1946 Linda 2022

Linda Delores Colman

July 12, 1946 — January 4, 2022

ALPHARETTA– Linda D. Colman, 75, died peacefully on January 4, 2022, at a Pruitt Marietta Georgia Nursing Home. She was born July 12, 1946, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, daughter of Ralph D. and Sara D (Fields) Parks. Linda graduated from James Island High School, Class of 1964. Following graduation, she married Hubie Colman not long after they met in 1964 on Folly Beach. As a devoted Navy wife, Linda was no ordinary woman. She operated for months at a time without the companionship or assistance of Hubie; she routinely overcame challenges that would give the average spouse a nervous breakdown. Linda was part Doctor, part Teacher, and part Sleuth; lovingly cared for David when he was sick, helped Dan with his Algebra homework, and tracked down Debby after she snuck out of the house. With thirty minutes' notice of Hubie, she served breakfast, lunch, or dinner to fourteen hungry Sailors and still somehow balanced her family's meager grocery budget. Linda pressed a set of dress whites to inspection standards, tied a perfect square knot in a military neckerchief, and packed a seabag in the cold hours before dawn. For months at a time, Linda settled for numbered letters instead of kisses, tape recordings in place of hugs, and long-distance phone calls in place of her Hubie's touch. She managed a smile when Hubie was at sea for the birth of Debby. Linda was a patriot. She was the sort of citizen that all of us should be, but so few of us are. She lived with sacrifice because she believed in the rights and ideals that Hubie defended. Linda and Hubie celebrated 57 years of marriage in July 2021. Linda was an active Red Hatter in the early 2000s, where she was the Red Hat Queen of her group, the Sassy Red Hats. Linda also loved quilting. She made over 200 beautiful quilts which she gave to family and friends. In addition to Linda's parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Patsy. Surviving in addition to her husband, Hubie, are her sons, Dan and his wife, Stephanie, of Burke, VA; David and his wife, Kristen, of Mandeville, LA; daughter, Debby (Colman) Martinko of Holly Springs, GA; nine grandchildren, Justin, Matthew, Tyler, Hailey, Kayce, Kaylin, Leah, Kiley and Elizabeth; six great-grandchildren, Camden, McKenna, Grayson Wyatt, Marlowe and Cora; two brothers, Ralph D Parks, and Richard Parks; and one sister, Barbie; many nieces and nephews. A Viewing will be held at 2-4p.m. on Saturday, January 15 at Poole Funeral Home, 1970 Eagle Drive, Woodstock, GA 30189. Followed by a celebration of Linda’s Life at Tuscany Italian restaurant Woodstock GA 30189.
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Service Schedule

Visitation

Saturday, January 15, 2022

2:00 - 4:00pm

Poole Funeral Home and Cremation Services

1970 Eagle Dr, Woodstock, GA 30189

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