Linda Nell Carden Locke was born on November 14, 1948 in Ft Worth, Texas to Guy and Nellie Carden and passed away on February 9, 2019 at home with her daughter by her side after a short but hard fight with pancreatic cancer. She was 70 years young.
Linda grew up in Ft Worth with her parents and brother, Douglas and of course “the cousins”. She loved to recall how much she enjoyed spending time with “the cousins” growing up and all of their shenanigans. Little known fact – Linda took voice lessons as a young girl to learn to sing opera. She graduated from Polytechnic High School Class of 1966.
Linda had only one child, Holly Susanne Sherrill, which she counted as one of her greatest accomplishments. Linda loved wearing hats but her favorite “hats” were those of Mom, Grandmom, AND especially GIGI. Linda met and spent 25+ years with the love of her life, Phillip R. Locke – aka the real PAPA, and they shared many adventures while driving the “Big Rigs”. She also enjoyed being a Preschool Teacher for several years. She was an avid reader, she loved collecting piggy’s, enjoyed watching football, and taking in plays with Holly, had a very eclectic love of music, and loved to watch Christmas chick flicks on the Hallmark Channel… but most of all she loved spending time with her family and close friends.
When she was able to attend church she was a member of Twin Oaks Baptist Church. Although she wasn’t “perfect” she loved the Lord and tried her best to set a good example for others to follow.
Linda is survived by her “favorite” daughter Holly Sherrill and husband Michael, her 2 grandsons Brandon Locke Sr. and Joshua Chapman and her favorite little people: Brandon Jr., Phillip, Chloe, Rosalynd, Lilly, Riley, and Eli. And her “favorite” niece Laura Parker.
Memorial Service will be held at Twin Oaks Baptist Church in Keller, Texas on Saturday February 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm, with Brother Scott Ketchum officiating.
The family would like to extend a very special “Thank You” to the many friends and family for their donations and help… especially for all the prayers lifted up for our family.
“When Tomorrow Starts Without Me”
When tomorrow starts without me,
And I am not there to see;
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me;
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
Each time that you think of me,
I know you’ll miss me too
So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I’m right here, in your heart.