Greeter Testimony – Kaye Hunt

Approximately 4 years ago, my son, Wilson Hunt, introduced me to a dear lady, Linda Justice, who had recently relocated to Valdosta. She had been married but divorced many years earlier and never had any children of her own. She and Wilson had a special bond and attended church together on Sunday mornings. She grew to love Wilson and even referred to him as “her son from a different mother.”

Since I am a Newcomer Greeter for South Georgia Connections, I felt that it was only appropriate that I welcome her with one of our wonderful Welcome packets, full of information for newcomers, to acclimate her to our beautiful city.

From that moment on, Linda and I became fast friends. Linda was so full of life, yet she had already battled cancer a couple of times. She loved learning and enjoyed classes through Valdosta State University’s, Learning in Retirement. Within a year of her moving to Valdosta, the cancer returned. She tried chemo once again, but it made her extremely ill, and she chose not to continue treatment anymore. I took her to Jacksonville on several occasions to an oncologist to see if other treatments were available, but none seemed right for her. The moment we entered Langdale Hospice House, Linda fell in love and felt at peace there. As she grew weaker over the next few months, a decision still had not been made about which nursing home would be right for her. Leaving her home and her little dog was going to be very difficult; however; on December 21, 2017, Linda was admitted into South Georgia Medical Center for complications, and they transferred her over to Langdale Hospice House the next day. I was so thankful that Wilson was home from Atlanta and that together we were able to visit her one more time. Linda entered the arms of Jesus on Christmas Day, at the very place she fell in love with the year before and knew that it felt like home. God is so full of mercy and grace. He gave her the desire of her heart!!!!

People come and go in our lives. We never know the impact that someone may have on us. I am forever thankful for the friendship of sweet Linda Justice.

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