Linda's Smile
Linda Lee (Long) Hays
  • 57 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 31, 1957
  • Date of passing: Dec 5, 2015
"Come to Me, all you who are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28

This memorial website was created in memory of my Wife, our Mother and Friend, Linda Lee (Long) Hays, 57, born on December 31, 1957 and passed into Heaven to be with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 5, 2015. We will remember her Love for Eternity.
A Memorial Service for Linda was held at the First Baptist Church of St Cloud, 1717 13th St, St Cloud FL 34769  at 4:00 pm on Thursday December 10, 2015.  Although Linda's Family and Friends were mourning for our loss, we have a Joy that comes from God knowing that she is with Him in Paradise.  Her years of cheerfully serving others and being a humbled Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, and Friend will always be remembered.  Most of all, her Faithfulness to God was shown in her smile along with her Joy of knowing Him.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Frank W. Hays on 10th May 2017

"What a beautiful woman. God was pleased with Linda's life. She had such a loving heart. To God be the glory!"

This tribute was added by Frank W. Hays on 13th April 2017

"Remembering Linda during this Easter time and reflecting how she gave her time to me as her husband, to her children Malachi and Lydia, and to her step-children Lindsy and Woody. Not only was Linda a loving Wife and Mother beyond measure, she was a great friend to many. Easter is a time when we concentrate on Jesus Christ as He was crucified and suffered for us, giving His life for us. I can think of Linda giving us all a large piece of her life, in many times putting us in front of her own life. I will always remember Linda as a Giving and Loving person, and I thank God for allowing me to have been a part of her life and now having joyful memories of her.  May Jesus Christ be with you all, and may Linda's life reflect His Love to you."

This tribute was added by Frank W. Hays on 3rd October 2016

"It's been almost ten months that Linda went to be with Jesus.  And I know that her home is where Jesus is.
   I'll never forget her "glow".  In everything she did, Linda was thinking about what benefitted others.  She was a tough one to buy gifts for, because her heart was in serving and taking care of others.
   Seasons will change, years will pass, but nothing will ever take my memories of my beloved Linda.  I miss her smile, I miss her face, I miss her giggle, I just miss her a lot.
   When all have heard the saving grace of the Gospel of Christ, ... "Jesus, come quickly", because life just isn't the same without Linda."

This tribute was added by Frank W. Hays on 6th January 2016

"It's been a month since Linda passed into Heaven to live in a joyful place for eternity. Everyday that passes I learn something new from her life that was not spoken, but lived. Sometimes I still wait for her to come home, then realize that she is home .. where she belongs. Reading the Psalms describes Linda's life. Full of Joy, Peace, and Love. It give me warmth to reflect that I had the joy to have known her."

This tribute was added by laura hellinger on 17th December 2015

"I'm so sorry for your loss and my prayers go out to all the family. May the Lord hold you and grant you peace during this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Woody Hays on 13th December 2015

"Linda has been in my life as a parental role since the early nineties. She is such a great example of a loving, dedicated, and caring mother. I know that no one would argue that her mothering has molded Malachi and Lydia in to such great children and young adults. Her strength and unselfishness during her battle is mind blowing. May god bless her."

This tribute was added by Amy Polfer on 11th December 2015

"We're deeply saddened by Linda's passing. She'll be sorely missed. You and your family are in out thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by David de Armas on 10th December 2015

"I was deeply saddened to read of Linda's passing in the newspaper. She was one of the few "older sibs" who actually showed an interest in Steve and his friends, treating us with much more respect than we deserved. Although we lost touch over the years, she obviously continued to touch lives in a special way. You all have my sincerest sympathy and you remain in my prayers. (Love you, Mrs. Long!)"

This tribute was added by Susan Everitt Kraeger on 10th December 2015

"We are so sorry to hear of Linda's passing.  She always had a nice word to say and a smile.  She will be missed."

This tribute was added by Kelly Hathcock on 9th December 2015

"We are so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. She was a very strong lady; just like her Mother.  She loved her family and adored her children; I know she will be greatly missed.
Sammy was very sad to hear about this and wanted Malachi to know that he is thinking about him and will be praying for him and the family."

This tribute was added by Virginia Brien on 8th December 2015

"I worked with Linda for years at Colonialtown and she was a joy.  Always happy and willing to help.  She was a wonderful person and a great loss.  My prayers and best wishes with her family."

This tribute was added by elton dufrane on 8th December 2015

"I will miss her laughter i could always get her to laugh.When i came over to all are family to me and i will miss her and praying for you all ps.ill see you early Christmas moring."

