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Linda J. Doody, age 63

Linda J. Doody, 63, of Cabot passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2022. She was born on July 24, 1958 in Santa Monica, California to Lloyd and Ethel Hooper.

Linda is preceded in death by her father Lloyd and her bio-mother Audrey M. Melby (Jo).

She is known for her bright smile and contagious laugh. There was never a moment she couldn’t make something a lesson or a song. Linda was loved by many from being a registered nurse to a truck driver. There wasn’t anything she couldn’t do. Her greatest joy was her love for the Lord and her family.

She is survived by her mother Ethel; her best friend and husband Herbert Doody; children Latisha Hollis (Brad) of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Nicholas Rector of Lonoke, Arkansas, and Whitney Rector of Little Rock, Arkansas; her grandchildren Emily Johnson, Loren Rector, Alexandria Hollis; one great-grandchild Luna Blaze; siblings Ruth Murphy (Rudy) of Lonoke, Arkansas, Dawn Lawrence (Andy) of Nunn, Colorado, and Mark Phillips (Forrest) of Henderson, Colorado; and a host of others that called her Nina.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring/summer. Date to be announced later.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Latisha hollis Posted February 23, 2022 7:51 PM

    Love you momma! Until my last breath.

  • Emily johnson Posted February 24, 2022 1:57 AM

    I’ll love you forever my beautiful Nina. You were the first to hold me as I came into the world. I held your hand until you took your last breath. I will strive to become a woman like you. I love you

  • Ethel Hooper Posted February 25, 2022 1:01 PM

    She was wonderful daughter and person. I will miss her dearly. Gone too soon.

  • Ruth Murphy Posted February 25, 2022 1:12 PM

    I can’t imagine my life without you. My big sissy and only sibling.I miss you and love you so much . I will see you again in heaven.

  • Gail Hooper Posted February 27, 2022 9:00 PM

    My dear cousin, you will always have a place in my heart. We will see each other again when our Lord, Jesus, calls me home too. Until that day you will be greatly missed.

  • Julie Shatswell Posted March 1, 2022 11:55 PM

    My dear sweet cousin, you were loved by so many.
    We find peace knowing we will see you in heaven again along with many of our loved ones that gone on before you. You will be missed and we love you.

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