Linda Gibson (Pryor) BEARDEN


News Death Notice

BEARDEN, Linda Gibson (Pryor) age 65, of Woodstock, GA danced her way to Heaven on July 26, 2013 after a strong battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Linda was born near Fox River Grove, IL on August 14th, 1947 to Stanley and Thelma Gibson. Linda graduated from Cary Grove High School and dedicated the most important parts of her life to being a mother, wife, community activist and great friend to many. For the past 14 years, she was married to John Henry Bearden of Woodstock, GA. Together, they built a business and shared many beautiful memories. By far her greatest accomplishment was being "mom" to her children and many others throughout the years. Linda is survived by three children: Hilary and Roger May, of Hickory, NC; David and Tina Pryor, of Middletown, OH; and Andrew and Abigail Pryor, of West Chester, OH and two step children: Rachel and D. A. Prakash of Canton, GA and W. Joseph Bearden of Butler, Missouri. She is also survived by her siblings: Penny Libert and Thomas Gibson. Most importantly, she is loved by nine grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Middletown on Saturday, August 3rd at 1:00, followed by a gathering at Andrew Pryor's in West Chester, OH.


Published in Journal-News on July 31, 2013