She was a lifelong resident of the Athens area born on Oct. 26, 1952, a daughter of the later Robert and Hazel Thurman.
She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Union Grove Baptist Church of Decatur. She enjoyed crafts and attending the local flea markets.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Phyllis Thurman.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of 44 years, John Henry Brooks; two sons: Jason Lee Brooks and wife, Kelli, and John Albert Books; two brothers: Lonnie Thurman (Rose) and Bobby R. Thurman (Cheryl): four grandchildren: Brittny Brooks, Jacob Brooks, McKayla Brooks and Michelle Brooks; and several other extended family members and friends.
A visitation will be held tonight, from 5 to 7, Feb. 19, 2013, in the parlor of Companion Funeral & Cremation Service, 2415 Georgetown Road in Cleveland.
There will be a private burial in the Short Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Linda and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.