Linda Gail Glidden, age 80, of Biloxi, MS passed away peacefully at home on March 28, 2022.
Linda was raised Baptist and accepted Jesus Christ as her savior. In her spare time, she would read the bible and books on hope, faith, and inspiration. She also enjoyed listening to Jimmy Swaggert’s music. Later in life, she accepted all religions saying that believing in God is all that matters. She is now back “Home” with the Lord, family and friends.
Linda was not only beautiful on the outside; she was incredibly beautiful on the inside. She was a sweet and loving soul who will be missed and cherished by all who knew her. Her compassionate heart drew you in and her smile would light up the room.
Linda was born in St. Charles, LA, but grew up, married, and had three sons while living in Texas. She moved the Gulf Coast in 1977 along with her three teenage sons. She worked at El Palacio Restaurant (formerly Gus Stevens) until it closed and then at Hook, Line and Sinker restaurant.
Linda met Rodney “Al” Glidden while he was serving in the military at Keesler Air Force Base and they later married in 1985. The were opposite in ways, however, they both shared the love of raising poodles and cheering for the New Orleans Saints.
Linda loved being outdoors, whether she was gardening, fishing, hiking, or taking long walks. She especially loved swimming and sun bathing on the Emerald Coast. She would quote, “In every walk with nature… one receives more than you seek.”
Linda is survived by her son, Estus Lee Miller from Biloxi; her sister, Ingrid Nye from Colorado; and her beloved dog, Rufus who was her shadow.
A special thank you goes out to Linda’s best friends Carolyn Alston and Gerry Raymond who were both always there for her during the good and difficult times. Their love and support were a huge comfort to her. God Bless.
In lieu of flowers, Linda requested donations be made to the Humane Society of South MS.
Linda requested a private memorial service only due to the ongoing concern of COVID. She will be buried along side her husband at Biloxi National Cemetery. Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Linda Gail Glidden.