Linda was born in Alexander City on 10/9/1957 to the late Hozell and Zilla Harrell .
She went peacefully into the Arms of Our Savior on May 6, 2023
Linda need not be enlarged in death beyond what she was in life. Linda was a petite, soft spoken, sweet lady with a very humble spirit. She loved God and family, and she had compassion for everyone she encountered. She was the family’s historian in that she remembered the dates of every special occasion and made sure that she called each member with well wishes on their special day. She did not like being photographed, but she loved and cherished special moments with family.
She confessed Christ at an early age and walked by Faith throughout life. Her favorite scripture was, John 3:16, and One of her favorite songs was, Let The Church Say Amen. Upon her passing, she was a faithful member of Miracle Baptist Church.
As a child, Linda was very inquisitive. She loved academics, and she was an avid reader. Upon completion of High School, she attended The University of Alabama in Birmingham Alabama, where she studied Nursing. After leaving the university, she became a Professional Nanny and traveled extensively. She later returned to Alexander City where she worked in a variety of settings. She eventually met the love of her life, John Wesley Johnson. They were united in Holy Matrimony on 10/2/2020.
Left to cherish her memories and their Endless Love is her loving husband, John, or in Linda’s words, “Mr. Johnson”, whose heart has been shattered, but finds comfort in knowing that he and Linda, or “in his endearing words, “BOO” will Meet Again.
Two children gifted to her by marriage, Brittany and Rodriques Johnson, of Alexander City , AL will also cherish her memory, and be reminded of her laughter and gentle spirit.
She is forever engraved in the hearts of her siblings: Rebecca Griffin of North Carolina; Howard Harrell (Bridgett), & Herbert Harrell (Doris) both of Alexander City, AL; and Stanford Harrell (Jennifer) of Lawrenceville, GA. Two other sisters-in-law: Annette Jackson and Ruby Jean Brown; Two brothers-in-law: Greg Woody and William Johnson who will miss her more than words can say. As “Auntie”, her three nieces, three great nieces, and eight nephews will never forget her kind heart, her encouraging words, and for some, her insistence upon summers in the Library to ensure Academic Excellence. Her host of cousins and special friends love her and will miss her dearly.
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