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Linda Chitwood Padgett

April 29, 1949 — January 3, 2024


Linda Chitwood Padgett passed away peacefully surrounded by all four of her kids, from a short-lived aggressive lymphoma, on January 3, 2024, in Waco, Texas, at the age of 74. Her funeral will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at Waco Memorial Funeral Home. The viewing will begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. with graveside service immediately following.

Linda was born on April 29, 1949, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to Joe Bailey Chitwood Jr. and Pauline Ann Gunn. She attended and graduated from Abilene High School in 1967. She later called Hewitt and Woodway Texas her home for 46 years.

Linda was a loving mother to her children, Stacy VanDuivendyk and husband Erik, Page Hanna and husband Phil, Bryan Padgett and wife Abbey, and Shane Padgett and wife Morgan. She is also survived by her sister JoAnn Moore and husband Jackie, and John Chitwood and wife Melanie. Linda (Deda) adored her grandchildren, Chase and Kyndal VanDuivendyk, Phily and Phoebe Hanna, and Judson, Lydia, Isobel, Hazel, and Olivia Padgett. And leaves behind several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Rebecca Chitwood.

Linda/Mom/Deda will be missed but her faith and trust in Jesus Christ provides comfort knowing we will one day be reunited with her.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

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