Linda G. Blankenship passed away on Friday, March 25, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer. She spent over a year enduring treatment with unmatched strength. She had the firm resolve to spend as much time with her family as possible.
Linda was born on June 5, 1949, to Joseph and Kathryn Leverette in Wynne Arkansas. After graduating from Hughes High School in 1967 she eventually went on to meet Terry A. Blankenship and they were married on June 15, 1974. They went on to love 4 children Tony, Travis, David, and Britt Blankenship. Linda always spoke of her children as if they were her whole world and her scrapbooks are just further proof of how much she enjoyed spending time with her boys.
In 2012 Linda became a Grammy for the first time to her granddaughter, Maddie and she went on to become best friends as she watched her grow. She taught Maddie everything she knew about thrifting, collecting, crafting and her love for preaching and teaching people about Jehovah God. Along came Weston and Hazel to add to the full heart Linda had for her grandchildren.
Linda was known as a faithful sister in the Highlands Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Her smile and laugh were contagious, and it was pure joy to laugh with her about the silly things in life. She dedicated her time to serving Jehovah as fully as possible all the way through her life until her very last days. Her faith was immensely strong, and she knew she would be safe in Jehovah’s memory until she is resurrected. She was an inspiration to all who knew her, and she set a beautiful example for her children and grandchildren.
Linda joins her mother Kathryn, and her father William in rest. She is survived by her husband Terry, her sons Tony, Travis, David, and Britt. Her grandchildren Maddie, Hazel, Weston, and her siblings Glenda, Alice, Bobby, Larry, Kenneth, and Alex.
The family would like to express tremendous gratitude for the team at the OSF Richard Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL for showing so much love and compassion during this difficult time.
A zoom memorial service will be provided by her local congregation so all her family and friends both near and far away will be able to attend.
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