Linda Pate Inmon, 63, of Columbus, MS, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019, at her residence. Visitation was Monday, August 12, 2019, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Columbus, MS. A funeral service followed at 3:00 PM, with Bro. Ralph Windle officiating and Bro. Steve Lammons assisting. Interment was at Mt. Zion Cemetery, with Lowndes Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Inmon was born March 24, 1956, to the late John W. and Mary K Harcrow Pate, Jr., in Columbus, MS, and lived in Columbus her entire life. She worked at Caldwell Furniture and Southen Lure for several years. She was a graduate of New Hope High School, where she was Drum Major, Valedictorian and voted New Hope Beauty in 1974. Mrs. Inmon received her Master’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Alabama. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where she was the pianist since 1966. Mrs. Inmon was a member of the Music Teachers National Association, the National Federation of Music Clubs and Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity for Women. She was on kidney dialysis for 45 years and had 2 kidney transplants, one in 1977 and the other in 2000. Mrs. Inmon enjoyed reading and doing crafts, and especially enjoyed being Aunt Linda to all her nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Mrs. Inmon is survived by her husband of 37 years, John C. Inmon, Jr., Columbus, MS; sisters, Barbara Ibarra, Columbus, MS and Patti (Alan) Duffie, Ashville, N.C.; brothers, Joe M. (Ceal) Pate, Forest, MS and Curtis M. Pate, Columbus, MS; a host of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Luke Pounders, Rusty Scott Walker, Brandon Greenlee, Larry McJenkin, Jimmy Inmon and Sabin Neely. Alternate pallbearer was Darwin Holliman. Honorary pallbearers were Alan Crane’s Sunday School Class. Memorials may be made to Focus on the Family, 8605 Explorer Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920-1051 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on August 13, 2019
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