Linda Foster Ledford

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Linda Foster Ledford Linda Foster Ledford of Tullahoma passed from this life into the waiting arms of Jesus on May 4th at Brighton Gardens in Brentwood. Born in Old Hickory, Tennessee to the late Edward and Mary Elizabeth Foster, she was raised to model her life after Proverbs 31. Linda was a devoted wife to Bob, loving mother to their 6 children, and adoring Nana to 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Friends often asked Linda how she managed to accomplish so much as a busy wife and mother. She was ever industrious, energetic, generous, and compassionate in her daily tasks while caring for her family and many acquaintances. She was well known for her hospitality and her love of fun. Many a good conversation took place around her morning table over a cup of coffee, and she was quick to take meals and kind company to those in need. When Bob retired, they spent part of their time in a second home in Fairhope, Alabama where they were welcomed into another church family. It didn’t take long for folks there to embrace the Sunday morning “hat lady” as one of their own. She shared her love of Fairhope with several of her Tennessee friends, creating adventures and warm memories all around. In a word, warmth probably best describes how Linda lived her days. She was a remarkable daughter, sister, wife, mother, Nana, and friend. Her absence will be deeply felt. In her later years, Linda considered long obituaries distasteful, but this writer will bear the blame. She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter Judith Sluder. She is survived by brothers Larry (Lynn) Foster and Danny (Lynn) Foster; her husband of 66 years Robert Ledford, Sr; and their children: Valerie (Clark) Brandon, Mike (Jennifer) Ledford, Libby (Kevin) Collins, Rob (Melanie) Ledford, Jennifer (Randy) Wolcott; her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at Cedar Lane Church of Christ on May 21st with visitation from 1:00-3:00 pm and memorial service at 3:00 pm. Ladies are invited to wear hats to the service in Linda’s memory. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cedar Lane Church of Christ in memory of Linda for the ministry to the Church in Athens, Greece.

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  1. Oh My! What a great picture. Iloved her wonderful hats and would look around on Sundays for her to come in so I could see what great hat she would be wearing. My Mother and I have enjoyed her hospitality. She was such a gracious and kind woman. I have missed them. Treasure the memories. Linda Clark

  2. Jennifer I still remember fondly your Mother’s hospitality! Especially the many birthdays I spent with you and Judith at the house eating heavenly hash ice cream. Or the times I’d come over to play Holly Hobby or chat about what was going on in our Boxcar Kids books. Thank you for being a part of sone my most joyful and memorable childhood memories! And I honor and thank your precious Mother for making that happen! I love you my friend and you all are in my prayers.

  3. I would say that Linda was the epitome of the Godly woman. She was lovely in every sense of the word in my eyes. I send my love to all the family. Hugs, Vickie McAlister

  4. My love to the family in this season of mourning and transition of life. God bless your hearts!

    A Memorial Tree was planted in memory of Linda Foster Ledford
  5. Praying for comfort during this sad time My memories go back to our freshman year in college, on to connecting again in Tullahoma, actually on the first date with my husband. Even though we moved away we still held many great memories with Linda and Bob. Love to all, Margaret Throneberry

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