Mrs. Linda Wilson was born on May 12, 1941, in Gainesville, and grew up in Griffin area. She was the daughter of the late John Felton Perdue and Gladys Floyd Perdue. Mrs. Wilson was retired from Waffle House Inc. She was previously employed at Carriage Carpets of Calhoun and Calmor Inc. in Adairsville. She began the first Girl Scout troop for Adairsville back in the 1980s. She was an active and devoted member of Poplar Springs United Methodist Church in Adairsville. She volunteered and visited nursing homes all around northwest Georgia, continually showing love and compassion to everyone she met. She loved making flower arrangements, painting, artwork and giving to those in need.
Mrs. Linda P. Wilson was the widow of the late Jordon C. Wilson of Calhoun.
Survivors include one sister, Joyce Smith of Griffin; three daughters, Chrystal Carletta Collins of Rome, Dora Lynn Collins Beauchamp and husband Ricky of Villa Rica, Cynthia Suzanne Collins Heins and husband Jeff of Whitehall, Pa.; one son, James Frederick Collins Jr. and wife Tammy of Forsyth; three stepchildren include Randy, Rick and Troy; and daughter-in-law Deborah Wilson. Grandchildren include Jonathon Anderson, Christopher and Jay Beauchamp, and Courtney, Jacob and Madison Collins, Trent Wilson and Shavonne and David Turner. Great-grandchildren are Breeana, Taylor and Ragon Wilson, and Joshua Turner. Nephews are Mr. Tuck Smith, wife Kristin and children Josh, Taylor and Jordon, Mr. Shaun Smith, wife Jennifer and children Alexis and Elizabeth.
Funeral services for Mrs. Wilson will be Saturday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. at Poplar Springs United Methodist Church in Adairsville, with Rev. Jimmy O'Tinger officiating. The body will lie-in-state from 2 p.m. until the funeral hour. Pallbearers are David Turner, Trent Wilson, Jim Alford, Johnny Criders, Christopher Beauchamp and Fite Casey III.
The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Barton Funeral Home
R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, will be in charge of funeral arrangements for Mrs. Bertha Wallace.