Linda Lucile Johnson Mankin
Linda Lucile Johnson Mankin, 81, passed away on January 31, 2022, after a long courageous battle with Alzheimers. She was born January 9, 1941, to Judge Myrlin and Lucile Johnson in Harlingen, Texas. She was the oldest of three children.
She spent her childhood in the Rio Grande Valley and then attended Baylor University where she sang in the BRH choir. Her love of singing and music stayed with her until the end. Raising her family in San Angelo, Linda organized projects including: Woodland Circle scavenger hunts, fund drives for playground equipment at Bowie Elementary, and the formation of Junior Dance Clubs. She enjoyed life in the Concho Valley with her numerous friends and coworkers. She took great satisfaction in her career as a special education teacher. In addition to her teaching and volunteering, she enjoyed traveling, eating mexican food, and collecting antique furniture. In retirement Linda and Robert moved to Beaumont, Texas, to be near their children and grandchildren.
Linda is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, Robert Mankin; her children, Melanie Hall and her husband Scott, of Beaumont, Texas; Kirk Mankin and his wife Tammi, of Beaumont, Texas; and to her delight seven grandchildren, Caroline Hall, Abby Hall, Meagan Mankin, Jack Hall, Mallory Mankin, Sam Hall, and Will Mankin all of whom affectionately referred to her as “Nina”; and her sister Carol McBride and husband Rob of Tacoma, Washington. She is preceded in death by her brother, Boyd Johnson.
The family thanks the caregivers at Pelican Bay Memory Care for their kindness and loving care during her illness. Linda’s giving nature is seen even in death with her participation in the UT Health San Antonio’s Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimers & Neurodegenerative Diseases Brain Donation program.
The family requests memorials to Trinity Weekday Ministries, P.O. Box 5247, Beaumont, Texas 77726 (www.trinityumcbeaumont.org) or Sierra Vista UMC, 4522 College Hills Boulevard, San Angelo, Texas 76904 (www.sierravista.org).
Her cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.