Linda Michelle (Robertson) Smith

Born: Sun., Oct. 11, 1970
Died: Mon., Sep. 24, 2012


9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 28, 2012
Location: Adams-Buggs Funeral Service

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 28, 2012
Location: Morning Star Baptist Church - Tuscaloosa

Celebration of Life

12:00 PM Sat., Sep. 29, 2012
Location: Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

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Linda Michelle Smith was born on October 11, 1970 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the second of two children to Hattie Mae Robertson.  She confessed Christ at an early age, and was a member of Hurricane Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where she sang in the choir.   Later, after moving to Gadsden she united with Mt. Zion Baptist Church, East Gadsden, Ala.

Linda was a 1989 graduate of Holt High School, Holt, Alabama.  She pursued higher education at the University of Alabama, graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Education.   She furthered her education by obtaining a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Alabama in 1997.  She was an educator in the Alabama public school system for 19 years, and was loved by all her students.  She taught at Holt Elementary and Davis-Emerson Middle School, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and at Stowers Hill Intermediate School (now Attalla Elementary), after moving to Gadsden.  She was a distinguished educator, having won The Alabama State Teacher of the Year Nominee (Davis-Emerson Middle School, 2004) and Teacher of the Year (Stowers Hill, 2007-08).   She also shared her teaching talents by helping with the Vacation Bible School at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, East Gadsden.    

In 2004, she was joined in matrimony with Kevin O. Smith in Jamaica.   They spent a total of 16 loving years together.  Linda was a loving wife and mother to their child Kayla.  She valued family and enjoyed planning and hosting family gatherings.  She would always say “let’s have a “get-together.”  Linda enjoyed traveling, having set foot in Italy, the isles of the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and Hawaii.   Also, she especially liked to shop.  She was a treasure to all who knew her, and she is sorely missed.

Linda departed this life on September 24, 2012.   She is preceded in death by her grandmother Bertha Robertson.    She leaves to cherish and celebrate her memories:  her husband of eight years Kevin Smith; four children:  Kayla Smith, Brandon (fiancée Jane) Smith, Shaw AFB, South Carolina;  Kendall (fiancée Carley) Smith, Jacksonville, Alabama; Kelcey Smith, UNA, Florence, Alabama; mother Hattie Mae Robertson, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; mother-in-law: Faye Nell (Richard) Edwards; father-in-law: Billy Smith; grandmother-in-law: Maudesta Jones; sister Regina (Rev. John Jr.) Samuel, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; sisters-in-law: Kimberly (Dale) Heard, Andrews AFB, Maryland; Keli Edwards, Washington, D.C.; Brandy Smith; Bernia (George) McCain, Birmingham, Alabama;  Aunts:  Ruby Lewis, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Dorothy Woods, Attalla, Alabama; Annie Jean (Rev. George) Martin, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Uncles:  Alonzo (Marie) Hamlett, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; James (Anita) Lewis, Jr., Tuscaloosa, Alabama; her treasured nieces and nephews:   Jalen Samuel, Jalia Samuel, Daija Heard, Delaney Heard, Deginal Spears, Jr., and Gabriel McCain; her special cousins:  Janice Henry, Alice Woods, Glenda Brasfield, Tanya Thomas, Alvin Woods,  Shelia Davis,  Sammy Brown, Lisa Washington,  Tony Brown,  Semekeyo Steward,  David Martin, and a host of other cherished family members.  She also leaves her best friend since 6th grade Erica Lyon, Atlanta, Georgia; Lynette Craig, and Felecia Robertson, both of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and a number of unnamed friends and family that she loved dearly.


Public viewing will be 9a.m.-1p.m. Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Adams-Buggs Funeral Chapel. Formal visitation with the family will be 5-7p.m. at the Morning Star Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa.

Celebration of Life will be 12 Noon Saturday, September 29, 2012, at Antioch Baptist Church, Pastor Larry Weathers, Pastor, Rev. Edward Pace, officiating, burial following in New Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ball Play, Alabama.


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Nancy Mitchell
   Posted Wed September 26, 2012
Kevin and family,
Linda will be greatly missed. She truly had a passion for teaching and didn''t want to give it up. She was a phonomenal teacher and woman. It was a blessing to have her on our staff. Her legacy of excellence, love, courage, and passion for kids will forever be etched in our minds. I pray that God will give you and your family the strength to face each day and that warm memories will help soften your sorrow.

Phillip''''s Printing Company
   Posted Wed September 26, 2012
Kevin, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of one so dear to you. We are praying for you and your family during this difficult time. You feel like family to us, and we share in your grief. God is our present help in time of trouble. We hope to see you soon.

Teresa, William and Wendell Nimmons, Rest In Beauty
   Posted Wed September 26, 2012
Kevin, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one. We are praying for your strength in your time of loss. God never puts more on us than we can bear and weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.

