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Linda Kay (Mashburn) Spencer

January 15, 1946 ~ August 31, 2021 (age 75)


Linda Kay Cole-Spencer escaped this mortal realm on Wednesday, August 31, 2021.  We believe it was in an attempt to not have to load the dishwasher since it was her turn.  She slid into this world January 15, 1946 where she was greeted by 6 siblings who then commenced to both love and harass her.

She leaves behind to try to figure out what to do with all her shoes, 1 daughter, 3 grandchildren and way more great grandkids then even we can count. 

Linda was the life long unofficial spokesperson for snicker bars, Dr. Pepper and Funyuns.  She also was the sole proprietor of “The Hair Loft” beauty shop where her passion was beautifying much of Rusk County as well as keeping up on all local news all be it true and fabricated.  When she had an epiphany that she was never going to get all those gray hairs covered, she promptly retired after 12 glorious years.

Looking back, Linda often said her grandchildren were the finest part of her life, except that one time when some of them blew up the manikin heads with Tannerite in the backyard.  That made her cuss, loud.

Her formative years were spent in west Texas where she was happy to report there were no trees, many sand storms and rattlesnakes.  To her, East Texas was God’s country where everything was green, people were friendly, and tornados were frequent.

Mimmy, as many were known to call her was not fond of bad weather, hot weather, cold weather or really just any weather at all.  She loved red beans and cornbread, make-up and The Golden Girls.  She was known for a quick laugh, faster wit, and a great alto voice.  She enjoyed time spent with her church youth group.  She traveled the country with them on mission trips where they chaperoned her as she entertained them.  If you wanted to see her happy, you only had to see her doing anything with her best friend Connie as they solved all issues of family as well as the world in general.  She was an excellent cook as her girls could attest by the size of their butts.

Sadly she had to say goodbye early to her baby girl Shelly who was waiting on her arrival in heaven where they are surely now talking about all of us.

Following her wishes, there will be graveside services preceding all of her surviving children meeting up to discuss 367 pairs of shoes, 1095 assorted Coca-Cola items and 59866 Tupperware lids with nothing to put them on. 

Acting as her last dance escorts are Zach Hairston, Wryn Martin, Mack Weaver, Brayden Vess, Dalton Barefield and Casey Ricks.  Mom asked that we plant the shell she left behind resting next to Shelly at Rusk County Memorial Gardens.

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