Linda Kathryn Hairston
9 August, 1952 – 25 July, 2020
Linda Kathryn Hairston passed away on July 26, 2020 at the age 67. She started her life in Houston, Texas with Betty Joan King and James Grant King on August 9, 1952. Linda married James Edison Hairston on August 17, 1990, in Conroe, Texas.
Linda was the matriarch of her family. She loved her family very deeply and made sure everyone had their needs met. She loved her church, The Ark Church, and was a committed woman of God. She was a member of The Ark Church for 15 years. In those 15 years, she volunteered in various operations of the church.
Since she was 16 years old, Linda has worked in Construction with various companies. She settled with LDF Construction Inc. and Lynn Foster, President. She put in 20 years with LDF Construction and loved ever part of her job and all the people that she encountered.
Linda is preceded in death by her father, James Grant King, husband, James Edison Hairston, and her son Jerry Samuel Wingard.
Linda is survived by her mother, Betty Joan King, brother Jimmy King, daughter Melanie and son-in-law Kenny King, step-daughter Nicole Hairston Sanford, step-son Justin Hairston, and daughter-in-law Crystal Wingard. Her grandchildren are Kathryn Parnell, Chastity Hodges, Myranda Parnell, Shannon King, Jerry Wingard, Alaina King, Kaden King, James Hairston, Blaine Hairston, Eisley Sanford, and Nolan Sanford. She has 11 Great Grandchildren.
Melanie and Kenny King would like to thank Dr. Paula Ryan and her staff for all the devoted efforts they put in to better Linda's life. They would also like to thank Carter Davis, Sarah Beavers, and Telly Cobbs with Traditions Health in making her last days as comfortable as possible and helping the family get through such a trying time.
A visitation for Linda will be held Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Metcalf Funeral Directors, 1801 E White Oak Terrace, Conroe, Texas. A celebration of life will occur Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Metcalf. An Interment will occur at Conroe Memorial Park, 1600 Porter Rd, Conroe, Texas.
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Wednesday, 29 July , 2020
Celebration of Life
Thursday, 30 July , 2020
Linda Kathryn Hairston
30 July 2020
Dear Melanie and Family,
My heart hurts. Your Mom’s presence will be missed here on this earth.
She imbued a perfect, gracious strength that left an indelible imprint on every life she touched.
The beautiful framed high school graduation picture of her that Aunt Joan and Uncle James proudly displayed, throughout the years, always drew my attention when I’d stop in for a visit. She exuded strength and beauty in black and white. On the ensuing paths of life, Her nature revealed itself over and over again.
Linda embraced many triumphs and persistently fought her way through heart wrenching struggle over the course of her life. Through it all, she remained a loyal and faithful worker dedicated to the lives and well-being of her family.
She will be missed.
Peace and Love,
28 July 2020
Melanie and Family - I was grieved to hear of the loss of my sweet niece. I remember her most as a child growing up when I visited my Brother, James in Pasadena, and when they came to see us on annual visits. I regret our family size is shrinking and without knowing one another well.
We are all so sorry for your loss and hope you know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Aunt Alice, Uncle Bert, Ted and Louita, and Marty and Laryssa
27 July 2020
I love you girls! Our thoughts and prayers are with you ❤️