OBITUARY

Linda Everett

Passed away on November 4, 2018
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Linda Everett, 78, of Lubbock, Texas, passed away November 4, 2018. She was born in El Dorado, Arkansas in October of 1940.

Linda graduated from Snyder High School and married Buddy Everett on June 6, 1959. She was a wife, mom and Mawmaw. Linda was a member of Highland Baptist Church, and she had a passion for teaching and loving on her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Buddy, daughters; Lisa Coleman and husband, Steve Coleman, of Abilene, Crista Everett of Lubbock, and Angie Everett-Melton of Overland Park, Kansas; grandchildren: Chad Coleman, Brad Coleman and wife, Lori, Andy Vancleave and wife, Brooke, Aaron Vancleave, Stephanie Beyer and husband, Dennis, Kaeden Melton and Karsen Melton; great-grandchildren: Rylee Vancleave, Graysen Vancleave, Preston Vancleave, Hayden Vancleave, Tucker Coleman, Sophie Beyer, Taylor and Taytum Coleman, brother; Bob Mooty and wife, Bretza and numerous nieces and nephews that all meant the world to her.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11:00 am at Highland Baptist Church. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, November 7, 2018, from 6-8 pm at Resthaven Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Lubbock or to Highland Baptist Church. Online condolences may be offered at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Lloyd Leon and Georgia Estelle Mooty, Parents
  • Buddy Everett, Husband
  • Lisa Coleman and husband, Steve, Crista Everett, and Angie Everett-Melton, Daughters
  • Chad Coleman, Brad Coleman and wife, Lori, Andy Vancleave and wife, Brooke, Aaron Vancleave, Stephanie Beyer and husband, Dennis, Kaeden Melton and Karsen Melton, Grandchildren
  • Rylee Vancleave, Graysen Vancleave, Preston Vancleave, Hayden Vancleave, Tucker Coleman, Sophie Beyer, Taylor and Taytum Coleman, Great-grandchildren
  • Bob Mooty and wife, Bretza, Brother
  • Numerous nieces and nephews that all meant the world to her.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chad Coleman , Honorary
  • Andy Vancleave, Honorary
  • Brad Coleman, Honorary
  • Aaron Vancleave, Honorary
  • Kaeden Melton, Honorary
  • Karsen Melton, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Hospice of Lubbock

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 8, 2018
REMEMBERING

Linda Everett

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Carolyn McGee

November 8, 2018

I just learned today of sweet Linda's passing. I was in exercise class with her for many years. She was a very positive and encouraging person. I enjoyed my time with her in class so much. My prayers and sympathy to the family.
Carolyn McGee 🙏🏻❤️

Sara Brand

November 8, 2018

Held, rocked, fed, cleaned, diapered, played with, sang to, prayed for and taught about Jesus. There are a few of the things that Ms. Linda did for my boys, Chase and Chandler, for many, many years at Highland Baptist Church in the baby nursery and preschool Sunday School. There was another Ms. Linda in the preschool area at that time, who we also loved, but when attempting to differentiate between the two, when Chandler was three years old, he affectionately dubbing this Ms. Linda as "Our favorite Ms. Linda"! I told her about that moniker so many years ago, but she turned that affection back in our direction and told me how much she loved my boys and what a good job I was doing as a mom.
I never left her presence that I did not feel loved and encouraged, so much so, that I selfishly volunteered in the preschool area and always requested to serve in her room. She would smile and laugh and tell me about her daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren. We also talked a lot about baseball.
As my boys grew and left the preschool area they would make a point to stop on their way in to worship each week to hug "Our favorite Ms. Linda" and Mr. Buddy. As for me, I continued to volunteer and continued to request to serve with her.
My boys are twenty years old now, but we still call her "Our favorite Ms. Linda."
It was clear to all who knew her that loving children was the ministry of her heart, but I wonder if she knew what a great blessing she was to the mother's of those children.
I am profoundly grateful for the influence she had on the masses of children that have passed through her arms at HBC, especially mine. I am a better woman, mother, wife, friend, servant, and Christ follower because of the time that I spent with "Our favorite Ms. Linda."

Sincerely,
Sara Brand

James & Peggy McGuire

November 8, 2018

Dear Buddy, Girls and Family,

We were so sad to learn of Linda's passing. She was truly a beautiful person and had such a loving heart for others. I know she was so proud of her family and you all were very blessed to have someone as special as her in your lives. She will always be with you, as her memories are forever in your hearts. I am sorry we can't be there to honor her at the service today, but know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that God will put his loving arms around each of you and give you comfort, strength and peace as you go through this difficult time. But also remember to rejoice for Linda as she enters into her new Heavenly home where there is no suffering, and she gets to meet Jesus and be with loved ones who have gone before her. What a glorious day! May God bless each of you with his love.

James and Peggy McGuire

Dianne Carlson

November 7, 2018

Linda was one of my cousins, a very special cousin whom I Loved so very much. Even tho their were many miles separating us ,we didn’t see each other often, but when we did it was a party we just clicked.
Linda named her first child after me, Lisa Dianne, I was honored.
I send all my Love to Buddy and all the family.

Dianne

Stephanie Beyer

November 6, 2018

Love you Mawmaw! You brought so much happiness anytime anyone was around. We will see you again!

Andy Vancleave

November 5, 2018

I love you mawmaw! The best person I have ever known, and the rock for our entire family! We will see you again!

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Biography

Linda Everett was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Linda will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

       Linda was born on October 31, 1940 in El Dorado, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Lloyd Leon and Georgia Estelle Mooty.

      A typical teenager, Linda had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She graduated from Snyder High School. She enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers.

       Empathic and loyal, Linda was committed to making her new family happy. She exchanged wedding vows with Buddy Everett on June 6, 1959.  Linda worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Linda was blessed with three daughters, Lisa, Crista and Angie. Another blessing for Linda was the gift of seven grandchildren, Chad, Brad, Andy, Aaron, Stephanie, Kaeden and Karsen. Her favorite pursuits were teaching and loving on her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a wife, mom and Mawmaw.

      Linda’s faith was important to her. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church.

      Linda passed away on November 4, 2018 at her residence in Lubbock, Texas. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Buddy; daughters: Lisa Coleman and husband, Steve Coleman, Crista Everett, and Angie Everett-Melton; grandchildren: Chad Coleman, Brad Coleman and wife Lori, Andy Vancleave and wife Brooke, Aaron Vancleave, Stephanie Beyer and husband Dennis, Kaeden Melton and Karsen Melton, great-grandchildren; Rylee Vancleave, Graysen Vancleave, Preston Vancleave, Hayden Vancleave, Tucker Coleman, Sophie Beyer, Taylor and Taytum Coleman; brother, Bob Mooty and wife Bretza and numerous nieces and nephews that all meant the world to her. Services were held at Highland Baptist Church. Linda was laid to rest in Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock, Texas.

      Simply stated, Linda was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Linda leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Linda Everett.