COLEMAN ? Miss Linda Lou McCord passed away peacefully at home Wednesday morning, Sept. 26, 2012, surrounded by her Brookwood family and her sister. As she arrived in Heaven, she was met by her parents, Billie and J.B. McCord; her grandparents, Stella and Press McCord and Etta and Billie Simmons; her aunt and uncle, Mary Velma and Tom Sealy; her aunt, Nanine Simmons; and God, whose almighty hand directed and protected her in her life.

Linda was born and raised in Coleman and was a graduate of Coleman High School. No one was more proud of her high school ring than Linda. Upon graduation, Linda worked for many years in the Coleman Sheltered Workshop. Linda joined the Brookwood Community where she lived and worked productively and happily for 17 years. She worked in horticulture, stone casting and painting workshops. She was chief of clean-up in their cafeteria and was very proud of that position. Linda loved being in their Christmas play and would apply for cast membership for the next play as each production would end.

While living in Coleman, Linda was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and later the United Christian and Presbyterian Church. At both churches she achieved the status of chief usher, of which she was very proud.

She leaves her sister, Netta McCord Wilson; her niece, Linda Michelle Wilson Moody and husband Bill; her nephew, James McCord Wilson and wife Waverly; also two nieces, Monica Moody and Kaylee Wilson; a nephew, Pressly Wilson; and special friends, Judy and Jerry Ware. She also leaves behind her Brookwood family, whose love, nurture and encouragement were unmatchable.

A service in gratitude to God for the life of Miss Linda Lou McCord will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at the United Christian and Presbyterian Church, 1609 S. Commercial in Coleman. Private family interment will be in the family plot at the Coleman City Cemetery, under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. Family visitation will be held 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, at Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan in Coleman, Texas.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Brookwood Community, 1752 FM 1489, Brookshire, TX 77423 or the donorís charity of choice.