Linda S. Thomas, age 64, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, July 11, 2014 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. She was born February 6, 1950 in Quincy, Illinois to Ruth Williams-Parker.

Linda had a life-long, unbreakable bond with her Savior, Jesus Christ. Never without the joy of life, Linda lived every moment to the fullest.  Every Spring, Linda looked forward to planting her flowers in the front yard. Sewing was a passion in life, and she made clothes for herself, family and friends. She was a loving and gentle woman who lived for her children and love ones.  Her children consider her to be the best example of strength and courage, because she never showed fear, even in her darkest hours. She is loved by many and will be forever in their hearts. Linda was a true fighter, never giving up the fight, even when her body failed.

She is survived by her sister, Fayth L. (Jerome) Pinnix , her children, Douglas Anderson, Deanna Thomas-Carl (Brent), Constance Jordan, Omar Thomas, Levi Thomas II, Lelita Wiggins (Larry), Linda Kay Thomas and Roderick Mann, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Thursday July 17, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM with services starting at 1:00 PM at First United Methodist Church, 116 NE Perry Ave, Peoria IL, 61603. Arrangements entrusted to Madison Funeral Home, 847-741-1128

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