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Linda Kay (Madden) Townsend
April 30, 1951 ~ October 23, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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Batesburg – Linda Kay Madden Townsend, 72, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, on Monday, October 23, 2023.
Linda was born in Gravesend, Kent, England to the late Eugene Martin Madden and the late Winifred Ella Hale Madden.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her grandson, Frank Johnson Townsend, V. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 51 years, Frank Johnson Townsend, III; her children, Frank Johnson Townsend, IV and his wife Catherine, Tabatha Joyce Ann Alexander, Megan Elizabeth Townsend, Katie Lynn Townsend, Sushannah Jasmine Townsend; grandchildren, Matthew Justin Townsend, Brandon Tyler Townsend, Jennifer Lindsey Spurlock, Jared Frank Townsend, Jessica Grace Townsend, Kimberly Lelia Letton, Kensey Leah Letton, and Kandace Lynda Letton; her great grandchildren, Prince Cary and Nancy Lelia Letton; her siblings, Jennifer Ann Revilla, Terrence Eugene Martin Madden and his wife Gail, and Christopher Patrick Madden and his wife Jessica; her in-laws, Ruth Middlebrook, Fred Townsend, Randy Townsend, Kathy Karroll, Vivian Epps and her husband Steve, and Junie Storer and her husband Tom; her closest friend, Donna Bonnett (Donut) and many nieces and nephews.
Linda is a veteran of the United States Army. She was the first female Army recruit from St. Clemente, CA into the Woman’s Army Corps. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church and was a faithful pastor's wife. Linda, better known as Maw Maw, was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was an avid writer and touched many with her writings. She loved flowers, candles and home decor. Linda loved Frank and their love was evident to anyone they met. She loved her grandkids and great grandkids—they were the light of her life. Any accomplishment of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, whether big or small, was something that she celebrated and shared with anyone who would listen. Nothing made her happier than to see all of her family together.
Visitation will be from 12-1 pm on Friday, October 27, 2023 at Gantt Street Baptist Church. A Service Celebrating Linda’s life will be at 1 pm also in the church sanctuary. Burial will follow at Celestial Memorial Gardens with Military Honors.