Linda Pearl Bilkey
December 30, 1951 – September 29, 2019
Linda Pearl Bilkey, age 67, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at home, surrounded by her loved ones.
Linda was an avid gardener who enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, reading, and cooking with her family. She donated her time and energy to making a more comfortable and breathable prostheses known as ‘knitted knockers’ (based on the pattern name) and softer chemo hats for Lubbock’s Inside Out Foundation, and also knitted tiny beanies for premature babies and crocheted octopi for them to curl their little fingers around instead of the tubing in the NICU at the women’s and children’s hospital.
Linda is preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Louise Griffith, her father, Carl Alvin Russell, and her brothers Delbart Gerald Russell and Carl Wayne Russell. She is survived by her loving family, husband, Clay, and daughter, Andrea.
A gathering to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday October 12, 2019 at Resthaven Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given in her honor to The Inside Out Foundation in Lubbock, via http://theinsideoutfoundation.org/, phone number (806)-722-0750, or 4630 50th Street, Suite 500, Lubbock, TX, 79414.
- Carl Alvin Russell, Father (deceased)
- Virginia Louise Griffith, Mother (deceased)
- Delbart Gerald Russell and Carl Wayne Russell, Brothers (deceased)
- Clay ~, Husband
- Andrea ~, Daughter
- Gathering Saturday, October 12, 2019
Linda Pearl Bilkey
October 8, 2019
We miss Linda so much as a friend who brought her talents to Lubbock and shared with The Inside Out. The knitted knockers have been a loving part of our ministry ever since . Linda knitted several winter caps for me and every time I put them on I think about the love she put into each and every one.
God rest your sweet soul dear friend, you will be in my heart forever.