Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Linda Darnell Ward-Harris, affectionately known to many as "Tag-2" was born July 19, 1958, to the late Prince W. Ward, Sr. and Annie Daisy Ward in Choctaw County, Alabama. She entered the arms of the Lord on Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Bowie, Maryland.
She was preceded in death by her five brothers, Sampson, Willie Wesley, Prince, Jr., Arthur, and James Ward, Sr and her three sisters Annie Kate Bradley, Mary Ella Ealey, and Betty Ann Fitch. She is survived by one brother Raymond S. (Augusta) Ward, Sr, two sisters Mary Marie McGee and Ida Florence Ward Bonhom, 24 loving nieces and nephews and a host other relatives and friends.
Linda accepted Christ very early in life at the Millwood Primitive Baptist Church in Pennington, AL, where she was baptized. She continued her relationship with the lord at First Baptist Church of Marshall Heights. She later joined New Dawn Baptist Church where she was an active member of the Missionary and Women's Ministries and the former President of the Deaconess Board. Her final church home was First Bethel Baptist Church where she was a faithful member until her death.
She was educated through the Alabama public school system where she graduated with honors from Choctaw County High School, where she was a flag girl and majorette, then furthered her education at Shelton State Technical College in Tuscaloosa AL.
In 1981, Linda left Alabama with her sights set on Maryland following the footsteps of her two older siblings Prince "Cool Breeze" and Ida 'Florence.' She began her professional career in the banking industry. After a few years Linda started an illustrious 33-year career with the United States Postal Service (USPS) until her death. During her tenure with the USPS, Linda led the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for which she received many accolades and commendations for her work. Linda's ambition drove her to be a business owner; she married her love for travel and desire for entrepreneurship and became the Chief Executive Officer of her own travel business [Name of Linda’s Business] with Surg 365.
On June 27, 2003, she was united in holy matrimony to Major Harris, who she leaves to cherish her memories.
Her spirit was kind and she brought joy to everyone she met. When you met Linda, you felt like you've known her for years. Her smile and confidence were contagious. She had a laugh you could identify from a mile away. Linda was known for her sense of style and dressed impeccably. Her favorite color was red, and she wore is well. She loved her family and friends and often gathered with them for good food and fun times. Speaking of family, Linda kept track of the birth order and birthdates of all 26 nieces and nephews. As the baby of 14 children, she was known as "Scoot Booty." Scoot Booty took pride in being the baby of the family often patiently waited to be catered to by her older siblings, family, and friends.