Linda Jane McIntyre, 63, of Duluth, Georgia, passed away on December 1, 2018 at home after a long fight against cancer. Linda was born March 3, 1955 in Erie, Pennsylvania to Mario and Jane Bagnoni. She grew up with four brothers and one sister. Linda’s life was full of loving service to her immediate and extended family, to her Lord Jesus Christ, to her church family, and to countless others who were impacted by her kindness, generosity, and hospitality. Linda is survived and celebrated by her husband Bob, two sons, Bobby and Chris, their wives, five granddaughters and one grandson on the way. The McIntyre family welcomes you to a visitation on Tuesday evening, December 4, from 6-8pm at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The funeral service, officiated by Pastor Chris Anderson, will be held at Killian Hill Baptist Church on Wednesday, December 5, at 1 pm. The church is located at 151 Arcado Rd SW, Lilburn GA, 30047. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Master’s University. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com

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  1. Linda was a dear friend with a truly amazing combination of spiritual gifts–encouragement, hospitality, generosity, service, discernment, and profound kindness. We loved her as if she were part of our family. And in the truest sense, she was. Her unflagging faithfulness to Christ was a shining example and an enormous incentive to all of us. In the midst of profound sorrow over her loss, we simultaneously have an exhilarating joy at the thought of Linda in glory. Heaven is more desirable now than ever.

  2. Bob and Linda were in my life only for a short season….maybe a year or so (at Providence). Yet, sometimes relationships prove to be short in time but deep in impact. I still quote Linda to this day and often think of the joy in her heart for Jesus and the zeal for sharing the truth of the gospel of Christ with anyone who would listen. She and Bob together were a very special team. I rejoice that she’s in heaven with our Father. My prayers continue for Bob as he continues to run a purposeful race for God’s glory. I know he will, it’s who he is. My admiration for McIntyre family is great. So very thankful for the deep impression they’ve made on my life.

  3. Condolences to the Bagnoni and McIntyre family on your loss of such a vibrant soul. My memories of my cousin Linda are of her constant smile and ability to light up a room when she walked in. She had the gregarious personality of her mother (my mother’s sister) Jane. I especially remember the summer she and two of her friends came to visit us in NH, she filled the house with laughter the entire time she was there…
    She is at rest now with Jane, Mario, and Stephen. God rest her soul.

  4. Aunt Linda, I know you’re up in heaven praising your Lord and Savior. Uncle Bob, I’m praying for you and hope to see you in about a week! You’ve both been a blessing to me, and I can’t thank God enough for you.

  5. Our deepest condolences to McIntyre and Bagnoni family. Bobby McIntyre is a colleague of mine at work. Got to know from Bobby, his Mom’s love for the family, her deep faith and values. May God rest her soul and provide peace to the surviving family.

  6. Bob, I am so sorry to hear of Linda’s death. I know what a special person Linda was to you and your family. She was a women of faith, great character and a wonderful sense of humor. I remember getting to meet her at a couple of the Board meetings and she had a way of making everyone feel special and relaxed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. I was told of a story about a child who spoke at a funeral of a loved one. There was reference to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning …to the end.
    It was noted, first came the date of this loved one’s birth and conversations of the following date with tears. Further it was mentioned, what matters most of all was the dash between those years.
    For the dash represents all the time this loved one spent alive on earth and now those who loved this person know what that little line is worth.
    For it matters not, how much we own. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.
    The child understood:
    • If we just slow down considering what’s true and real and understand the way other people feel.
    • Be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we have never loved before.
    • Treat others with respect and more often wear a smile remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.
    Now as we reflect on Linda’s life’s actions, we are proud of the things we are able to say and celebrate about how Linda spent his dash!

    The souls of the just are in the hands of God and no torment shall touch them. These words are of great comfort and conciliation.
    When we call to mind Linda who has gone before us, we can think of her in so many ways.
    We may think of her with:
     Gratitude and thanksgiving for the gift of her life.
     A sense of loss and yearning.
     In terms of what Linda gave to us – her love, friendship, joy and strength.

    A good way to think of Linda is in the contents of prayer. For prayers offer us faith and are the most real and certain way to be united with those who have gone before us. With faith, we are invited to lift up Linda in prayer and as we do this, we experience divine assurance, comfort, conciliation and the mercy of God for him and for us.
    When we think of Linda, we know that our grief is the other side of our love for her. In the light of faith, we know that the creation of this earthly life is but a preparation for the eternal life. This eternal life of endless peace, joy and love is in the presence of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

    1. Let’s ponder on the promise of eternal life that the resurrection of Jesus brings to each and every one of us.
    2. Let us in trust to the loving mercy of God for all those who have gone before us.
    3. Let us feel comfort in the knowledge that the souls of the just are in the hands of God.

    Have a peaceful and blessed day.
    Tom Dutkosky

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