OBITUARY

Linda Sherrell Compton

July 20, 1945January 23, 2021
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Linda Sherrell Compton, 75, of Oldham County, Kentucky passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021.

She was born to the late James and Irene Chambless Sherrell on July 20, 1945 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Linda was an educator and worked for Jefferson County Public Schools and St. Joseph Children's Home. She attended Ballardsville Baptist Church with her daughter and granddaughter.

She is preceded in death by her sister; Judy Meeks.

Left to cherish the memory of Linda are daughter; Katrina Perkey, granddaughter; Rachael Rothman, siblings; Michael Sherrell (Myra) and Kristie Sherrell-Clement (Ray), brother-in-law; John Meeks, extended family and friends.

A celebration of Linda's life will be held on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 1pm at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home with burial to follow at Valley of Rest in LaGrange, Kentucky. Visitation will be from Noon until the start of the service. The service will be available through live streaming at www.heady-radcliffefuneralhome.com

Memorial donations can be made to St. Joseph Children's Home in memory of Linda.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 29, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, January 29, 2021

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Patti Jewell Tudor

January 28, 2021

Linda Compton was simply the best! She was the best friend you could ever have. Linda was the best cheerleader when you were feeling discouraged. She was the best person to have around in an emergency, because she always stayed calm and collected. Linda was the best person to go with to Square Dance Club, because she was unafraid to make mistakes and to laugh at herself. We will miss you greatly. Rest in peace My Dear Friend.

Bronwyn Hudson

January 28, 2021

I have fond memories of Linda from our days at St. Joseph. We laughed together many times. She was a joy to work with.

Chris Farris

January 27, 2021

My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Chris Farris

Dennis Boswell

January 27, 2021

I have so many fond memories of Linda from our time working together on the staff of Noe Middle School in JCPS. She brought genuine empathy to her role as counselor to students who were in need of an adult who cared. Her unbounded enthusiasm and unwavering spirit of innocence endeared her to her students, and especially, to her colleagues. Friendliness was her hallmark characteristic and it was exceeded only by her faithfulness as a friend. Her friendship left an indelible mark on my life. May her spirit live on.

Terry Brooks

January 26, 2021

You may not have known it, but Linda was a weight lifter. Yep, a weight lifter. In fact, she was an Olympic gold medal weight lifter.

Before it was the federal law or even politically correct, she saw a kid with special needs and would lift the weight off him. When she saw any issue of injustice -- emanating from race or economics or social standing -- there she was, lifting weights off that situation. A colleague burdened by professional dilemmas or personal problems? There was Lind, lifting weights from that friend.

She was a gold medalist -- as an educator, as a colleague and as a friend! And oh what that strength to us all!

Terry Brooks

WAnda Roger

January 26, 2021

Linda was my counselor and principal at Noe Middle, she was a loving person to work with and for.♥️

FROM THE FAMILY
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Linda's maternal grandfather, Herbert Chambless was born in 1894 in Woodville, AL. Her maternal grandmother, Gertrude Suttle Chambless, was born in 1898 in Holt's Corner, TN. They are pictured in 1955 with Linda's cousin, Denny Hicks.

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Linda's maternal grandfather, Herbert Chambless was born in 1894 in Woodville, AL. Her maternal grandmother, Gertrude Suttle Chambless, was born in 1898 in Holt's Corner, TN. They are pictured in 1955 with Linda's cousin, Denny Hicks.

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Linda's mother, Irene Chambless Sherrell, was born at Jenny's Chapel in Jackson County, AL, on October 10, 1926. Her father, James Claude Sherrell, was born in Limrock, AL, on May 10, 1920. They are pictured here in 1980.

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Granddaddy, Herbert in September 1976, he passed in August 1977.

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Grandmother Gertrude in September 1976. She passed away in May 1977.

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Linda's paternal grandfather, Odle Lee Sherrell, was born in Limrock, AL, in 1892 and passed away in 1951.

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Linda's father in 1930 at the age of 10.

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From left to right: Linda's paternal grandmother, Della Gentle Sherrell, who was born in Limrock, AL in 1894, brother, Michael, Linda, and her sister Judy in her mother Irene's lap. This picture was taken at the Chickamauga Battlefield National Park in 1951. Grandmother Sherrell passed in 1991.