Obit: Linda Dickerson

A memorial service will be held for Linda Dickerson at 11:00am on Tuesday, December 29 at Saint Savior Baptist Church.

Linda was born the baby girl in a large, jovial family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 10, 1953 to Samuel and Ola Mae Franklin who both preceded her in death, along with siblings Rosetta Williams, Dorothy Stewart, Benjamin Franklin, Nolen Franklin, David Franklin, Dennis Franklin, Marvin Franklin, and Carl Franklin.

She married her high-school sweetheart, James “Bunny” Dickerson. The life partners shared 48 years filled with love, laughter, and road trips visiting family and friends, and exploring the cultures and cuisines the country had to offer.

Together, they raised one daughter, Felicia Dickerson, and set an example of unconditional love, endurance in the face of adversity, and laughter as healing medicine.

As a teenager, Linda took a job at a dry cleaners and worked diligently and with integrity in every position she held until her retirement after 16 years of service at the Church Street Inn in Natchitoches.

Linda is survived and fondly remembered by her husband James, daughter Felicia, her sisters DeLois Chapman and Shirley Sanderfer, brothers James Franklin, Olen Franklin, and Bobby Franklin and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and good friends.