Linda Joyner Thompson
MERRITT ISLAND, FL
Linda Darlene (Joyner) Thompson, 70, of Cocoa, FL passed away at Cape Canaveral Hospital on Monday, November 19, 2017, following complications from a stroke.
Born to the late Helen and Oscar Joyner on March 1, 1948, Linda grew up in Miami, Florida. She was a graduate of Hialeah High School and Miami-Dade Community College. Thereafter, she attended Florida Atlantic University, where she met her husband, Robert R. Thompson. They were married on November 14, 1969 and began their life together. They raised their young family in Coral Springs and Boca Raton, FL where they were active in their churches, helping to plant Coral Baptist Church (now Church by the Glades). They moved to Central Florida in 1990. Linda was a patient and accommodating CPA’s wife. She adored her husband and was devoted to her children and grandchildren. She loved her many nieces and nephews as well. She provided a wonderful example of a loving and supportive marriage and created a lifetime of happy memories for her family. She loved Disney World, gardening and cooking. She enjoyed politics and debate, and was always an active volunteer for the Republican Party during election time. One of the highlights of her life was the privilege of meeting President Ronald Reagan. She was also an avid football fan. She loved the Hurricanes, the Dolphins and in her later years, the New England Patriots.
She is predeceased by her parents, Helen and Oscar Joyner, and her beloved husband of 47 years, Robert R. Thompson. She is survived by their children, Jennifer and husband Steven Hunter of Merritt Island, FL; Matthew Thompson of Merritt Island, FL; Sarah and husband Daniel Chule of Winter Park, FL; their loving grandchildren Hannah and Holly Hunter, Elizabeth, James and Andrew Chule; her siblings James Joyner, Sharon Joyner and Judy Willis, and sister-in-law Carolyn Traver.
Graveside service will be held Monday, November 26, 2018 at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery at 1:00PM. Friends and family are also invited to attend a gathering to celebrate her life at the home of Jennifer Hunter afterwards. Flowers can be sent to the funeral home or a memorial donation can be made to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
She will be forever in our hearts. Forever, “the Toots!”
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
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