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Linda Joyce Fennell

March 15, 1943October 6, 2020
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March 15, 1943, Oh what a day of rejoicing it truly was, for the world was blessed with the birth of Linda Joyce Lawrence to Cleveland Lawrence and Vita Michels. Linda was born in St Catherine, Jamaica, W.I. and raised in Portland where she completed her education. She later moved to Kingston Jamaica where she was employed as a manager of several food and beverage establishments. Linda migrated to Miami Florida to live the American dream. Shortly after her arrival, she furthered her education and received a degree in Mental Health Services. Her degree was well utilized when she began her tenure and Jackson Health Systems in the mental health hospital. Because of her gregarious and outgoing personality mixed with her nurturing spirit, she was given the affectionate title of “momma Linda” which she was called by both staff and patients alike. She remained faithful to her post and Jackson for 33 years forming lifelong friendships and alliances. Linda created a beautiful living legacy of family, they include 6 children Oswald (Monte), Donald (Danny), Shirley (Pinky who proceeded her to death), Shailon (Sha Sha), Ansell and Eddie. From these beginnings came 21 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She also leaves behind 3 sisters: Doxy McGhann-Smith, Viola Lawrence (Valerie) and Marcia King (Lorna), a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and a myriad of friends. Linda left us, after living a vibrant life and fighting a tireless fight with Parkinson’s. Though she may have left us to join the Father, she did not leave us empty for she was known as a giver; a giver of her time, a giver of her wisdom, and above all a giver of her love. As a testament of her humble spirit, are all the tokens of love she has collected over the years from friends, colleagues, and family. Today and everyday moving forward we will honor her by thinking of others and maintaining a bright disposition despite challenges. We know we were loved.

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    Thursday, October 15, 2020

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Linda Joyce Fennell

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Leon Dixon

October 16, 2020

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Aunt Linda. I know how close she and my mom (Valerie) were, and that this is a difficult time for everyone who knew and loved her.

Our deepest condolences goes to family and friends. God have her in his arms and we have her in our hearts. Aunt Linda is sadly missed but never forgotten.

God bless!!

Gabby R

October 16, 2020

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday. Our sincerest condolences, Momma Linda was loved by all -From: Gabby and Uncle Fred. Picture (from left to right): my dad "Uncle Fred", my cousin Lance "Lancey", me (Gabby), my mom "Shirely/Aunt Pinky", momma Linda (my grandma Linda). Hopefully my mom and momma Linda are reunited again and are happy.

Valerie Patterson

October 14, 2020

Linda was always a joy and comfort to be around, a lady who resonated a sweet demeanor and poise. She was armed with the Word of God and prayer. Much love and care to her family who will miss her most.
Valerie Patterson

Erma Wilson

October 14, 2020

I was saddened to here of the passing of Ms. Linda(Mama Linda).

It’s hard to understand why people are taken from us, but find comfort in knowing you were a special part of a well lived life.

You’re all in my thoughts, my heart ❤️ and my prayers. May Angels 😇 walk with y’all today and always.

Wishing you and your family strength and peace to face the days to come.

Mama Linda was loved❤️ And will be missed.

Danielle Sigman

October 12, 2020

My condolences to Shailon and family. Your descriptions of your mother painted a picture of love, care and big heart. Thank you for sharing your stories of your mother and I am incredibly sorry for her passing. I pray for strength and remembrance for you and your family.

Dorothy Richardson

October 11, 2020

Mama Linda, you were out of sight for a little while, but never out of mind. Now you are gone but will never be forgotten. You were the best neighbor, and dearest friend one could ever have. The best mother, and grandmother I know . Sleep on beloved sleep and take your well earned rest.
I met you as a stranger, I took you as a friend. I hope we'll meet in heaven
Where friendship never ends.

veronica williams

October 11, 2020

My greatest condolence to the bereaved families. It is of shared heart and the emotional bond that connects me to the memories of Mama Linda. Although these memories in time and her presence may have been distance I have never forgotten her. I will always cherish Mama Linda in my heart. Rest in peace "Mama Linda"
Veronica Scott Williams

Leonid Riley

October 11, 2020

To the family and friends we are all sorry for our loss of our dear departed friend mother sister and grandmother Linda .May we all be comforted by our memories of her.May her sweet soul rest in peace.She will be sorely missed

Jennifer Murray-Butts

October 11, 2020

Will always remember your beautiful smile and your kind words of encouragement, Sleep on beloved may your soul rest in peace.love always

Ansell Barrett

October 10, 2020

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