Linda Ann Coffman, 81, a resident of Gonzales Healthcare in Gonzales, Louisiana went to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 22 at The Crossing Hospice of Baton Rouge. She was born April 12, 1939 in Hollister, California to parents Clay Davis Coffman and Doris Richardson Coffman.
She is survived by her daughter Julie Hill and husband Kevin and their sons Jordan Hill and his son Wyatt; and Jared Hill and wife Jaclyn and their son Owen, all of Louisiana. She is preceded in death by her son Theron Johnson of Texas. Theron has two sons, Dylan Johnson and Tyler Johnson, both of Texas.
She is survived by her brother Clyde Coffman and wife Lynda of Texas; brother Wayne Alexander and wife Ruby and their children Kevin and Renee and granddaughter Kati all of Texas; sister Alva Nastasi and late husband Henry of Louisiana and their son Kiley of North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her sister Carol Allen and late husband Jack, both of California. They have a son, Keith and daughter, Jackie, also of California.
Linda was retired from Uniroyal Chemical Company. She worked as an Operator and Purchasing Agent at the Geismar, Louisiana facility. She was a trained and award winning artist. Over the course of her career she completed many commissioned portraits of people and pets. She spent many years teaching art at her studio in Baton Rouge. She said that from the age of three years old she knew the Lord had gifted her with an artistic talent. She was so grateful for this gift and endeavored to share it with her students by teaching them to love the creative process.
Linda endeavored to honor the Lord by living each day in joy of life. She was beloved by family and friends for her cheerful disposition and kindness.
Funeral Service to celebrate Linda’s life will be Tuesday, September 29 at Fellowship Church on Hwy 73 in Prairieville with visitation from 9-11am with service at 11am. Honorary pallbearers are her grandsons Tyler Johnson, Dylan Johnson, Jordan Hill, Jared Hill, and nephews Kevin Alexander, and Kiley Nastasi. Linda’s family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff of Gonzales Healthcare for their care of Linda during her time in residence at the home. We are blessed by the prayers and support of friends during Linda’s illness and wish to thank them all for such thoughtfulness.