August 6, 1951 - April 29, 2022
Linda Dale Brazeal was born to Dorothy Virginia Holmes & Melvin Dale McDonald on August 6, 1951, in Wichita, Kansas. Linda was the third of four girls and was Linda or “Linda-Poo” to her parents and sisters. As a child her family moved to Dallas, TX where she attended grade school, junior high, and Bryan Adams High School. While in High School, Linda was a majorette in the Bryan Adams Band and involved in the yearbook staff. Linda was also involved in her youth group at Casa Linda Methodist Church, where she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior around 16 years of age. This decision impacted the way she lived and loved others for the entirety of her life. After graduating, Linda spent 2 years pursuing her undergraduate at Stephen F. Austin State University where she met her husband-to-be, Royce Glen Brazeal. At her father’s encouragement to learn a life skill; she received a Bachelor of Science from Baylor University - Carruth School of Dental Hygiene. She graduated, took her boards, and was married to Royce all within a two-week span. Royce and Linda were married on May 19, 1973. She loved Royce deeply and enjoyed what would be 49 years of marriage together this month. After graduation, Linda began practicing dental hygiene until she and Royce started a family. She became “mom” to four boys- Jason, Justin, Jordan, and Jerod. Linda loved her sons and would attend every sporting event to cheer them on. As a boy-mom, she became an expert at carrying along the dinner-table conversation and drawing out any information she could elicit from their days at school. She is remembered by her boys as “beautiful, wise, compassionate, strong, meek, gentle, consistent, a servant, a prayer warrior, a good listener, and... frugal.” Throughout her life Linda was close to her three sisters - Miki, Cheryl, and Terri. When together, there was always laughter, sometimes at each other’s expense. At holidays, the sisters enjoyed bringing their families together to celebrate. There were always four “cooks in the kitchen”, each one directing and teasing the other. Throughout Linda’s life, she enjoyed frequent trips with her sisters and loved spending time with them. After her sons grew older, she returned to dental hygiene and enjoyed working for Dr. Ford Walker in Arlington for over 20 years. To her patients, she was a compassionate listener. Patients left her dental chair with clean teeth and an encouraged heart. She used her dental hygiene career (that spanned over 30 years) as a ministry that blessed countless patients. Linda loved the Lord. She enjoyed the intimacy of a close prayer group of Bible study friends who would faithfully be there to support and encourage her throughout her life. Linda also enjoyed being a discussion leader and substitute teaching leader at Bible Study Fellowship. She had a love for God’s Word and for mentoring other women. At Christ Chapel Bible Church, she participated in “Women in the Word” as a table leader. She will be remembered for showing genuine interest for each woman in the countless groups and tables she served over the years. To her daughters-in-law (to whom she referred to as her daughters-in-love) and her grandchildren, she was known as “Mimi”. Mimi had a fierce and loyal love for her family. She would eagerly accept any opportunity to spend time with her grandchildren and watch them in their activities. She loved gathering the family together for holidays and celebrations. To her grandchildren she will be remembered as loving and kind. To her daughters- “in-love” she will be remembered as wise, loving, a good listener, and a mother-“in-love” who genuinely cared about them. Finally, she was known by everyone as a “warrior”. Linda began a long battle with cancer 20 years ago. She fought this battle with endurance and long-suffering. She refused to accept a victim mentality, but instead stubbornly continued to fight with perseverance, meekness, and humility. It is with deep sadness to those that love her that her fight ended on April 29, 2022. While we grieve here on earth, we rejoice that she is with her Heavenly Father and in no more pain. Throughout her life and battle with cancer, her favorite saying was, “It is well with my soul.” Linda is survived by her husband Royce Brazeal, and her four sons: Jason (North Richland Hills, TX) and his children: Landry and Logan; Justin and wife Jenn (Bryan, TX) and their children: Ryan, Ethan, Hannah and Benjamin; Jordan and wife Elizabeth (Dallas, TX) and their children: Larkin and Lila; and Jerod and wife Katie (Fort Worth, TX) and their children: Caroline and Claire. Linda is survived by her sisters: Miki Eggebrecht and husband Bob; Cheryl VanZandt and husband Neil; and Terri Johnson and husband Deen; brother-in-law: Charles Brazeal and wife Jane; sister-in-law Delores and husband Gail Flood; and numerous nephews and nieces. A Celebration of Life for Linda will be held Thursday, May 26th at 10:00 am in the Chapel at Christ Chapel Bible Church (3701 Birchman Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107). In lieu of flowers, the family requests you consider a donation to the Women’s Ministry at Christ Chapel Bible Church. Make checks payable to Christ Chapel Bible Church, please write “in memory of Linda Brazeal” in the memo line. For online payments please call the church office at (817) 731-4329 and ask for Sara Colson or Sydney Deal.
Linda Dale Brazeal was born to Dorothy Virginia Holmes & Melvin Dale McDonald on August 6, 1951, in Wichita, Kansas. Linda was the third of four girls and was Linda or “Linda-Poo” to her parents and sisters. As a child her family... View Obituary & Service Information
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