We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Sacred Funeral Home
Linda Carol Green was born in Dallas, Texas on March 10, 1957, to the parentage of Neely Jack and Viola Jill Green. Linda grew up in the church and accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at a very early age. She was in the first class to be baptized at the new location of Good Street Baptist Church in the early 1970’s. She was a member of the award-winning, well known Good Street Baptist Church Choir. She travelled with the choir as they were invited to perform all across America.
Growing up, Linda loved to play sports, more specifically, baseball with the neighborhood kids. They were affectionately known as the Sutter Street Gang. She graduated from Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School in Dallas, Texas in 1975. In high school, Linda was a member of the drill team, The Prancers, and the National Honor Society. Linda continued her education at North Texas State University in Denton, Texas.
Linda was employed by Southwestern Bell for twenty years. In 2000, she joined PepsiCo Incorporated as a contractor. She joined PepsiCo full-time in April 2001 in the Global Procurement Department. She supported major Frito-Lay brands such as Lay’s, Cheetos, and Fritos over the course of her career. She received several promotions and retired as an Assistant Analyst for the Frito-Lay North American Packaging and Seasoning Deployment group. “Linda was more than a colleague. She was a friend, mentor, big sister, prayer warrior, and confidant to many.” -Rachel Thomas, PepsiCo Global Procurement Senior Director.
Linda was briefly married to Jurel Smith in 1982. She never had children, however, she loved and helped raise her niece, Chanel, as if she were her own child. She absolutely adored Chanel and her great-nephew, Cedric Jack Anthony (CJ). She was a spirited, generous, kind-hearted, compassionate, fun-loving, person who never held her tongue for anyone except for her parents. As a sports enthusiast, she unequivocally loved the Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas Mavericks. She was called “Coach” on game day on her Facebook Roll Call posts. She enjoyed going to the casino, good food, travelling, cooking, a good party, talking on the phone, and social gatherings with family and friends. Her joyful, friendly personality and her passion for mentoring garnered Linda many friends in all areas of her life, especially in her support group.
Linda is preceded in death by her loving parents, Neely Jack and Viola Jill Green. She leaves to cherish her beautiful memories her sisters Jacqueline Green and Kim (Clint) Standley, her niece, Chanel (Cedric) Moses, her great-nephew Cedric Jack Anthony Moses and a host of relatives and friends. She shared a lifelong, sisterly relationship with her cousins, Sherry L. Watkins and Karen Watkins Munson. Linda had a strong, steadfast contingent of friends who maintained a faithful, continuous, DAILY visitation schedule during her hospital confinements: Sharon Fordham, Pam McClendon, Lucinda Blake, Anita Ingram, Sandra Thomas, Kathy Shaw, Cencelia Pierre, Janet Mitchell, Toni Mignogna, Toni Lamber, and Tara Bowens.
Linda was the life of the party and her candle will continue to burn brightly in our hearts and illumine our lives forever.