Linda Jane Lingle

Linda Jane Lingle

Linda Lingle Salisbury Carolina Cremation Salisbury

Linda Jane Lingle, 74, of Salisbury, passed away on Sunday November 26, 2017 at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury, surrounded by family. Linda was born on July 24, 1943 in Charleston, WV to the late Ernest L. Goddard and Florence Pauley Goddard.

Linda worked as a Manager at Winn-Dixie and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church for over 17 years. She enjoyed going to the mountains and beach with her family and friends whenever she could. Linda loved to play games with her children and grandchildren and took pride in never letting them win. Collecting lighthouses, nautical items, square dancing as a member of the Cardinal Squares, and working on crafts were also hobbies she enjoyed.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by four brothers, Robert Goddard, Paul Goddard, David Goddard, and Larry Goddard.

Linda is survived by her husband of over 35 years, Cecil Hoyle Lingle; a daughter, Beth Barnes and husband Jimm of Apex; a son, Steve Lingle of Cary, NC; grandchildren, Heather Singleton (Bo) of Cary, Amanda Dwyer (Karl) of Cary, Derek Lingle (Jackie) of Garner, and Garrett Lingle of Cary; great-grandchildren, Dylan Beebe, Shane Beebe, and Ethan Lingle; a brother, Charles Goddard (Myrna) of Hendersonville, TN; two sisters, Velma Windon of Cary, and Frances Windon of Palm Beach, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday December 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Faith Lutheran Church (205 S. Main St., Faith, NC), conducted by Pastor, Randy Drafts. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the Graveside Service in the Faith Lutheran Church Family Life Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, Faith Lutheran Church-Debt Reduction Fund (P.O.Box 669, Faith, NC 28041) or to, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, www.jdrf.com or (JDRF, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004).

Carolina Cremation of Salisbury and Charlotte is serving the Lingle family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.


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  1. Brenda Goddard says:

    I come from a small family which my husband Randy has increased ten fold since we met 20 years ago.
    From our first meeting, Aunt Jane opened her heart and made me feel a part of the family. She was a kind and caring spirit. Even though she was ill, She seemed to always look for the funny side of life to make you laugh or giggle, whenever you talked to her.

    God Bless and Keep Aunt Jane.

  2. Cathey Teater says:

    Linda was a fun loving, jolly lady that was a wonderful grandma to her grandchildren. She always had a smile to offer and mothered two terrific children, Beth and Steve. I’m keeping all of you in my prayers.
    May the Lord comfort you during this time and always.

  3. Randy Goddard says:

    When I was a child, Aunt Jane was one of my main heros. With only 11 years between us she was always able to relate to my world as I saw it. She retained both her hero stature and the ability of insight throughout her remaining years. It was always a marvel to see how children would flock to her, because they could see what I saw when I was a child. It was always a pleasure to be around her and share in her laughter. We were all blessed to have known her and to have had her as a part of our family.

  4. Pete and Liz Goddard says:

    I have many nice memories of Linda Jane when I was young. Still remember how Rick and I loved to torment her when she was dating.
    Keeping you in prayers.
    Pete