Posted: Fri 6:38 AM, Dec 21, 2012
Funeral Home: Madisonville Funeral Home
July 30, 1944 - December 19, 2012
Funeral services for Linda Kay Spikes, age 68, of North Zulch are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville. The Rev. Joel Strickland will officiate. There will be a private interment following this service. A visitation for Linda will be held at the funeral home from 6 PM until 8 PM on Friday, December 21, 2012.
Linda K. Spikes was born July 30, 1944 in North Zulch, Texas to Luther and Ruby Mae (Wilson) Seay. She was raised in North Zulch and lived most of her life in Madison County. She also lived several years in Brazos County and was a member of the New Life Tabernacle in Bryan. She was a very talented seamstress and also enjoyed decorating cakes. Linda taught piano and voice lessons. She loved Southern Gospel Music. Through the years, she attended schools, such as the Stamps Baxter School of Music, and conventions to listen to and learn more about that wonderful music.
Linda participated in all of the local "singings" and was an excellent pianist. She was also a published songwriter and arranger. She sang with such groups as "The Piney Woods Quartet" and the "Camp Creek Singers. She and the late Otha "Goppy" Nash often sang together with Linda providing piano accompaniment. They were generous about playing at funeral services and other special occasions.
Linda was preceded in death by her father; a sister, Robbie Faye Gibson; and a great-granddaughter, Aly Kendalyn. She passed away on December 19, 2012 in Bryan. Linda's children would like to express a special thank-you to her niece, Bobbie Gail Jeffries, for the countless hours she spent caring for their mother.
Surviving family includes Linda's mother, Ruby Mae McMahon of North Zulch; husband, Kenneth Spikes of North Zulch; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Stephen Cruse of Idabel, Oklahoma and Lisa and Brodrick Maphet of Bryan; son and daughter-in-law, Kenton and Heather Spikes of Normangee; sister, Esther Miller of Houston; nine grandchildren, Breanne, Stacey, Dalton, Hunter, Ashlyn, Hayden, Katlyn, Keegan and Taryn; three great-grandchildren, Kasen, Jacen and Kambralyn and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, Linda's family requests that donations be given to The Texas Southern Gospel School of Music. Make the check to: TSGSM c/o Bob McLemore, 4928 FM 252, Jasper, Texas 75951.
Arrangements are under the direction of Madisonville Funeral Home.