January 12, 1943 - April 18, 2017
Linda was born January 12, 1943 in Decatur, Alabama to Auburn and Carrie McKee. She married Elmer Lovelady on October 10, 1959 in Ripley, Tennessee. They moved from Ripley to Chicago, where they spent 24 years before moving to Amarillo in 1982. Linda was a homemaker, and an avid cook who took pride in hosting holiday family dinners at her residence in Amarillo. She loved dirt track racing and became a staple at local race tracks watching and supporting her late husband, brothers-in-law, and grandchildren compete for the last 30 years. She truly was the glue that held the family together and always provided a lending ear for those who confided in her. She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, friends and family whom she kept in contact with her on a daily basis.
SURVIVORS: Survivors include a son, Travis Lovelady and wife DeeDee of Amarillo; a daughter, Diane Wooddell and husband Joe of Jacksonville, TX; a brother, Darrell McKee and wife Kathy of Decatur, AL; a sister, Vila Farley of Amarillo; six grandchildren, Terry Lovelady, Jeremy Lovelady, Patrick Wooddell, Dustin Lovelady, Ashley Bernard, and Amanda Wooddell; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
PRECEDED IN DEATH: She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer Lovelady; and two brothers, Liland McKee and Billy McKee.
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