Linda Louise Bell

March 19, 1941November 18, 2020

Linda Louise Wilson Bell of Oklahoma City, OK, 79, passed Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Linda was born in Dallas, TX on March 19, 1941, to the late Joseph F. Wilson and the late Opal D. Gant. They lived in Dallas and surrounding areas before moving to Garland, TX, where she spent her years growing up. In 1966 she met and married the father of her two children, Eric Bell, and Kathleen Lehmann.

Linda worked at Garland Bank & Trust right out of high school up until her son was born in 1969. She worked as a preschool teacher at First Baptist Church Plano and moved on to the church office a few years later to spend 21 years supporting the youth, single adult, and childhood education ministries. She also taught children’s Sunday School and sang in the church choir, where she was known for her beautiful alto voice.

Linda retired in 2006. She moved to Oklahoma City to live with her son Eric in 2012. She was diagnosed with Dementia in 2013 and moved to a Senior Living Community, where she lived until she passed away.

Linda is survived by her two children, Eric (spouse Richard) and Kathleen (spouse Scott), 3 grandchildren as well as her brother Don Wilson, sister-in-law Diane Wilson, niece Natalie Trace and nephew Ronnie Wilson along with great-nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held Sunday, November 22, 2020, at 10 am at Big Springs Cemetery in Garland, TX, with family and close friends in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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Sandra Callicutt

November 24, 2020

Linda and I were friends for over 30 years. We worked together at FBC Plano in the Child Development Center. Later she worked in the office for several ministers.
Our husbands played on the church softball team where we became good friends. We later played on the same couples volleyball team. We sang in the choir together and loved every minute of it and especially The Living Christmas Tree. Loved her. Sandra and Jack

Joanne and Gary Cox

November 24, 2020

Linda was such a sweet and kind person to us and our son Michael. She was very active in the Childhood Development program and helpful as a church secretary. Linda always had the most friendly smile and kind manor. We have followed the postings that Eric has shared for the last few years. We know she is resting safely in Jesus' loving care.

Greg Gant

November 23, 2020

Oh dang! She was one Of my favs. What a great cuz.! She was always great and loving to me. A beautiful person is gone!

Sheila Pederson

November 23, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed knowing Linda when we were both soccer moms, when Kathleen played on the Angels soccer team with my daughter, Vicki. She was a sweet, caring lady, and fun to be around. Prayers for the family.


November 23, 2020

Linda was a special person.We loved pulling wee jokes on one another at FBC.where we both worked.I was in choir with her and always enjoyed being around her!She was a beautiful Christian lady.I will always remember her.RIP sweet Linda!Prayers go out to all the family.God bless you all.

Linda Caddell

November 23, 2020

Many special memories of Linda. We played volleyball together. She was instrumental in getting me involved with choir at FBC Plano. She was a very special person. Loved being around her.