With deepest sympathy,
Teresa, William and Wendell
Rest In Beauty

Peggy Sullivan
   Posted Wed September 26, 2012
My heart and prayers go out to you. I know that The Lord will give you strength to travel this journey. Because it is a journey when you have been so close with a sister. I can see that big smile on your face when you said Peggy I'm going to see my sister or it a girls weekend of shopping. I know your faith will give you strength. Time and memories will heal some pain. I will always be their for encourging words and a big hug.
Love You
Peggy Sullivan

Jimmie and Kathy Davis Wiley
   Posted Wed September 26, 2012
Kevin, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of Linda. Continue to trust in the one who carries you. Keep looking up. He is able.

Jennitta Crum
   Posted Thu September 27, 2012
To My cousins/families:

I wish to extend my heartfelt condolence in your hour of sorrow. Words are inexpressible. My heart grieves with you.
God is your refuge and fortress. Trust in Him. "He will cover you with His feathers and under His wings you shall trust: His truth sall be your shield and buckler." Psalm 91:4 You all shall continue to be in my heart and prayers.
Grace, love and peace be multiplied to you.

Cousin: Jennitta (Jean) Maye Crum, Florida

Johnny & Maria Perry
   Posted Thu September 27, 2012
Dear Kevin,

We are deeply saddened by the death of Linda. This must be very difficult for you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and your family during this time and always. With deepest sympathy.

Johnny and Maria Perry

Fredrick, LaTonya and Tori Williams
   Posted Thu September 27, 2012

With heartfelt sympathy you & your family are in our prayers and thoughts asking God to continue to guide you and keep you strong. Keep the faith and trust God always.

Lynn Bone
   Posted Thu September 27, 2012
Mrs. Smith was a wonderful and very sweet teacher, my son had her as his 5th grade teacher 2years ago and he loved her. She will be missed greatly. Our condolences and prayers are with the family, heaven received a beautiful angel....

Terence & Tina Rountree and the Staff of Rountree Family Mortuary
   Posted Thu September 27, 2012
We and entire staff of Rountree Family Mortuary & Cremation Service want extend our sincere condolences to you and your family during your time of sorrow.

Please know that our prayers are with you and yours during this difficult time.

God bless you all.


Terence & Tina Rountree

Thelma & Rene Hawkins
   Posted Thu September 27, 2012
Dear Kevin,
We understand that this is a difficult time for you and the family but God has a way of giving us strength to handle the most difficult times in our lives. May God continue to bless you.
Thelma & Rene Hawkins
Greaves-Hawkins Memorial Funeral Services
Jamaica, New York

Linda Owens - Owens-Ramey Funeral Services Wiggins, MS
   Posted Thu September 27, 2012
Our hearts are saddened to hear of the lost of your loved one. We pray that you will be comforted in knowing that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Our prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc.
   Posted Thu September 27, 2012
We were saddened to here of the passing of your wife Linda. We extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and the entire family during this your time of loss.

Kimberly D. Kelsey and Staff
Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc.
Salisbury, NC

Troy B. Smith-Troy B. Smith Professional Services
   Posted Thu September 27, 2012
Just want to let you know that you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Our entire staff sends their love and condolences and we will continue to keep you lifted in prayer. Remember God will take care of you.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Troy B. Smith Professional Services Staff

Michelle Anderson
   Posted Fri September 28, 2012
I wanted to offer my condolences to you and your family at this time. Please know that I have been and will continue to pray for you and your family. May God continue to bless each of you.

Michelle Anderson

LaTonya Barnes
   Posted Fri September 28, 2012
Smith-Robertson-Samuel family
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you....
Let not your heart be troubled. John 14:27 My deepest
sympathy in the passing of your sweet Linda.

   Posted Sat September 29, 2012
I worked with Linda at Stowers Hill. She kept her desk so neat and in order, and she kept her class in order as well.... But her students loved and respected her. One year I went in and helped out a few of the students that wet needing extra help while she was teaching and I saw first hand what went on in her classroom. That class loved to learn! It was math too!!! Ha! Ha! She had a wonderful personality, a beautiful smile (so glad you put that picture in the paper, it was exactly her!), and her friendship was special to me. I had the computer lab and she would bring her students each week and say "Miss Patterson, are you ready?" I had magazines that she loved, and I''''d give them to her, and snacks. She told me she LOVED coming to the lab! I will never forget her and the light she shined on my life! She loved that Kayla, and she loved her husband, stepchildren and the rest of her family because we spent an hour each week talking and she told me stories about all of you. I know this is long. I''''m a big talker, everyone knows. I couldn''''t come to the funeral but I will love and miss her forever. May God give you all peace and comfort. You all have my love. Especially little Kayla.

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