April 25, 1951 – May 10, 2021
Linda Smith Prentice went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 10, 2021. She is joyfully reunited with her beloved Mama, Nancy; her precious aunts, Kate, Gladys, Lois, Lila; and other friends and family who preceded her.
She is survived by the love of her life and best friend, Richard D. Prentice, her husband of 51 years. She is also survived by her sister, Kathy Mitchell; her nephew, Mark Cox; her aunt, Mary Ellen Miller; her aunt and uncle, Alice and Wayne O'Sullivan; eight cousins and their families; Richard's brothers and their wives, John and Linda, Steve and Teri, and Alvin and Patricia; ten nieces and nephews; five great nephews and four great nieces.
Linda and Richard were married on December 23, 1969 and loved and supported each other through life's ups and downs. Linda loved her husband, home, friends, family and her cat, Lucy Ricardo. She loved to cook, entertain, and make people laugh. She'd give you free advice whether you wanted it or not.
Linda was an organ donor and willed her earthly body to medical science to study. She survived ovarian cancer at age 23, survived breast cancer at age 66, and fought bravely in her later life coping with neurological, cardiac, and digestive disorders. At her request she will be cremated and her ashes released into the wind on the beach at Galveston, Texas.
Linda wanted everyone to know she loved her life, and she was grateful to all her family and friends who loved her. More than anything, Linda asks that everyone please comfort and look out for her precious Richard as he adjusts to life without her.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546, (281) 992-7200. Immediately following the service will be a reception at her home at 608 Oak Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to the following organizations:
Texas EquuSearch: https://texasequusearch.org
Shriners Burns Hospital: https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org
MD Anderson pediatric fund: gifts.mdanderson.org
Texas Children's Hospital: give.texaschildrens.org/tch/donate
Condolences may be sent to the Prentice family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.