|Death: ||Sep. 20, 2012|
Linda L. Baldwin of Fort Worth passed away quietly at the age of 58 on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, with her family at her side. Service: Homegoing services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Laurel Land Memorial Chapel, 7100 Crowley Rd., Fort Worth. Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Wake: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. She so graciously endured her battle with cancer with dignity and pride. Even in her most trying times she remained compassionate in her mission to still serve and encourage others. She came from a large family of eight children in Detroit, Mich., and relocated to the D/FW area with her family. Linda was an extraordinary person with many gifts and talents. She performed in many venues across the states with her sultry alto voice. She will most be remembered for her rendition of the song "At Last" and her remix of jazz and blues tunes which she turned into powerful gospel songs like "Get Down On Your Knees and Give God the Praise." After retiring from American Airlines where her co-workers pinned her with the name "Queen," she continued with her love of baking. She became known as the "Sweet Potato Pie Queen" as noted in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram article showcasing her desserts. She sold a variety of Linda's Simply Delicious desserts at the Grapevine Market and local restaurants. Needless to say, she shared her life with the world through her church, job, community, friends and family. Our lives have been tremendously enriched by her love. She leaves to cherish her memories, husband, Greg; daughters, Udrika (Joe) and Shannan (Ricardo), both of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Alicia, Ricardo and Madison; four stepchildren; seven siblings, Norman (Brenda), Dwight (Joyce), Larry, Janet, Cynthia, Reginald (Sharon) and Lorraine Brown, all of Detroit, Mich.; aunt, Rosie (Frank) Jones of Alabama; and nieces, nephews and friends.
Published in Star-Telegram on September 26, 2012
Laurel Land Memorial Park
Created by: Tim Hawkins
Record added: Sep 26, 2012
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