Linda Smith Jackson

June 26, 1959 - March 31, 2024
Linda Smith Jackson

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Linda Smith Jackson, born on June 26, 1959, in Wheeling, West Virginia, peacefully passed away on March 31, 2024, in her hometown. At the age of 64, Linda left behind a legacy of love and kindness that touched the hearts of many.


She devoted her life to creating a warm and welcoming home as a dedicated homemaker. Linda found joy in simple pleasures and cherished moments spent with her loved ones. Her interests were varied, from passionately supporting the Pittsburgh Steelers to expressing her creativity through knitting crosses and diamond art. Linda’s faith was a cornerstone of her life, and she found solace and strength in sharing love with those around her.


A faithful member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Church of South Wheeling, Linda actively contributed to her community. She was a vibrant presence in her group, the “Crazy Girls,” where she shared laughter and camaraderie with dear friends.


Linda is preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Jean Smith. She is survived by her loving companion, Tom Kannan of Wheeling, WV; her sister, Donna Black of Canada; and her loyal fur babies, Scooter Bug, Precious, and Evie. 


Throughout her life, Linda cultivated numerous friendships that enriched her days. Special mentions include Sally and Robert Wadoski, Linda Foose, Lois Rizzo, Linda Mason, and many others who held a cherished place in her heart.


The funeral service and interment for Linda Jackson will be held on Friday, April 5th, commencing at 1:00 p.m. at Park View Memorial Gardens.


The family of Linda Jackson extends heartfelt gratitude to the staff of WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital for their compassionate care and support. The friendships forged during Linda’s time in their care brought her immense comfort and love, which she deeply treasured.


Linda’s memory will forever be cherished by those who had the privilege of knowing and loving her. May her gentle spirit and unwavering kindness continue to inspire all who were touched by her presence.

Graveside Service

Friday, April 5, 2024
1:00 PM

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Wheeling, West Virginia

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  • April 19, 2024
    Bob Halstead in Boone Co. WV says:
    I am so saddened to hear about this. I never met Linda but we were online friends for years and we both loved our Steelers. We met several years ago playing Farm Town on Facebook. Sometimes we could talk for what seemed like hours. I knew she was very ill and I hadn't heard from her in a while so I searched for her and found out that she had passed. I cried when I found out. I never dreamed it would hit me this hard because we had never met. Linda you are in a lot better place now. Fly high with on your angel wings my friend. I'll keep up with your farms for you and I will miss you always. Go, Steelers, Go!!!

  • April 05, 2024
    Janet Montgomery says:
    Had the honor of meeting her in hospital.She was a very nice person.Gentle Spirit.Those of us that talked to her during her stay will really miss her.She has her angel wings now.

  • April 05, 2024
    Eileen Marie Staunton says:
    Sending prayers to Tom. I know all of Linda's fur babies will miss her. We started off as friends on Facebook playing Slotomania and we became close friends in an instant. Linda was a friend you're lucky to have. To say I will miss Linda beyond belief. We started talking on the phone once in awhile and to the very end it was at least 7 times a day. I have to keep reminding myself that she is no longer suffering but the pain of missing her will never go away. Thank you Linda for your friendship and never ending laughs. Losing one of my closest friends hurts so bad but I know one day we will be reunited. Fly high my Angel Friend! Love you!

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  • April 03, 2024
    Lori Henry says:
    I'm so sorry to hear about Cousin Linda. I know we had are ups and downs but we had a lot of fun. She lived with us for a few months when I was a kid. She got me in the color purple that was our favorite color. I'm going to miss you but I have the memories. Love you Linda. Tom you are going to be in my thoughts and prayers.