Linda Faye (Allison) Simmons, 74, passed away peacefully after an extended illness on November 28th, 2021. Linda’s family will hold private services to honor and celebrate her life. Linda, originally hailing from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shelbyville, Tennessee, settled and spent much of her life on Aquidneck Island in Rhode Island. It was here on the island that she raised her three children, and had two distinct careers, the first as a talented hairstylist, and the second for Child and Family Services within the accounting department. Upon retiring she moved to Lakeland, Florida for several years, but missing the ocean, she returned to Rhode Island for her remaining years.
Linda was the daughter of the late Charlie L. Moore and Dorothy Mills Moore of Chestnut Ridge, Petersburg, Tn. She is survived by her daughters Angela Lawhorn of Lakeland, FL, Lesli Marshall, her husband, Chris, of Lakeland, FL, her son, Robert Williams, his wife, Katrina, of Newport, RI, 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and her siblings from her home in Tennessee, Vick Moore, Laurie McCall, her husband George, Julie Compton, and Keith Moore, his wife Chrissy.
She was a very loving mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister as well as a true and loyal friend. You were fortunate to have Linda in your life as she would instantly brighten any room with her stunning smile and comedic wit. She leaned upon her Christian faith and reveled in time spent with loved ones. Linda was an excellent cook, enjoyed painting, country music and line dancing. She cherished the country dirt roads of Tennessee as well as the coastal ocean breeze of the Northeast. She will be sorely missed, but will remain forever in our hearts.