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Sunday April 29th, 2018
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CLEVELAND - Linda Jones Blaine, age 68, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at her home.
Visitation will be held from Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. A Celebration of Life service will Monday, April 30, 2018 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church in Cleveland, MS. Reverend Brad Beckwith and Reverend Higdon Herrington will officiate.
Linda was born on December 27, 1949 to Robert and Georgia(Parks) Jones in Yazoo City, MS. She graduated Yazoo High School and continued her education at Delta State University where she received a Master in Education in 1972. She married Ernest Blaine on April 9, 1971 at Dockery Baptist Church. They lived in Ruleville, MS, Nashville, TN, St. Louis, MO and moved back to Cleveland in 2002. Linda was a school teacher for 45 years where she taught in Drew, MS, twice in Ruleville, MS, Nashville, TN, O'Fallon, MO, Cypress Park in Cleveland, MS, Bell Elementary in Boyle, MS and Parks Elementary in Cleveland, MS. Teaching was one of the most important parts of her life. No matter what the situation she always found the good side of a child that she taught. During the time she taught, she influenced some 850-900 children. Linda loved to play tennis, working with flowers in her garden, walking and exercising. She was a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan, often able to give the stats on the players.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Madison Jones and Georgia Parks Jones and her sister Marsha Jones Foxworth.
Linda is survived by Spouse, Ernest Blaine of Cleveland, MS; Son, Brian(Danielle) Blaine of Des Moines, IA; Son, Christopher(Katherine Patterson) Blaine of Cleveland, MS; Brother, Robert "Bob"(Mary) Jones of Fayetteville, TN; Granddaughters, Kaitlyn, Jessie, Emma and Audry; Brother-in-law, Raymond Foxworth of Jackson, MS; Brother-in- law, Billy Griffin of Ruleville, MS; Sister in Law, Faye Griffin of Ruleville, MS.
Pallbearers will be Wylie Hilburn, D.L. Jones, Jr., Bobby Griffin, Brad Baughtman, Tommy Goodwin and Joe McCoy. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Foxworth, Robert "Bob" Jones, Raymond Foxworth, Pete Burnett, Butch Jenkins, Tommy Garner, Gary Hawthorne, Jerry Ainsworth, Harry Howarth, Tommy Taylor, John Oswalt, Marcie Mullins, Roy Weeks, James Vance, Vince Muzzi, Charlie Turner, Jimmie Kittrell, Tommy Naron, Blake Ferretti, Chet Norton, Tommy Barrett, Paul Lindsey, Bobby Guest, Cliff Cooper, Pittman Edwards, Doug Fisher and Jimmy Russell and all other Coffee shop coffee drinkers.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund 101 Bolivar Ave. Cleveland, MS 38732.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.
My sincere condolences to your family. May the God of all comfort give you peace, as you think back on the beautiful memories you shared with your loved one. Always reflect on Gods promise at John 5:28-29, that they are in his memory and soon you will be able to see them again through the promised resurrection hope. I pray for peace and comfort for your family. Please visit JW.ORG for more comforting information on how to cope with this enemydeath.
T. Smith May 17 2018 12:00 AM
Im sorry for your loss. We gain comfort during these difficult times by remembering the Bibles promise of a resurrection (John 5:28, 29).
To learn more, please visit www.jw.org
Friends May 4 2018 12:00 AM
I am truly sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the Blaine family find comfort and strength in Jesus promise along with our heavenly father Jehovah of the earthly resurrection, where death will be eliminated forever. Truly, what a glorious and unbelievable day that will be, for God cannot lie!
Debora Bailey May 2 2018 12:00 AM
Heaven received a true angel with Ms. Linda, she always had a smile on her face and a big hug for you when you saw her. Prayers for Mr. Ernie, Chris and the rest of the family. She will be missed.
David M. Griffith Apr 30 2018 12:00 AM
I am so sad to hear of Linda's passing. I was just notified this afternoon. Sending condolences to her family.
Robert "Skipper" Love
Robert Love Apr 30 2018 12:00 AM
Almost 50 years ago, I met Linda in class st DSU! She was a dear friend from that day on! We reared our children together! What wonderful memories we made! Prayers for Ernie, Brian, Chris, their wives, and Lindas blessings, her precious grandchildren! I know where Linda is tonight! Shes healthy and so happy in Heaven! Love the Blaines!
Marsha Goodwin Apr 28 2018 12:00 AM
Dear Blaine family,
I am so sorry for your loss of a beautiful, loving, caring and generous woman, Linda. I feel so blessed to have been a close friend of hers for many years. I will surely miss her.
Love you all,
Sharon Meyer Apr 28 2018 12:00 AM
We are so sad to learn of Linda's passing. Our prayers and hopes are with Ernest and family as they go through this sudden transition.
Stansel and Lisa Harvey Apr 27 2018 12:00 AM
Linda and I grew up next door to each other. So sorry to hear of her passing. Praying for family. Candace Masterson Potter.
Candace Masterson Potter Apr 27 2018 12:00 AM
May she rest in peace.
Chris Balducci Apr 27 2018 12:00 AM