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Linda Susan Williamson Newman

March 25, 1954January 9, 2021

Linda Newman, 66, of Folsom, Louisiana passed away peacefully at her home on January 9, 2021 surrounded by her loving family after a two year battle with breast cancer. She was born March 25, 1954 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, to Joel Dennis and Sue Williamson. Linda moved numerous times in her early years. Her family moved to Louisiana where she attended school and graduated from Glen Oaks High School in 1972. She then graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She started her teaching career at Covington High School where she taught History. Linda then took time off from teaching to raise her ten children. After several years of home schooling her own children, she went back to teaching and taught at Folsom Jr. High. Linda then taught at the St. Tammany Parish Alternative School, Project Team West, until her retirement on December 23, 2020. Linda met her husband, Richard, briefly in Jr. High and then again in High School. They began dating in 1970 and were married on June 21, 1975. Linda and Richard were sealed for time and all eternity in the Mesa Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on June 8, 1982. Throughout Linda's life she held many roles. She not only was an amazing mother and teacher but was also a business owner, soccer coach, Girl Scout leader, and a dedicated member of her church. Linda opened a t-shirt store in a small portable building which then grew to two other locations. She is one of the founding members of the Mandeville Soccer Club where she was a League Director, Club Uniform Director, and coached numerous teams. Throughout the years, she had many responsibilities at church some of which included being in the Stake Young Women's Presidency, Camp Director, Teacher, Librarian, Stake Seminary Director, and Relief Society Homemaking Coordinator. Throughout Linda's teaching career she taught Home Economics, History, and Special Education. On top of raising her children, she often held many other roles at one time and never once complained. She has a heart of gold and more patience than most. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Joel Dennis and Sue Williamson, and her brother, Joey Williamson. She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Richard Newman. Their children Richard Newman II (Lyndsay), William Newman (Ashley), Rebekah Getscher (Michael), Tiffany James (Rusty), Amanda Storrs (Josh), Andrew Newman (Lynsi), Amber Cote (Nathan), Amelia Theiss (Justin), Melinda Ashby (Kevin), and Mariah Newman. Their grandchildren Hailey, Hayden, Thomas, Addison, Lainey, Oaklee, Lillian, Remington, Ezekiel, Barrett, Augustus, Mackynsi, Cami, Andrea, Elizabeth, Lorelei, Laken, Koraleigh, Joslynn, Haisley, Wyatt, and Rylind. Her siblings Michael Williamson (June), Paula Williamson, and numerous nieces and nephews. Linda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by her family, extended family, students, and friends. We take comfort in knowing that we will see her again and that "Families are Forever". Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of Linda's life on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (2638 W 15th Ave., Covington, LA 70433). Visitation from 10am to 10:45am and funeral service begins at 11am. Burial to follow at the Oak Grove Church of God (23174 LA 40, Loranger, LA 70446). Those attending in person are required to wear a mask. Those who are not able to attend in person can view the services via Facebook on the funeral event page. An online guestbook is available at www.gracenorthshore.com.

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    Saturday, January 16, 2021

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Tiffany Newman James

January 18, 2021

Mom,

It’s been 9 days since you left this earth...I miss you so much! I hope and pray that I can do this without you. The girls miss their Grams. I miss my mom and best friend. I’m grateful to have had such a wonderful mom and example growing up and for the past 38 years. We will see you again on the other side of Heaven, but until then we will miss you every single day. Please send me signs that you are still here...I need them now more than ever. I love you!

Always and forever your daughter,
Tiff

Marcia Monceaux

January 16, 2021

Every time I read Proverbs 31:10-31, I thought of Linda. She was such a wonderful example to me. I loved how she cared for her family and taught me how to be a good mother. She was also a very good friend. I will always remember her and can't wait to see her again in the Millenium.
My deepest sympathy to all the family.

Paula Williamson

January 15, 2021

I will never forget my big sister and her pushy side...lol
I was in labor, a month early. She drove from Folsom to Houma, met mom from Houston. They were fixing to wheel me in the delivery room & she wanted to be in there. Dr told her No, she told him, & I quote " I gave birth to 9, I don't need classes to be in there"!
So he let her in. She wS the first to see my daughter & hold her. I am going to miss her so much. Life is going to be hard without her, but precious memories will get us thru.
Love you Linda❣

Dewey and Gidcumb

January 15, 2021

Our lives have been enriched through our relationship with your family. We love you dearly and are so thankful for the friendship that we have with you. We are praying for you and asking the Lord Jesus Christ to draw many to open their hearts to Him.

John 14:6 - Jesus answered, I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

Cynthia Zaidain-Gonzalez

January 15, 2021

Linda was a ray of sunshine during my 3 years at FJH. Her kind heart and loving character was evident in every thing she did. That same character was passed on to her beautiful daughters which made it a pleasure and honor to teach them. Prayers to Richard and the entire family at this most difficult time and the days to come.

Amanda Newman Storrs

January 15, 2021

Momma,
We miss you so much already. So many people have shared with us how knowing you has changed their lives. You were always so loving and giving. I hope and pray that we can continue on your legacy of service and love. May we make you proud. I’ll be sure to smile even through the sadness because ‘smiles are contagious’.

I can’t wait to hug you again.

Sending you lots of love from here to there, always and forever!
~Mamie

Veronica Reno

January 13, 2021

Ms Linda had a heart of Gold! I was blessed to even be apart of her beautiful life as a kid. She was an amazing wife, mother & teacher. She was always welcoming & loving. She helped me in so many ways.
Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure
You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. – Matthew 5:4

Ray Core

January 13, 2021

What an amazing teacher,lady,mother,and friend!! I enjoyed my years working with her at FJH . It was also an honor to teach and coach her kids!!! Love y’all and praying for the family.