Linda Gay Cornelius
October 28, 1956 ~ June 22, 2021
Fort worth, TX
Resided in: Franklin, TX
Linda Gay Cornelius, 64, of Franklin, TX, passed away on June 22, 2021. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers.
Truly blessed to have known Linda, she will forever be in our hearts.
I first knew Linda when I was Sports Editor of the Irving Daily News covering all the big high school track meets around DFW and she was a super-star hurdler for FW Paschal. Never saw an athlete who could float over hurdles like Linda.
Fast forward a decade or so and we’re both in College Station and I got to see her inducted as first female member of A&M Sports Hall of Fame. And we became friends. She was a champion athlete, champion leader and champion person.
Linda will be missed. She was a terrific role model and champion for parks and recreation. Her expertise and knowledge about all things parks/rec related were phenomenal and she was instrumental in enhancing recreation programs and parks. Communities, like Bryan, were fortunate to have Linda as part of the leadership team as she strived to enhance quality of life through her work. She made communities better. Now she can focus on God’s heavenly community and we can take some comfort in knowing it will be an even better place.
I had the honor of working with Linda on several of her projects. She was a true blessing to the City of Bryan Parks and Rec department. Rest in peace my dear friend.
Linda was a leader and example for many. I williss her dearly.
Linda was a dynamic person, she will be missed.
I lived in the same neighborhood as Linda when we were in elementary school. I also ran track with her at Rosemont middle school. We had a lot of good years together as friends. And had track in common. I followed her success throughout the years. God bless her family and friends.
I worked with Linda in Highland Village. She was one of my favorite people! She had a passion for her profession and her calm demeanor was always refreshing and welcome. She will be sorely missed.