Linda Ruth Woods (Reed), 62, of Deer Lodge, Tennessee entered into eternal rest on September 9th, 2021. Linda is survived by her daughters: Mabrena D. Moore and Amber A. Haley. Linda is also remembered by her grandchildren: Austin R. Moore, Catelyn M. Moore, Dylan A. Moore, and J. Eli Haley, as well as her sisters: Geraldine Snow and Wilma Thompson, and her brother: Gary Reed. Linda is preceded in death by her father, Dellmer Clyde Reed, mother, Mabel Irene Reed (Hatmaker), and daughter, Amanda Gail Lindsay.
Linda was the true embodiment of a nature lover. Her fervor for all things natural and animal-related knew no bounds. She was known to be able to tame any animal, a gift that she was always happy to put to use and share with others. That same gentle and kind spirit beckoned to not only animals, but people as well. During her life, Linda shone a light that drew others to her; a beacon of all that was good, she was never one to dim that light. Many of those friendships, formed on the basis of true love and compassion for others, turned into lifelong family bonds.
If she was not spending time in nature, Linda could be found standing over a trove of confectionary ingredients- creating baked goods that were truly unique and delicious. Her creativity extended far beyond the mixing bowls and sugar-filled spoons of her kitchen, to all aspects of her life. Never was there a challenge she could not overcome, never a mountain too steep to climb, or an obstacle to tough to face.
Linda was the sweetest, most beautiful soul that one could have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She was an angel on Earth, now amongst others in heaven. Linda will be missed more than she could have ever imagined, but she will always be remembered: in the first bite a freshly baked cake, in the warm greeting from each rising sun, and in all our hearts. We love you, and miss you, Momma. Always watch over us.
“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”
Linda’s memorial service will be held Monday, September 13th, 2021, from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm, at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home- 2653 N. Main St., Crossville, TN 38555.