This tribute was added by Grisel Pichardo on 8th December 2015

"May God bless your family and strengthen you during this difficult time."

This tribute was added by jackie long on 8th December 2015

"that smile, that smile, that beautiful smile."

This tribute was added by Nineth Caleca on 7th December 2015

"I light a candle to the sweetest lady. I think everyone agrees that Mrs. Hays was the nicest and most positive person. I never knew what she was going through till one day Malachi told me. I honestly look back at the times I saw her at school and I promise each time she was so genuine, so kind, and so happy. There NEEDS to be more Christians, mothers, workers, and citizens with a spirit like Mrs. Hays."

This tribute was added by Georgeen Edwards on 7th December 2015

"I remember meeting Linda in the late 80's when I started working at the Post Office.  The one thing I remember the most about her was her beautiful smile.  You never saw her without a smile.  She was such a sweet person and will be missed very much."

This tribute was added by Moses Camacho on 7th December 2015

"Mrs. Hays was always very kind and sweet to me and family. Always saw her around at City of Life, and could never see her stop smiling. She was usually a calm and collected woman, but nice and always being servicing to others. And how can I ever forget the puppy chow she would make for our class? With all that being said, my heart, sympathies, and love to out to the family. May there be peace and a time of grieving for a loved one gone to be with the Lord. -Prayers and Blessings, Moses Camacho."

This tribute was added by Minerva Mockley on 6th December 2015

"I've had the honor and privilege to have met her in the late 80's, and she was as sweet as pie. As unforeseen at work we got separated and lost contact, she left me with a memory of how much in love Frank and Linda were. Fast forward years later, we connected again in more ways than one, for the love of God and family.
I loved her tenacious memory she always kept me on my toes! We would spend numerous times talking about the Lord and her children. With a loving smile and a glow on her face, Linda would share countless of stories about Lydia and Malachi, thier likes and dislikes, and achiements. Her love for her family was very obvious, including her Mom, Dad, and Frank.
Linda's perseverance showed her character....a woman of great faith, strength, much love, and a great sense of humor.
I can't say enough how she has impacted my life, with her gentle, sweet spirit, and her love for chocolate. Linda you will be missed and you are very much loved always! I know you are resting and dancing with your King! I love you my sweet sister, you won't be forgotten!"

This tribute was added by Lisa Simpson on 6th December 2015

"I met Linda while working at City of Life Christian Academy. We shared many hours together while she volunteered. It didn't take long to become friends. We had long conversations about our children and how much she wanted the best for all of them. Anyone who knew her knew she loved her family and would do anything for them. She spoke to me about college for the kids and how proud she was of them. Linda was so gracious with the students and teachers always willing to help anywhere needed. She was always happy, friendly, caring and giving. Even when she was fighting her battle she looked to help others. There is no better example of love, kindness, faith  and strength, we will forever remember that smile and laugh. Linda will truly be missed!"

This tribute was added by Sus Schmitt on 6th December 2015

"Linda and Frank have been a dear couple to us for many years. They loved well: the Lord, each other, and others. We will miss her warm, cheerful smile."

This tribute was added by Cheri Warren on 6th December 2015

"I knew Linda from City of Life Christian Academy, where she volunteered to help in lots of ways.  I worked in the school office for 7 years and every Friday, Linda was there to help an overloaded teacher with lots to do, or just step in anywhere she was needed.  We talked about our kids, etc. and you knew she wanted the best for them.  We shared recipes.  Yum, Puppy Chow!  She always had a smile. She fought a courageous fight and will receive her reward, I am sure.  I will miss her being here on earth with all of us, but know she is having a blast in heaven right now with our Savior, Jesus, and wouldn't change that for anything."

This tribute was added by Jordan Hause on 6th December 2015

"Ever since I moved to Florida little over 6 years ago I met Linda when I was coaching Malachi Hays in football. Over the season and the years knowing Malachi it became where he was more of a little brother to me. This in turn had me over at the house etc a lot where I grew closer to not only Malachi as a friend, but also to Linda where I started looking at her as a mother figure to me. I started calling her Momma Hays. She is still saved in my as that. She truly is and was one of the STRONGEST, BEAUTIFUL, RESPECTFUL, CARING, LOVING, and VALUED people I have met since moving here. I will NEVER forget that smile and her willingness to bless/help someone in need even if she was not feeling well. She is the true definition of strength, Love, and Respect. I will always love you MOMMA HAYS"

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