Headline: OBITUARY Linda Yancey of Boston, at 41, a schoolteacher
Publication Date: June 07, 1994
Source: Boston Herald
Region: Boston Metro, Massachusetts
Obituary: "Linda loved children and teaching," said her brother, Boston City Councilor Charles C. Yancey. "Linda did not treat her position as a routine job. No, she viewed it as a calling which she performed effortlessly with enthusiasm."
A community activist, Ms. Yancey was active in many parent/teacher organizations and served on the parent councils of her children's schools.
Ms. Yancey helped start the annual book fair held at the Codman Square Library for the past eight years.
Ms. Yancey often took young people on trips to college campuses, circuses, outdoor attractions and cultural events. She would sometimes take children of neighbors, family and friends on MBTA buses and trains to downtown Boston to visit museums or to enjoy Swan Boat rides. She also enjoyed traveling to New Hampshire to visit her brother, Ronnie, and his family.
She attended both the 12th Baptist and Morningstar Baptist churches.
"Linda was full of love and energy," Councilor Yancey said. "She shared her love and time generously. Her heart had enough love for the whole world.
She was formerly married to the late Alan Miller.
She is survived by four daughters, Eleanor Miller, Sonya Miller, Patricia Miller and Melinda Miller, all of Boston; her mother; Alice W. of Boston; seven brothers, Howell T. Jr. of Brockton, Frederick H. II of Detroit, Terrence L., Robert R., Charles C. and Vincent G., all of Boston, and Ronald A. of Derry, N.H.; a sister, Eleanor Fuller of Boston; a granddaughter; and more than 30 nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A wake and funeral will be held from 10 a.m.-12 noon Saturday at Morningstar Baptist Church, 1257 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan.
Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain.
Arrangements are by Roger Shields Funeral Home, Mattapan.
Linda E. Yancey of Boston, a Boston public schoolteacher, died Saturday after a lengthy illness. She was 41.
Born in Boston, she graduated from Jeremiah Burke High School and earned her bachelor of science degree from the University of Massachusetts.