Linda Joyce Gupton

Born on December 25, 1939

Departed on April 27, 2020 and resided in White House, TN

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Linda Joyce (Bowen) Gupton passed away peacefully on April 27th, at the age of 80 in White House, TN. This beautiful lady conquered breast cancer in 1991, and when it returned in 2017, she triumphed yet again by never losing her tenacious spirit. She chose to remain at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was tough, stubborn, loving, witty, and brave throughout the last weeks of her life; fighting hard until her last journey to be with the Lord. Linda Joyce was born on Christmas Day, 1939 in Nashville, TN to the late William Roy and Virginia Arlee (Sanders) Bowen. She is preceded in death by her husband William “Billy” Felix Gupton, and her son Kerry Randall Gupton. She is survived by her children Michael Kevin Gupton and Sherrie (Quentin) Gupton Pewitt; grandchildren, Tristan Cole and Gabriella Reese Pewitt. Linda graduated from Cohn High School (Nashville) class of 1957. She still attended class reunions and stayed in contact with those friends. She also attended Falls Business College, studying business and accounting. She was an amazing homemaker, the school secretary at West Cheatham Elementary, worked for Shoney’s Corp offices, and most recently worked conventions at Music City Center. For fun, she loved traveling to the beach where she and Billy spent many winters in Florida with friends and family. She traveled most of the US, Europe, and the Caribbean Islands. Memaw loved to watch and cheer for her granddaughter, Gabbi playing softball tournaments. She taught Tristan to play the computer, starting at the age of 1, and loved to watch him master video games. She was a big fan of the Atlanta Braves and loved when Mike took her to games. She was a member of Long Hollow Baptist Church, and adored the ladies in her widow’s group. She spent many days with these ladies at social events playing cards, going to symphonies, and having potlucks. Memaw also loved to play her weekly bingo at Chick-fil-A , and would never miss her hair appointments. In her quiet time, Memaw loved being around her family, planting flowers, making the most amazing scrapbooks, and reading her Bible. She was very much loved by her children, grandchildren, extended family, and many friends. She was gracious, feisty, fun loving, and vivacious. Memaw was God’s exact template of a Grandmother, Mother, and friend, and she will be forever in our hearts. A memorial service for Mrs. Linda Gupton (Memaw) will be at Long Hollow Baptist Church, and will be announced when congregating commences.

31 Comments to Linda Joyce Gupton

  1. Shirley Lampley
    April 30, 2020 12:57 pm

    Miss you so much you were such a wonderful person ❤🙏🙏

  2. Ruth Ann Duncan
    April 30, 2020 3:16 pm

    Linda, you were my dear friend. I will always remember our fun times together, playing cards, listening to music and taking country drives. You fought as hard as you could for as long as you could. Love and miss you, Ruth Ann

  3. Tina Rice
    April 30, 2020 3:39 pm

    I love and miss you Aunt Lind but so happy you are now in the presence of our Lord and strolling the streets of gold with no more sickness and no more pain. ❤

  4. Jeanie Waggoner
    April 30, 2020 4:19 pm

    I loved our times together the sharing of flowers lunches and life. I always loved when you told me you where bringing me turnip greens they where the best. A precious thing you did for me because you knew I love them. I loved that each Sunday morning you were faithful no matter how hard it was to get there. I will miss you and all that you added to my life.

  5. Elizabeth Pewitt Capps and Family
    April 30, 2020 4:25 pm

    So sorry for your loss, I know she will be missed terribly. Prayers and thoughts go out to everyone. Love you all.

  6. MARGARET SMITH
    April 30, 2020 4:32 pm

    We will miss Linda sweet loving ways in our class.
    I haven’t known her that long, but long enough to know how precious she was.
    My love and prayers for her family.

  7. Beth Coons
    April 30, 2020 4:34 pm

    Family. That’s what we are. Linda never forget that. She was raised by two God fearing people who loved her dearly and taught her to love God and to be kind and considerate of everyone. Looking a Linda, was like looking at my Aunt Arlee. Like her mother, Linda was beautiful inside and out.

  8. Joyce Hannah
    April 30, 2020 4:45 pm

    I am deeply saddened to learn of your passing although I know that you are experiencing such joy in the presence of our Lord.

  9. Valerie Lane
    April 30, 2020 4:58 pm

    This is a wonderful and accurate tribute to Linda. She adored her family so much! She was such a brave lady. I had some good days with her and we always laughed. She was so funny. I know that everyone in her life will miss her, but we know that she is at peace now. Praying for you family.

  10. Donna McKee
    April 30, 2020 5:08 pm

    So loved this lady and will miss her. Heaven has got a strong and passionate angel. I smile when I think of our times together .

