Obituaries


Linda Lee Howard

April 27, 1950 - August 27, 2018

Burial Date September 1, 2018

Mrs. Linda Lee Howard, age 68, passed away early Monday, August 27, 2018, at her home in Bainbridge, Georgia. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 1, at the Cadwell Chapel of Cox Funeral Home. The Rev. Dewitt Phillips will officiate. The family will receive friends at the Chapel one hour before the service, beginning at 2:00.

Linda was born April 27, 1950 in Glennville, Georgia. Her parents, Johnny Gaston Merritt and Annie Leigh Graham Merritt have preceded her in death. Linda has been married to her husband, Ricky Eugene Howard, for over 48 years. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Linda was all about her family. The amount of love and care she offered her grandchildren was boundless. Linda Lee Howard will be deeply missed by her large family and many friends.

Linda Lee Howard is survived by her husband, Ricky Eugene Howard of Bainbridge; children, April Spriggs, husband, Merle of Valdosta, Georgia, Amy Scott, husband, Charles of Iron City, Georgia, Joey Howard of Bainbridge, and Melinda Howard of Colquitt; brother, Lindsey Merritt, wife, Renee of Bainbridge; grandchildren, Brittany Howard, Courtney Deaton, Megan Scott, Joey Howard, Jr., Anthony Deaton, and Philip Scott; great-grandchildren, Noah Trawick, Alexis Deaton, Dalton Baynard, Jonah Barnard, Kyleigh Shellhouse, Faith Howard, and Joey Howard, III. She was preceded in death by her parents and great-grandson, Dakota Deaton.

Donations may be made in her honor to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, 795 Gatewood Road N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30329.