Linda Sue Anderson Basil
April 8, 1938 – April 2, 2018
New Albany—Linda Sue Anderson Basil, 79, died April 2, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County. She was born April 8, 1938, in Booneville, MS., the eldest child of Earl and Ruby Nix Anderson.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church. She graduated from New Albany High School with honors in 1956. She attended Millsaps College where she was a Deans List scholar. She retired from R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in Beaumont, TX., as an administrative secretary in 1993, and from B & B Concrete Co. in New Albany in 2005. She was an avid reader and Duplicate Bridge player, where she earned the rank of Silver Life Master. She adored her family, loved to laugh, was an exceptional friend, and especially enjoyed shopping and cooking for her family and friends.
She is survived by a sister, Jean Anderson Bell of Tupelo; her three sons, their wives, seven grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren as follows: Mickey, wife Beth and children Katie Dorrough (Jeremy) and Will; Chris, wife Betsy and children Calla, Jace, and Ben; and Stephen, wife Melinda and children Austin (Callie) and Josh; great-grandchildren Hatcher Dorrough and Everleigh Basil; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She is preceded in death by an infant son: David Robert Basil; a brother: Fred Anderson; a special niece: Glenda Anderson Burchfield Grisham; a brother-in-law: Lonnie Bell; a special nephew: Craig Bell; her parents; and the father of her children: Teddy Rex Basil.
Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 4th, at United Funeral Service with the Rev. Jeff Lawrence presiding. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon-3:00 p.m. before the service. Burial will be in the New Albany City Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and Jeremy Dorrough. In lieu of flowers, she requested that memorials be made to the Union County Library in New Albany.