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Linda A. Horrocks

July 25, 1947 — June 24, 2023


Linda A. Horrocks, age 75, passed away at her home on Saturday, June 24, 2023. She was born July 25, 1947 to Fondren and Sophie McMillan in Washington, DC and spent her childhood in Hyattsville, MD. Linda graduated from Northwestern High School in 1965 and received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1969.

While at the University of Maryland, Linda met John D. Horrocks and they married on July 26, 1969. Together, they had two daughters, Karen and Betsy, and moved to Bowie, MD. Linda most valued spending time with her family. So, she spent many years as a stay-at-home mom, caring for her daughters when they were young.

In 1984, Linda returned to work as a teacher at the Howard B. Owens Science Center. She spent 11 years teaching students from all over Prince George’s County about science and technology. While working full time and caring for her family, Linda earned a Master of Science in Curriculum Development from Bowie State University.

Linda changed careers in 1997, returning to the University of Maryland, College Park to manage the office and student interns for the Undergraduate Student Legal Aid Office. After retiring, Linda enjoyed caring for her granddaughter Rosie and her dog Stewie. She also enjoyed genealogy, British mystery series, and feeding all the birds and stray cats in the neighborhood.

She is remembered with love by her beloved husband of 53 years, John; daughters Karen Horrocks and Betsy Reed; son-in-law Michael Reed; granddaughter Rosie Reed, and brother Fondren McMillan Jr.

In lieu of flowers a contribution to the Humane Society of the United States ( or the Episcopal Relief and Development ( would be appreciated.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday August 5, 2023 at:
St Georges Episcopal Church
7010 Glenn Dale Rd
Glenn Dale, MD 20769
A reception in the Church Hall will follow.
A private burial will be held the next week at the Holy Trinity Church cemetery.


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Saturday, August 5, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

St George's Episcopal Church

7010 Glenn Dale Rd, Glenn Dale, MD 20769

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