• Fountainhead Funeral Home
    Palm Bay, FL
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Rebecca Gilling 1924 - 2014

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July 16, 2014
I have so many great memories of Mrs. Gilling. I was a childhood friend of Linton. Sleepover's at Linton's was one of my childhood highlights.

I lost my mother when I was 13yrs but had no lost of a mothers love through my teenage to early adult years. Mrs. Gilling opened her home and heart to me giving me a sense of belonging when I had none. I had a safe place to go and somewhere I could get a meal when I had no one else. Her advice and guidance always resonated with me. She planted the seeds for the man I became. When I think of helping other's I think about her and paying it forward.

She encouraged me to stay in school and when I dropped out my biggest fear was her finding out. I did go back and finish.

I was blessed to have her and surely wouldn't be here today if not for her.

I would also like to share some memories from Karen Griffin

So many memories flood you when someone passes. I see her rummaging through Linton's dresser drawer and asking "need papers?" while pulling some out of it. That favorite old frypan that she'd hammer flat then apologize for, opening cupboards to show shiny new ones. Her theory that roaches don't eat much, so all food debris went in the fridge after kitchen clean up.

Remember the plans for that house in Florida? She planned it expecting Linton to eventually live there, too. I wish I had seen that house. All I recall now is a giant sliding door.

You know, Alicia still remembers her candy dish - it's a vague memory, but she remembers it.

She was a fun, talkative person who I truly enjoyed. An afternoon visit invariably led to dinner. I just don't have times like that much anymore.

Alicia is my daughter and my son Frank also had his hands in that candy dish. Sometimes you don't have to be born into a family to be family and we were. I have told Linton his mother was my mother. Time slips away so fast and I regret not seeing her in recent years. May she rest in peace.
Frank Turner Griffin Jr.

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