December 2, 1946 - June 15, 2014
Linda Lou White of Dallas, Texas died Sunday, June 15, 2014.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William Eugene White (Bill); her parents, James and Manellia Godbey; brother, Robert Godbey (Bob); and two grandsons, David and Jovani, akaTinoco.
She is preceded in death by her husband William Eugene White (Bill), her parents James and Manellia Godbey, brother Robert Godbey (Bob) and two grandsons, David and Jovani aka Tinoco.
She is survived by her brother, Norman Godbey and sister, Rose Murphy. Her surviving children are listed in chronological order; Gloria Elizabeth Kelly (Beth), Shannon Ashley Tinoco,April Billigene White, Casey August Bobby Gene Franco, Ty Wynona Jericho White, Ian Shane Dylan Misti Sky White (Ian), Paris Dylan Cocaine Vadis Hussar White (Dylan), Cameron Cocaine Chelsea Natasha Linda Shea White (CoCo, sometimes Chelsea), Sara Starr Madison Ashley Paris Cocaine White (Sara), Nicole Anna Alexandria White (Nikki),
Linda was born at home in Casey County Kentucky on December 2, 1946. She graduated from Boyle County High School and soon married Donald Johns. After Beth was born, Linda and Don divorced. Linda then met the love of her life. Bill and Linda were married in Danville Kentucky on August 9 1967. After Casey was born the family moved to Santa Monica, California. Linda worked as a waitress in Westwood and Hollywood and was promoted to restaurant manager. Bill started a contracting company and after Ian was born, the family moved to Dallas. Linda continued to work as a restaurant manager in Dallas. After Dylan was born she retired from the restaurant work to help Bill with his many uncommon but fruitful business endeavors. Relatively late in life and through Divine Providence, Bill and Linda were blessed with CoCo, Sara, and Nikki.
Linda had always loved animals and eventually started a profitable business raising registered Akitas. Many, many grandchildren and great grandchildren were born. Time passed and Linda was widowed. Bill died on November 5 2009.
Linda became known to everyone as Mom; children, grandchildren, friends of the children and grandchildren, everyone called her Mom. Through the years her home became a refuge for lost boys, confused girls and pretty much anyone she encountered who was down on their luck. She took them in, gave them a chance to work hard and get on their feet. She was a brilliant woman and no one left her presence without having learned something of value. She loved music and most people who knew her can speak of her knowledge of music history. She, sometimes called herself a “Dylanologist”. Her favorite quote from Dylan was “He not busy being born is busy dying”. She worked hard her entire life to take care of her family. There were hard times but Mom kept the home warm with her love. Her children learned to embrace the abundance of a life filled with music and literature.
A casual memorial service will be at Casey’s home on Saturday June 28. 4:00 – 7:00. Expect plenty of music and great stories.
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