Linda Joyce Redding

Linda Redding

Linda Joyce Redding, affectionately known as Ninny to her family, received her angel wings on Saturday, October 20th, 2012.
Our Ninny was born in Hadly, Illinois in 1940 to Wayne and Ruby Johnson.  She is survived by her twin sisters, Sharen (Dave) Sabin and Karen (Bill) Nacht and her brother Roger (Elaine) Johnson.  She was preceded in death by her best friend and sister, Janet Rutledge, her brother Melvin Johnson, and her beloved dog Sweet Pea who we know was so happy to see her again.


She is survived by her partner and friend, Gregg Stock, her daughters, Jennifer Redding and Natalie (Rob) Coan, her wonderful twin grandchildren, Lindsay and Brandon Abila, as well as many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Linda was creative and talented.  She could re-purpose just about anything and turn it into something amazing and beautiful.    Decorating and gardening were just two of her many joys.  She also loved cooking, sewing and was passionate about politics.

She adored her grandchildren and was so proud to watch them grow and become the fine young adults they are today. That adoration was mutual and Lindsay and Brandon have very special memories of their Grammy.







We will miss you more than mere words can express.  Not a day will pass where we won’t talk to you.  Thank you for your love and laughter, Mama.  You will always be our hero.
A private memorial will be held.



Remembrances may be made in Linda’s name to your favorite charity.


23 Responses to “Linda Joyce Redding”

  • Natalie Coan says:

    I miss you so much. I love you.

  • Randy says:

    Bye Linda

  • Sharen says:

    Rest in peace dear Ninny. Your work here on earth is done. We miss you and love you.

  • Sharen says:

    Rest in peace Ninny. Your work here on earth is done. We love you and miss you.

  • Sherry Eller says:

    My deepest condolences Natalie, to you and your family.

  • Lindsay says:

    Reading this made me bawl!! I love you, Yoda! Thank you for always being so strong and teaching me so much. It’s hard to know you’re not her anymore…atleast physically. You are the most amazing woman. Like I told’s never goodbye…just a see you later. Can’t wait to see the beautiful garden you’re planting for God one day <3 xoxoxoxo

  • Karen Nacht says:

    I will miss you dear sister. I think of you each day and all the memories. I love you Ninny.

  • Debbie says:

    What wonderful memories of growing up with my Aunt Ninny. You are loved and missed by all you touched.

  • Amby Darr Taylor says:

    Natalie–I am so sorry about your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Love to you all!

  • Teresa Wood Gray says:

    I am so sorry for you loss.

  • Natalie Coan says:

    Love you so much.

  • Rob Coan says:

    We miss you, Linda. It gives me peace you are with Aunt Janet now. Will love you forever.

  • Natalie says:

    Miss you so very much.

  • Natalie says:

    Tomorrow is election day, Mama. Gawd, we wish we could be together and celebrate!

  • Brendan McCarthy says:

    Although I only met you a couple of times, I do know that your daughters loved you dearly…you will be missed. God Bless.

  • Jim Smersh says:

    Natalie & Jennifer, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mother was such a beautiful and blessed lady. She was truly a lucky women for having been blessed with two such beautiful daughters. I always enjoyed my time with your mother. She was always so kind and caring. Linda I still owe you that one big hug. My Love , Thoughts and Prayers. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures of Mom. I can still picture her working in her lovely garden.

  • Gregg Stock says:

    I Love You. I miss you. I had hoped we still had more time together!

  • Natalie says:

    Love you. Miss you. So much.

  • Natalie says:

    We made it through the holidays Mama but oh … how we missed you. Love you.

  • Natalie says:

    Mother’s Day is almost here, Mama. Miss you so much. We will be talking to you. We love you.

  • Shawn says:

    Natalie, Jennifer and the twins, Somehow while doing a search for someone else I ended up on Brandons page and saw this listing.
    I want you to know that I sincerely send my condolences. I know what a very deep and loving relationship you had with you mom. The void in your heart must be tremendous. I wish you the love and peace she would want you all to share.
    I certainly hope you take this posting as it is meant and nothing more. I hope all is well and happy. The twins are so good looking. Shawn

  • Jenny says:

    Hi Mama,
    Im missing you more than ever. Im hanging hummingbird feeders for you. I love you more than words could ever say.

  • Laura Redding Weir says:

    Dear Jennifer and Natalie.
    So sorry to hear of your moms passing.
    I really loved Aunt Linda and remember with great fondness living next to ya’ll on Welsh Road.

Leave a Reply

Please be respectful. Disrespectful comments will not be published

When you have successfully submitted a comment, look in the space above to see your comment.

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

If you do not see your comment, click HERE