The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Felton Chapel Church, Georgia Highway 128, Oglethorpe, Georgia, where the Rev. Keith Gibbons is pastor. Reverend Rodney Duncan, pastor of New Home Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Pastor Linda Leggett was born October 8, 1956 in Ideal, Macon County, Georgia to the late Ira Bell Walker Leggett and the late John Wesley Leggett. She was preceded in death by five siblings, two babies, Tina Leggett, Joan Wiggins and Timothy Leggett.
She acquired her former education in the public school system of Macon County where she was a former student of the historic Ideal Elementary School of Ideal, Georgia and the historic D. F. Douglass High School of Montezuma, Georgia.
Her Christian walk included Felton Chapel C.M.E. Church and, later in life, she attended and joined the House of God Miracle Temple of Ideal, Georgia under the leadership of the late Mother Dorothy Williams. Desiring the work of a bishop she was ordained as a minister and later organized the second church under the House of God Miracle Temple in Butler, Georgia. She was later moved back to the House of God Miracle Temple of Ideal as pastor of the church where she remained until her health failed. She exemplified her leadership on the Ministry Board of House of God Miracle Temple of Miami, Florida, the original church.
She obtained her certification as a Dietician from the administrator of Ideal Health Care Nursing Home under the administration of Charlie Griffin. After some thirty years of dedicated services, she retired as the dietician supervisor.
Survivors include a loving and devoted son, Willie John Davis, Atlanta, Georgia; three grandchildren, Dequasia Little, Precious Butler, and Dequawn Butler, all of Americus, Georgia; siblings, Lewis (Mattie) Leggett, Ideal, Georgia, Arthur (Shirley) Leggett, Ideal, Georgia, Christopher (Gwen) Leggett, Ideal, Georgia, Angela (Roy) Mathis, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Janice (Kerry) Wright, Oglethorpe, Georgia and Hayward (Jeanette) Leggett, Oglethorpe, Georgia; aunts and uncles, Arridean Walker, Mary (Major) Battle, Eula Walker, Gloria Walker, and Phillip Walker; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including one devoted friend, Wilbert Hicks.