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Linda Jean Ann Smith-Dishmon was born in Austin, TX on April 4, 1962, the sixth child of Frank and Geneva Smith. She professed her love for Christ at an early age and became a member of Grant Chapel AME Church. She attended Austin Public Schools and graduated from LBJ High School in 1981.
During her time at Grant, she was a member of the YPD and served as a Youth and Young Adult Usher. She was also active in Sunday School and later in life she became a substitute teacher for the Children’s class.
On August 15, 1987 Linda married her true love, Kenneth Dishmon and they made Bastrop, Texas their home. She was the proud mother of four daughters and one son. They later became certified foster parents and they were a blessing to many children.
Linda was a fervent advocate for education, which lead her to further her education. She attended Austin Community College (Associates in 1996), Texas State University (Bachelors in 2013) and was presently attending Grand Canyon University to obtain her Master’s Degree in which she was nearly complete with only an internship left in her program. Linda also had a strong background in Social Work. She has worked at Bastrop Alcohol and Drug Outpatient Center as a Counselor Intern, Family Crisis Center as Shelter Coordinator and Bastrop ISD as a substitute teacher.
She enjoyed her hobbies of swimming, gardening, reading, coloring and art. Her overall passion was to spend quality time with her children and grandchildren as well as family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Dishmon; her parents, Frank and Geneva Smith; grandparents, Chalmers and Eloise Freeman; two brothers, L.C. and Lawrence (Bubba); one sister, Retta. Linda passed peacefully from this life surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers.
The life and legacy of Linda will be cherished by her Daughters, Valencia (Marlon), Shannon, and Charquenta Kayon (Karyn), Rachel; Son, Blake; Grandchildren, Marquis, Samuel, Nevaeh, Cameron; Sisters, Anita and Frankie (Ardis); Sister-in-law, Zula; Best friend, Malcolm; one Godson, Kevin; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving relatives as well as many friends.
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