February 23, 1947 - November 25, 2020
Linda Young Phillips, age 73, completed her battle with Alzheimer’s and transitioned to her heavenly home on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Linda was a devoted wife of 53 years to her surviving husband, partner, and caregiver, Dale Phillips. Linda loved Jesus and her family dearly. Born in Nashville, TN, Linda lived the majority of her life in Tullahoma, TN, where she graduated from Tullahoma High School (1965) and Motlow Community College (1971). She worked at Grabers Department Store, United Guaranty Bank, and Dillard’s. Linda loved being a mother and devoted herself completely to raising her only daughter, Sarah Burris, of Cleveland, TN. She welcomed her dearly loved son-in-law, Colby, into the family in 2009. Linda found joy in many hobbies and interests throughout her lifetime. In her younger years, Linda enjoyed deer hunting and waterskiing. She was a talented seamstress and knitter; she loved cooking and baking, growing flowers and birdwatching, and traveling. Linda never met a stranger and was generous, compassionate, and loving toward everyone who crossed her path. One of her greatest highlights in life was becoming a Mimi to her only granddaughter, Lillie. The two were gifted nearly six years to make many wonderful memories in Cleveland, TN, where Linda resided at home until her passing. After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Linda participated in a drug study at Vanderbilt Hospital to further research and progress in the field. She also inspired many by walking in the Cleveland Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Her team, “Mimi’s Memory Keepers,” raised over one thousand dollars for the Alzheimer’s Association in 2018. Linda was preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn Young Prosser of Shelbyville TN; her brother, Jerry Young of Fayetteville, TN; and her father, Leroy Young of Fayetteville, TN. Additionally, Linda is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Roger Matlock of Hillsboro, TN; two nieces, Mindy Milligan of Gulf Shores, AL, and Lori Darden of Manchester, TN; and numerous cousins. Due to COVID-19, the immediate family will hold a private burial. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you honor Linda with a memorial donation to the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center by visiting give.vanderbilthealth.org. The family would like to express a great debt of gratitude to Linda’s primary care physician, Dr. John Peach, and neurologist, Dr. Lealani Mae Y. Acosta, both of Vanderbilt, for preserving her quality of life for many years. They would also like to thank Hearth Hospice of Cleveland, TN, for their tender love and care during Linda’s final days. Please visit our website at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com to leave online condolences. Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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