Linda Mae Dydell, 73, was born in Leavenworth, Kansas on April 11, 1947. She was the 2nd of eight children born to the Union of Oscar and Juanita Lucille Dydell. She was proceeded in death by both of her parents; two brothers Maurice (wife, Clara) and Samson Dydell; her daughter Francine T. Dydell; one Son who died at birth; grandson Craig S. Dydell; great-grandson Ellijah Harris and Great Granddaughter Ke’lijah Dydell.
Linda grew up in Weston, Missouri and in her early years she was one of the 1st African Americans to attend a desegregated school in Weston. Her family moved in 1955 to Kansas City, Missouri, where she attended Central High School. Later furthering her education at Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City, Missouri in Psychology.
She was employed by Crown Center Redevelopment Corp. in KCMO for several years. She accepted Christ at an early age. Her family were members of Second Baptist Church of Weston and later
Galilee Baptist Church in KCMO. She raised her four daughters, Francine, Sonya, Jessica and LaDonna Dydell, to love the Lord, and made sure they knew him. The family became members of Good Shepard Lutheran Mission growing up and later once her kids where adults she became a member of Sheffield Family Life Center in Kansas City, Missouri
Linda met Amos Broadway, the love of her life and their union became one until her unfortunate death. Their doors where always open to any of their family and friends who needed them. She touched many lives and she was a giver and wanted her family to want for nothing by giving her last when needed. Her radiant beauty, love of her family, caring spirit and big heart, will be missed by many.
Linda was called home to be with Lord on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at St. Luke’s Medical Center, with her immediate family by her side.
She leaves behind to celebrate her memories three daughters, Sonya, Jessica and LaDonna Dydell; her husband Amos Broadway; one brother, Emmett Dydell; four sisters, Bernice (Tommie) Stowers, Donna (Curtis) Bland, Rita (Howard) Robinson, and Rosemary (Tony) Smith; seven granddaughters Ebonyishia, Carmen, El’ Kisha and Katalina Dydell, Brianeshia and Breshauna Robinson, and Ricquel Mitchell. Seven grandsons Carson, Cornell and Carlos Staten; Gregg Dydell; Markus Rock; Stephen Stephenson and Malik Dydell-Jackson; two stepdaughters, Ava and Crystal Broadway; three stepsons Cornelius, Cordell and Cortez Broadway; twenty-one great grandchildren and two great great-granddaughters; her close friends, Donna Murray (sister-in-law), and Donna Williams, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. She will truly be missed by all.
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