Linda Jo Ravarino Tims
07-16-1948 - 12-05-2021
Country: United States | State: Tennessee | City: Jackson

Linda Jo Ravarino Tims, age 73, of Bells, TN, passed away at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital on Sunday, December 5, 2021.

Linda was born in Memphis, TN on Friday, July 16, 1948, to the late Joe and Margaret Ellen (Dunlap) Ravarino. Other than her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Mary Long.

Linda married James Dennis Tims, the love of her life, on June 28, 1967. During their marriage they made their family complete with the addition of their son, James Dennis, Jr. and a daughter, Melissa Anne.

Linda was a woman of many talents and found her greatest work and enjoyment came from being a homemaker for her family. Her love and devotion for her family was a labor of love and she was proud of her contribution to those she loved. She had a gentle nature and a contagious laugh and loved to spend time with her husband and children. She always put her family first and enjoyed every aspect of her role in their lives. Although she was a very good cook, she is especially remembered for the time and effort she spent on her special spaghetti sauce, which could take up to two days to perfect. Linda was very organized and kept a calendar that held the birth dates of all those she loved. She would celebrate every date to its fullest making each person feel honored for their special day.

Survivors include her devoted husband, James Dennis Tims, Sr.; son, James Dennis Tims, Jr. and wife, Deloris; daughter, Melissa Anne Young; grandchildren, Jamie Lonon, Jessica Lonon, Jada Tims, Michael Young, Jr., and James Dennis Tims, III; great-grandchildren, Joanne Lonon, Jackson Powell Riddick, Joy Ellen Powell Riddick, and James Lucas Smith; sister, Stevie Price; sister-in-law Beverly Witkowski and husband, John; many nieces and nephews as well as several other family, neighbors and friends who mourn her passing.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 12:00 pm. The family will receive friends at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Thursday, December 9, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. unit the service time at 12:00 p.m.

Memorial Contributions are suggested to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000- Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or Sacred Heart Southern Missions, 6050 Hwy. 161 N., Walls, MS 38686.

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