Linda Carter King passed away April 5, 2020 at her beach house on Tybee Island after a long courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. King was born in Savannah, Georgia. She attended Savannah High School, Armstrong State College and received her Law Degree from John Marshall Law School. She was full of life, would do anything for anyone and always wore a smile. Mrs King was one of the lucky few who truly loved her job. She practiced domestic law in Savannah for over 30 years and would regularly provide pro bono time to those in need of a helping hand. She also served as Guardian ad Litem for many years and always put the welfare of the children above anything else. She had a big heart and loved being around family and friends. Her passion for representing and protecting children eventually led her to finish her career as an Attorney at the Chatham County Juvenile Court. After retiring in 2012 she dedicated her time to the care of her mother, father and special needs brother while also successfully managing her rental property business. She enjoyed traveling, dancing, and dining out with friends. She loved spending time with her family and especially enjoyed attending her grandkids’ sporting events and musical performances.
She is preceded in death by her husband Charles A. King; her mother Geneva Williams of Savannah; her father James L. Williams of Ellabell; her sister Patrica Clayton Rushlow of Savannah; her brother James R. Williams of Savannah;
She is survived by her brother Robert G. Williams of Savannah; her two sons Jeffrey L. Carter of Savannah and John H. Carter of Cumming; and her grandchildren Mason and Lexi Carter of Cumming.
Due to the unprecedented Coronavirus situation, there will not be a traditional memorial service, viewing or gathering. We intend to schedule a future memorial service or celebration of life party in her honor at a future date. In the meantime, please visit her memorial website at https://www.memories.net/skymorial/3409/linda-carter-king. In lieu of flowers, we encourage you to click the Cancer Society Donation link on her website and consider making a donation in her memory. Linda lost other family members to cancer and fought her battle with a positive attitude which is a testament to her loving soul.
Linda was a colleague of mine that I respected and admired very much. She was kind and friendly in a profession that does not reward kindness. I never told her how much I admired her and I regret that fact. I know she was loved by her family for the very traits that I admired and respected.
- Carl Pedigo, Savannah, GA
John and Jeffrey, Sincere condolences to you on your loss. Jane was one of the most charming people we have ever known. We were fortunate enough to spent some time with her during her illness. She certainly did not "go gently into that good night." Great gal!! We loved her dearly and will miss her. Thinking of you guys during this trying time. Best Regards Always, Rick and Pat
- Pat and Rick Latimer, Jacksonville, Florida
My condolences to her sons and family. I've had the great pleasure of being in the Red Hats Society (we are Sisters) with Linda. She was always concerned about all of us, no matter what kind of day she was having. Linda will be gone but never forgotten. With our love, Evelyn Bristow
- Evelyn Bristow, Savannah, GA
May you find peace and comfort in knowing that your grief is shared by so many. Linda was a special lady who will be missed by all who knew and loved her. My payer is for God to comfort you and give you courage and strength during this difficult time.
- Ann M Frech, Savannah, GA
The staff of the American Cancer Fund at www.AmericanCancerFund.org is sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. We have received a memorial donation in her name and our sincere condolences go out to her family.
- American Cancer Fund, Hillsborough, NJ
I met Linda when we both had loved ones and Spanish Oaks. I always enjoyed her company and her positive attitude. She fought a courageous battle, and she never tired of doing for others. May she rest in peace.
- Joanne M Jenkins, Savannah, GA
To The King Family, As a former CASA Advocate, Linda and I worked on several cases to advocate for reunification for the children through the Juvenile Court System. Linda was compassionate, caring, and would not back down until these children was returned to their families. May she rested in peace.
- Mrs. Gwendolyn Dozier, Savannah, Georgia
Unfortunately I live out of the country now and just found out about Linda’s passing. I had the pleasure of knowing her for quite a few years and we went out a couple times and kind of had girls night. I also had the pleasure of taking care of her dad when he was sick and she was the sweetest woman and very kind and will be missed dearly. God rest her soul
- Dana paradise , Bristol, Australia
- Dana Paradise , Bristol, Australia
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- A private burial will be held