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Linda Phyllis Edison

June 30, 1948 ~ November 13, 2020 (age 72)

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On June 30,1948, Linda Phyllis Smith Edison was born the youngest of three children of David John Smith Sr. and Phyllis Emily Smith in Rapid City South Dakota. She was baptized at an early age, attended local schools and was a graduate in Rapid City’s Central High School class of 1965.

On August 26, 1965 She married Horace Edison while he was stationed at Ellsworth Airforce Base. After their marriage in South Dakota, Linda and Horace moved to Beaumont, TX in 1971, and finally settled in Austin for their long-term residence to raise their children, Michael and Matthew. Linda was employed with S.W. Bell for over 30 years and another three (3) years in the office of the Justice of Peace, Precinct 1 in Travis County.

 Linda has served in many capacities as a member of Wesley United Methodist Church before her health began to fail. She served on the Trustee Board, Finance Committee, Usher Board and was Chair of the Council on Ministries. She also worked with the Children and Youth Ministries along with coordinator for the Acolytes. She was a member of the Women Chorus, Disciple Bible Study and the Emmaus Community.

Linda loved rabbits and kept pictures and stuffed rabbits in her presence. Her loving and only grandchild, Brooklynn and other family members affectionately referred to her as Bunni.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents and Sister-in-law Sherry Smith.

Her love and memories will forever be in the hearts of her husband of 55 years, Horace A. Edison, sons Michael Edison (Michelle) and Mathew Edison (Dior) and Granddaughter Brooklynn Edison. She is also survived by her two brothers, James Smith and David John Smith Jr. (Sandy) and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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Memorial Service
November 20, 2020

2:00 PM
Wesley United Methodist Church
1164 San Bernard
Austin, TX 78702

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