Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

900 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI


Linda Ann Walker-Cole

September 29, 1949January 9, 2020

Linda Ann Walker was born to the late James Linwood and Dorothy Walker on September 29, 1949 in Paterson, NJ. Linda is the loving daughter of Lillie Mae (James) Walker. She is the oldest of five siblings. Linda, while growing up in NJ attended the famous “Eastside High school - “Home of the GHOST”, and was proud to be considered a “GHOST”. After moving to Michigan in 1965, Linda graduated from Eastside High School of Detroit (now known as Martin Luther King Jr. High). Linda furthered her education by attending Detroit Business Institute studying stenography and administrative courses. After graduation, Linda married her first love, Muhammad Qawwee and moved to the Lansing area. To this union 5 children were born (Muhammad II, Tynnetta, Ayasha, Evona, Haniyyah). Linda was a dedicated and supportive wife and mother. Linda confessed Christ at an early age. She was a member of Abundant Grace Faith Church in Lansing MI. She loved to worship and sing God’s praises. Linda was employed by Michigan State Medical Society for several years, providing administrative support to physicians and medical students. Linda retired due to her health from the State of Michigan - Health and Human Services. On Valentine's Day 1997, Linda married the late David Cole in an intimate and loving ceremony. Linda's and David’s two hearts beat as one. Linda loved David’s daughter Ja’Brianna Mitchell as if she was her own, along with David’s other children from prior relationships. David and Linda enjoyed laughing and traveling while spending time with family, friends and Tea’ka. Linda departed this life on January 9, 2020. Linda will be missed by so many. Linda leaves to cherish her memory; mothers: Dorothy Fusilier and Lillie Mae Walker; children: Muhammad Qawwee II (Angie), Tynnetta Qawwee, Ayasha Scott, Haniyyah Qawwee (Curtis) all of Lansing, Evona Kelly (Kenny) of Battle Creek, MI ; eleven grandchildren., 2 great-grandchildren; Brother: David McMillan of NY (Carmen), Sisters: Carlean Dobbs, De’Borah Letbetter (Keith) both of MI, Vicky Lynn McCutchin of NJ; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends, very special and devoted “Sisters n Love” : Mickie (Jim) Jones, Yolanda Hart. And longtime friend Sheila Hursey. To her personal care givers, Haniyyah and Zakiyyah – “We LOVE YOU and THANK YOU for your loving and dedicated attention to her activities of daily living”.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 18, 2020


Linda Ann Walker-Cole

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January 18, 2020

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Linda Ann Walker She is at peace now and in a good place 🙏🙏🙏

Shanell Henry

January 17, 2020

Ms.Linda was such a sweet soul. ❤️ I loved seeing her whenever I did. She always said something to make me smile. Prayers to the family and genuine prayers of comfort and love.

Malika Mobley

January 16, 2020

I love you very much and you will be truly missed
I thank you for giving me best memory of all, you came to Detroit with my cousins and celebrated my 40th birthday with me and I will cherish that moment forever. Rest in heaven auntie

Love always

LaDonna Sorrells

January 16, 2020

Ms. Linda,
You were the most genuine person I’ve met my entire life. I love you. Rest well🦋

Bettie Lewis

January 16, 2020

My love and prayers to the family. I am sorry for the loss of my very first BFF when we were kids. Linda, RIP in peace. You will be greatly missed.

Nicole Millsap

January 15, 2020


Thank you for welcoming me into your house and heart a thousand times over! You always treated me like I was one of your own children. I will forever cherish all the smiles, laughs, stories, meals, advice, and countless shows of love. May you rest in eternal peace.

Mae Tanner

January 15, 2020

To the family of Linda Walker- Cole...
We the Tanner Family extends to you all our Heartfelt Condolences..We feel your loss & broken ❤..
GOD will ease your pain & mend your heart back..Remember we are your extended family & will be there for You in Prayer & Caring...GOD Bless each of you always..
The Tanner Family
Mae, Monique, Hal & Tee

Vernice Kidd

January 15, 2020

Words cannot adequately describe such a beautiful person. Linda was caring, concerned and sincere. An Angel has its well-deserved wings. May God cradle her in His bosom and comfort the family!

Antonio Baldwin

January 14, 2020

As much as this stopped me in my tracks I cant help but smile as I am flooded with memories of an exceptionally lovely woman. I cant recall many interactions that didnt involve seeing her smiling and laughing. As we got to know each other she would regale me with tales about adventures with her "fabulous friends"
-wink- and various introspective anecdotes that can only be offered by someone as experienced in life as she was. As sad as this news is I will remember her smile. I offer my deepest condolences to her beautiful children and remind you to tap into the strength I know she instilled in all of you. xoxo

Fred Villarreal

January 14, 2020

Haniyyah and family, I would like to offer you my deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of your Linda rest in peace. May the Lord bless and comfort you during this time of grief. After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us.