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Linda Lloyd-Edwards

Linda Lloyd, age 66, of Wylie, Texas let, go of this life on August 5, 2019. Her body was worn down from chronic illness, and she could not fight any longer. She was born Linda Ray in Silverton, Oregon on July 5, 1953, to the late Carroll Jackson Byrd (Bill Ray) and Josephine Bell Stonebraker. After the leaving the Methodist Home for Children in Waco, Texas, Linda was later adopted by her stepfather to become Linda Poole. Her professional life was varied and interesting. She worked at Texas Instruments as a buyer, became a truck driver to escape corporate life, and then she travelled working in nuclear facilities along with her deceased brother, Richard Byrd Ray. She also trained as a welder, a community college instructor, as well as a licensed real estate salesperson. Linda lived all over the Midwest, but her heart was always in Texas.

Linda is survived by her only child, Delleez (Lloyd) Dennis (husband Brian); her granddaughters Morgan (Shoemaker) Perez (husband Tony), and Alexandra Shoemaker; her grandson Jesse Shoemaker; and her step-grandson Brice Dennis. She also leaves behind two sisters, Ruby and Neola Poole, one brother Billy Poole, as well as loved ones Scott and Marilyn Shoemaker.

Linda was a talented woman who loved to be near water. She spent many summers taking her grandchildren to the beach in Michigan when they were young. She made her own clothing, she wrote poetry and short stories, but never shared them with the world. She loved animals and the Dallas Cowboys. She had a tragic and difficult childhood that spilled into adulthood. Linda ruled her life with her heart and lived moment to moment with a sense of untamable freedom. She was a loving and passionate woman. In the face of all adversity she strived everyday to be better…to be stronger. Her perseverance can be seen in the strength and beauty of her life’s greatest love, her daughter, Delleez. Her life was never simple or easy, but she loved her grandchildren fiercely. Linda was a brave woman who battled for as long as she could. She was very giving and generous; even offering many a refuge in her own home over the years. She has left this world, but she will forever be loved in the hearts of her family and friends (Charl Martin Johnson).

Linda did not wish for a grand service upon her death. She wished only for cremation and that she be let go with dignity. Her ashes will be going to Australia with her daughter and son-in-law, where she always dreamed of traveling.

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