful family.

 

Linda was a proud Christian woman of the Pentecostal faith, who made sure to preach to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and to make sure they knew the Lord. All the kids at church knew Ms. Linda was always carrying a pocket full of peppermints for them to share. She was a very organized woman who was always on time and usually always early no matter what the occasion. Linda could often be found standing out by the road, beside her mail box with purse in hand, waiting on you if you told her she was going somewhere. As Linda aged, things usually went her way or no way but she was still a very tender hearted lady. She was very straight forward and didn't mind being opinionated. She loved to laugh and makes people laugh. When she had time, Linda loved to read, write poetry and artex paint. Linda has a fascination and love for eagles. She often wrote poetry in relation to the beautiful, free eagles. Although it wasn't always her favorite thing to do but more less Mr. Heard's project, they always had cattle and well as about a three acre garden full of corn to farm each year which made great additions to all the delicious, homemade meals she loved to prepared for her family. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life. Linda was always happy with them and help them to create their own imagination. She was a mother, sister, "grandma Bubba", "GiGi", grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, who will loved, and missed, by all who knew her.

 

Proceeding Linda in death are her parents, Juanita and Elzie Sexton; brother, Delbert "Buster" Sexton; grandchildren, Larry and Jerry Richard and great grandson; William "Tater" Hammond, Jr.

 

Those who will cherish her memory most are her loving children; sons, Levi John Heard "Johnny" and wife, Mary Anne, of Starks, Louisiana and Joshua Jean Lance Heard and wife, Rachel Elizabeth, of Monroe, Louisiana; daughters, Marie Anne Heard Walker and husband Jerry of Starks, Louisiana, Terry Lyn Heard of Starks, Louisiana and Donna Kay Heard Barrow and husband Eddie of Starks, Louisiana; half sisters, Opal Navarre and Juanita Green; brothers, Jack Sexton and wife Susie of Illinois, Danny Sexton and wife Carlisa of Starks, Louisiana and Charles Sexton and wife Debbie of Evangeline, Louisiana; half brothers, Roy Sexton and Jack Sexton; sisters, Joan Caswell of Carlyss, Louisiana, Vickie Hollingsworth of Starks, Louisiana, Judy Guidry and uncle "Buggs Guidry" of Crowley, Louisiana, special sister, Earline Chesson and her very best friend of 50 years, Phyllis Buxton. Grandchildren, Jessica Hammonds and husband Arlie, Edward Levi Heard and Dana, John Henry Heard and wife Danielle, Phillip Wayne Heard, Brandi Doyle and husband Reverend Devin Doyle, Cody Richard, Brant Tyler Barrow and wife Amanda, Kaylee Elizabeth Barrow and husband Alex, Jerry Wayne Walker, Jr. and wife Cait, Linda Bethany Royer and husband Dylan and Hannah Marie Barrow. Great- Grandchildren, Blue Hammonds, Caden Young, Tristan "Tree" Hammonds, Kaiya Hammonds, Johnny, Eveangelina Heard, Mia Doyle, Sophia Doyle, Isabella Doyle, Lyla Doyle, Brayden and Kayden Richard, Bella Richard, AnnaBeth Marie Baggett, Leviticus James Garrett "Levi" Walker, Jaci Mae Royer, Saylor Marie Royer, Brylie Heard and Mason Heard as well as an abundance of nieces, nephews and many members of extended family.

 

Honoring Linda as Pallbearers; Jerry Walker, Brant Barrow, Cody Richard, Phillip Heard, John Heard and Alex Baggett.

Honorary Pallbearers; Dylan Royer and Brance Sartin 


 Service Information

Visitation
Thursday
August 3, 2017

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
First Pentecostal Church of Starks
225 LA 109
Starks, LA 70661

Funeral Service
Thursday
August 3, 2017

2:00 PM
First Pentecostal Church of Starks
225 LA 109
Starks, LA 70661

Committal
Thursday
August 3, 2017

3:00 PM
Miller Cemetery Annex
LA-109
Starks, LA 70661


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