Linda Susan LePard, age 56, of Elgin, passed away on June 15, 2016 at home.  She was born in Chicago, IL November 19, 1959 to the loving parents of James and Mary Ray.

Linda had a kind and giving heart, perfect attributes for her job as a caretaker for the elderly.  She always welcomed friends with love and never refused to help someone in need.

In her free time, Linda enjoyed knitting, crocheting and reading.  She was incredibly happy on the day her first grandchild, Angel Justin Ray, was born. She enjoyed spending holidays with her grandchildren, great-nieces and nephews, and loved to spoil each one.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband.

Linda is survived by her children, Jimmy and Tommy Ray; siblings Donald, Thomas and Kathy Ray; grandchildren Nikki Griffis and Angel Justin Ray; nieces and nephews, Gabriel, Melissa, Jimmy (“Pooky”), Stephanie, Nicole, Annette and Udea Ray.

Visitation will be 1:00pm-5:00pm Saturday June 25, 2016 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St, Elgin.  Services will be at 4:30pm with Rev. Tim Perry officiating.  Interment will be private.  For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit

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