Linda Turner Todd was born on September 26, 1953 in Magnolia, AR.
She was the 6th child of 8 children born to Herbert D. and Vernice Turner. She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Rudolph, Florence, Nathan, Ray, Herbert S., Weber, and Gary.
She attended school at Columbia school of Magnolia. She was one of the first African Americans to be integrated with The Magnolia public schools in junior high and completed high school with the high school graduating class of 1971. She attended SAU for a short time. She joined the work force and worked several years before her last job as a paraprofessional for the Magnolia School district. During this time she returned to school at SAU Tech where she was awarded scholarships. She was able to bless her grandchild, Sharri with one of the awarded scholarships for college. She loved the children and was well loved by the students in the school district. She was known by her students as Mama Linda or Grandma Linda.
Linda joined Trinity CME at a young age. And later joined Beach Hill AME and served diligently as a choir member and on the usher board later becoming the president of the usher board. She served faithfully until her health declined.
She joined in Holy matrimony to Carl Edward Todd on March 21, 1974. To this union 2 sons were born, Reginald (Miesha) of Dallas, Tx and Steven Todd of the home. She also leaves to cherish her memories, a daughter, Sherri Sharp of Dallas, TX, God daughter, Cerosha Harden, God son Terry Leaks, brother Cedric Turner (Barberina) of Dallas Tx. Grandchildren, Sharri, Countess, Adrian, Bryantt, Raija, Raile, RJ, Zane, Jarrod, Tyrese, Trayden. 4 great grandchildren. sister-in laws Patricia Turner, Flossie Turner, Sara Todd, Cora Sutton and Connie Todd Samples. Brother in laws-Thomas Todd (Jackie Ann), Larry Todd (Sharon), Ronnie Todd (Carla). A lifelong childhood friend of 63 years, Gwen Carter, a special friend Mary Lou Hunter, a dear sweet classmate/friend Carrie Gilmore, special friends, Jackie Smith and Brenda Murria. A host of nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.