Linda Kaye Franklin, 69, of Lubbock, Texas passed away on January 29, 2018. A visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home of Lubbock, Texas from 6-8 pm on Friday, February 2nd. Funeral services will be held at Resthaven at 10 am on Saturday, February 3rd. Linda was born on March 7, 1948 in Denver City, Texas to R.D. Walker and Carmen Driver. She graduated from Denver City High School in 1966 and was married to the love of her life, Johnny Myer Franklin for 51 years. She came to know Christ as her personal Savior at an early age in Seminole, Texas and above all things set an example to her children and grandchildren that Christ was first in her life. She was not ashamed of the Lord, loved reading her Bible, taught Sunday School, discipled thousands of prisoners and was a member of the Broadway Church of Christ for more than 40 years.
All the grandchildren know her affectionately as “Big Mama” and she lived life to the fullest. She lived for family time together, putting together photo albums, quilting, cooking (until we all “burst”), the Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, Red Raiders and every activity her children and grandchildren dove into. She was a West Texan – through and through, started and operated a daycare in her home for many years to later become the office manager of Parks Printing in Lubbock. She was a tremendous worker and wasone of those people who in many ways had a lot of physical challenges in her life having had manysurgeries. Yet in those challenges, she lived life with determination that she was going to rely on the Lord, that she could make it, and that she was going to overcome. You couldn’t help but admire her strength and there is little doubt that it was Christ that enabled her to be so productive in making her life a contribution to not only her family but to others as well.
Mom fought the good fight of faith all the way to the end and we are comforted knowing that God had a better plan which was to take her to heaven. She will never grow old there, there is no sicknessand there is no more pain. What a tremendous testimony of love and dedication. We are so blessed.
Linda is survived by husband John; her son, Tom and wife Regina, missionaries in the Dominican Republic; her daughter, Gabrielle Olguin and her husband Steve, of Lubbock; eight grandchildren;and 5 siblings, Richard Walker and his wife Kip of Florence, Alabama; Mike and his wife Vicky Walker of Magnolia, Texas; John Walker and his wife Janie of Midlothian, Texas; Billy Walker and his wife Anita of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Susan Wilson and her husband Jesse of Azle, Texas.
Memorials can be made to the Children’s Home of Lubbock and online tributes at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com