Linda Helen Estelle

1 June, 194831 December, 2020

Linda H. (Carter) Estelle was born June 1, 1948 to the union of Bernard E. And Elizabeth (Lewis) Carter. She was the eldest of six children. Linda transitioned from this life to her new home on Thursday, December 31, 2020 in Laurel, Maryland. Linda attended Albion Public Schools, graduating from Washington Gardner High, June 1966. She attended Grand Rapids Junior College for two years majoring in office technology (secretarial skills). Linda enjoyed a happy childhood surrounded by siblings, cousins, who were more like siblings than cousins, and four blocks of children on both sides of Center Street as playmates. Life was simple yet sweet. Everybody’s parent was your parent and it took a village and the village function well. Linda was always friendly and had many friends. She could be silly at times catching you off guard with some saying, joke, or antidote. She always greeted everyone with a smile. Her grandchildren will miss her chocolate chip cookies and Rice Krispy treats that she would ship to them for holidays, birthdays, or just because. She was truly a treasure. April 8, 1972, Linda was united in marriage with the love of her life, Steven G. Estelle. This union was blessed with three daughters. At the time of marriage, Steven was on active duty Serving in the U.S., Air Force. The family was blessed to spend 6 years in Germany where the children were exposed to different cultures as they traveled all over Europe. Linda worked while in Germany to broaden her horizons and stay in the loop of military life. Lifelong friendships were formed during this process. Upon returning stateside, the family relocated to the Washington D.C. metroplex. Linda worked at several locations which included Arlington National Cemetery with the Honor Guard and Prince Georges County Independent School District. The School District job proved to be the most fulfilling because she worked with mentally and physically challenged children as a bus aide. She love each child dearly. Linda gave her life to the Lord at an early age. She was a member of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist church under the pastorate of the late Rev. R.V. Davis. Linda was a member of the Cherub Choir, Young Adult Choir and the Junior Usher Board. Sundays were an all-day event. Linda’s membership was later moved to Cornerstone Peaceful Bible Baptist Church in Upper Marlboro, Maryland under the leadership f Pastor Daniel and Sabrina Mangrum. Linda was preceded in death by her father, Bernard E. Carter; father-in-law, George Estelle; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Estelle; daughters, Dawn Elizabeth Estelle and Stephanie Kay Estelle; nieces, Kim’Bra Estelle, Dr. Juania Carter; nephew, Ivan Green; cousin, Evelyn Scott; and great nephew, Lonelle Langston. Linda leaves to cherish her memory and legacy, her lving and devoted husband of 48 years, Steven G. Estelle; mother, Elizabeth M. Carter; daughter, Carmen Estelle; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Joyce Carter-Bouyer, Bernice Wyrick, Sandra (Gerald) Cooper and Valerie (Edwin) Barbour all of Albion, MI; a brother, Royal Ray Carter, Houstoln, TX; five sisters-in-law, Diane Avant, Lauretta Estelle and Joann(Louis) Garrett, all of Albion, MI; Teresa (Darryl) Folden Grand Rapids, MI and Denice (Michael) Williams, Westland, MI; brother-in-law, Glen Estelle, Battle Creek, MI and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Service will be Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 12:00PM at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home 811 Finley Drive, Albion, MI 49224 with family hour starting at 10;00 am prior to the service with Minister Joshua Lacy, Eulogist. To leave online messages of condolence, please visit


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Sylvia Dulaney

22 January 2021

Linda and I became friends in Washington Gardner High School. We continued to visit once we went to different colleges. I have cherished her memory and spirit ever since. I am sorry she's passed on before I could have another chance to visit with her. I take comfort reading about her achievements and family. My condolences to those who love and miss her.

Georgia Watters

16 January 2021

My Sincere and Deepest condolences to the Estelle family. I worked with Linda years ago in Ramstein Germany. She was a wonderful and caring person. It was always a pleasure to be around her. She was Dedicated, devoted, and loyal to students and staff. Rest In Peace Linda❣️🙏🏾

David Honrath

16 January 2021

It has been a long time since I visited with Linda, but always remember her smile and sense of humor! May God take Linda under his wings! 🙏🙏🙏. The Honrath’s

Shelia Pfeifer

16 January 2021

My prayers are with you NOW and FOREVER.

David Swinton

16 January 2021

Linda and my mom Linda Swinton was good friends. Sending my condolences to you and the family. From David and Linda Swinton

Eleanor Simmons

16 January 2021

Made Jehovah give you the strength beyond what's normal during these days of your precious loss ,"We Love You Steve" Eleanor Nakia and Brandon Simmons

Felix & Sandy Toney

15 January 2021

Our heartfelt condolences are sent to you and your family in this time of sorrow. We was so devastated to hear of Linda's passing. May she rest in peace. We are here for you and your family for what ever you may need.

Felix & Sandy Toney

15 January 2021

Our heartfelt condolences are sent to you and the family. We were so devastated to hear of the passing of Linda. May she rest in peace. Steve we are here for you and your family.

K Gail Piva

11 January 2021

No words can even begin to express my heartfelt condolences to you and family! Linda always was so sweet to me, and I always will remember her beautiful scent of Aromatics when she hugged you! What great times we had in Germany with memories I will always cherish.

Her light will shine in you forever!

Ulysses Lacy

10 January 2021

May your heart and mind be comforted and your smiles be restored.
Sincere condolences during this time of bereavement.
*Ulysses Lacy III

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