  11. Lois Mullet
    April 30, 2020 5:38 pm

    I will miss Linda’s “always” smile and gentle voice. I’ve enjoyed watching you all make your family memories. What a treasure!

  12. Lois Stedman
    April 30, 2020 5:53 pm

    Linda was a dear friend will miss our vacations in Florida
    Trips to MS together, our Sunday evening going to Costco.an going to Jimmy Kelly’s to celebrate our birthdays. We always had fun no matter what we were doing. Linda I will miss you but know your are not in pain anymore.

  13. Glynda Johnson
    April 30, 2020 6:11 pm

    Linda was a good friend , and wonderful
    Person ! Had the biggest ,Giving, Loving hếart, ! She would do anything to
    Help anybody she could, that was
    Her Christian way to showed cared!
    Our Daughters were great friends
    All the way though school from K-12
    She loved all of Sherrie’s friends,
    Treated them like they were hers !
    She cẻrtainly earned her angel wings
    & a joyous reunion with her family!

  14. Peggy Boyd
    April 30, 2020 7:12 pm

    I loved Linda. She’s was in our Sunday school class. In Ashland City. A wonderful person. She will be missed.

  15. Peggy Boyd
    April 30, 2020 7:12 pm

    I loved Linda. She’s was in our Sunday school class. In Ashland City. A wonderful person. She will be missed.

  16. Patti Hannon
    April 30, 2020 7:38 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to an amazing lady. Prays for you all

  17. Willerdean Smith
    April 30, 2020 8:11 pm

    Loved Linda, knew her for many years, when she lived in Ashland City! She wa a dear friend! She will be missed, but know she is happy and healthy!

  18. William Lampley
    April 30, 2020 8:14 pm

    It has been so long since I last saw her, but she was always a wonderful person!

  19. Dorothy Bingham
    April 30, 2020 8:22 pm

    I Loved Linda for being the person she was. A great friend to myself and others. If you were her friend you knew it forsure. I will miss Linda in so many ways. I talked to Linda in January or February when I was in Florida. She sounded really good. I told her when I got back to Tennessee we would go out to eat. She sounded so excited. Then the Virus showed up and I would not go see her as we were all told to stay at home. I will always have nothing but good memories of Linda. RIP SWEET Linda.

  20. Willerdean Smith
    April 30, 2020 8:24 pm

    Linda was a sweet friend, knew her for many years, as our children grew up together, and we went to First Baptist Church together, even in the old building. She will be missed, but we know, she is happy, and without pain!

  21. Dee and Jerry Everett
    April 30, 2020 9:08 pm

    Cherish the wonderful memories, and the fun times.
    Our sympathy..
    Dee & Jerry Everett
    NEIGHBORS

  22. Cheryl Willis
    April 30, 2020 9:21 pm

    What a sweet lady you were to me.
    I love the picture on the stairs. We
    all had one made that Christmas on Carolene stairs in front of her beautiful chandelier.
    I know we really bonded when you were in old Hickory. I’ll never forget our times together. I love you so much.

  23. Angie McMahon
    April 30, 2020 9:37 pm

    Beautiful tribute! Such an amazing lady ❤️

  24. Diane Barnes
    May 1, 2020 12:30 am

    Linda was a great lady who will be missed by all who knew and loved her. I will always remember she took me on my 1st trip to Florida, such fun.

  25. john Lampley
    May 1, 2020 3:42 am

    Rest well and be happy in your new home the world turns a bit slower with your being gone ❤❤

  26. Lynn Cole
    May 1, 2020 9:05 am

    Linda was such a blessing to all who knew her. She persevered with God’s strength through trials, lived each day fully and loved her family and friends well. She will be greatly missed, but our comfort comes from knowing she is with the Lord!

  27. Beuna Schroeder
    May 1, 2020 9:06 am

    Linda was a sweet lady and will always remember our trips to Florida. This is an amazing tribute to her life..

  28. Cheron Weber
    May 1, 2020 4:40 pm

    will miss playing cards with Linda and know she is scrapbooking behind those pearly gates❤️

  29. Betty Ann Davidson
    May 1, 2020 8:17 pm

    So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. Known her for years and had both her sons in school @A. C. Hadn’t seen her in a long time. Know she’s not suffering and in a better place. She was a good person. I loved her. Betty Davidson

  30. Mary
    May 18, 2020 8:33 am

    To the family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that God promises to end all suffering. Before long, God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things (will) have passed away.”(Rev. 21:3,4). May this promise from God give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

  31. Chris Mullins
    May 19, 2020 1:42 pm

    Sherrie, I was so sorry to hear about your mom’s death. She sounds like a wonderful mother. I’m sure your own strength and tenacity are a direct result of her influence on you. Her life sounds well lived and it’s evident from the comments left that she was well loved.

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