Sister Linda Ann Lyles was born November 15, 1962, in Blakely, Georgia, to the late Eloise W. Lyles and the late Robert Oliver. She was raised by a very loving stepfather whom she cherished very dearly, Mark Lyles, Sr. (Annie) of Blakely, Georgia.
Linda was a faithful member of Upper Room Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Lillie Powell.
She departed her earthly life on Friday, October 23, 2020, at her home.
Linda leaves her loving memories to six children: Regina Davis (Rodney), Fasiska Ofton (Tyrone), Dorothy Brown (Mario), Dewanda Lyles (Ricky), Mario Lyles, and Frisco Lyles, all of Blakely, Georgia; thirteen grandchildren; one great grandchild; five sisters: Beatrice Drinkard (Richard), Martha Early (Anthony Sr.), Sylvia Lyles (Earl), all of Blakely, Georgia, Shuquinta Butler of Colquitt, Georgia, and Mary Lee Massey of Tampa, Florida; four brothers: Mark Lyles Jr. (Lashonda), McAuthor Lyles, both of Blakely, Georgia, Robert Lyles (Mary), and Ray Lyles (Herley), both of Tampa, Florida; a host of aunts, nieces and nephews whom she loved so dearly; and a very special friend who was always by her side, John Sparrow.
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