Memorial ServiceSchertz Funeral Home
Schertz, TX 78154
Linda Louise Bradshaw of Live Oak, Texas passed away September 1, 2021, at the age of 59. She was born March 13, 1962 at Ramey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico. She grew up in various states throughout the US, and in Puerto Rico and Panama. Eventually, Texas became her home where she attended Judson High School.
Linda was the adored daughter of Jeannine J. Bradshaw and the late Lt. Colonel Buddy M. Bradshaw of Live Oak, Texas. She is survived by her brother Michael D. Bradshaw (Adele), sister Paula “Pee Jay” Smith (Jet) and her adoring and devoted brother-in-law David W. Sutton. She also leaves behind her nieces Natalie L. Bradshaw, Malia A. Cannon (Matthew), Chloe N. Sutton, Cheyanne L. Smith, and nephews Nicholas R. Bradshaw (Allison), Dillon A. Sutton and Tristan N. Smith, great nephew Hudson B. Cannon, along with many loving cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her father Buddy and sister Rebecca S. Sutton.
Following high school, she enjoyed working at Goodwill Industries. Linda was very involved in several organizations. In her early years, she was in a special needs Girl Scouts troop, led by her mother Jeannine. She loved to go camping with her troop and made many lifelong friends.
She participated in the ROAD foundation (Randolph Opportunity Association for the Disabled) attending dances, Christmas parties, bowling and much more. Special Olympics was a huge part of her life and she competed for many years. Gymnastics and swimming were her favorite sports in which to participate. One of her best memories was competing at the state level in Austin where Willy Nelson carried the torch to start the Olympics.
Her many loves consisted of anything leopard print, Johnny Depp, the Pittsburgh Steelers and attending Judson football games with her parents. Linda adored her 15-year-old beloved dog Malachi, who was by her side until her passing. She relished any event where she could spend time with her family, especially Christmas, beach trips and her birthday. Being an aunt was very important to her and she loved each one of them dearly.
She was a very thoughtful gift giver and never forgot a birthday. Her memory was incredible. If the family forgot a date or name, they could always count on her to remember. Linda loved reaching out to family and friends on Facebook and keeping them in the loop. A very important person in her life was her special needs teacher Mrs. Jimmie Sue Elolf, who she loved very much. Linda treasured any time they could spend together.
Many thanks to her loving caregivers Hannah, Angie, Connie, Elizabeth and Robin. She liked having her nails done by Angie, looked forward to anytime Hannah was coming, and having her hair done by Elizabeth. Thank you for loving on her until her passing.
Linda will be deeply missed by all but never forgotten. May she rest in peace in the arms of God and enjoy eternity with her father and sister. A celebration of life will be held at Schertz Funeral Home on September 18th at 5:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to organizations in which Linda participated.