Linda Thrasher Bird, age 63, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Timothy Bird.  She is survived by her son, John Bird; daughter, Meredith Liesen and husband, Patrick; mother, Olevia Pentecost Trasher; grandchildren, Chance Nichols and Maesyn Liesen.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel with R.D. Saunders officiating.  Interment will follow at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Tucker, GA.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. online condolences can be expressed at

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  1. Leigh, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know how much you are going to miss her but she will always be with you, your husband and the kids.
    My most sincere condolences

  2. What a remarkable Daughter, Wife, Mom, Mimi, Friend and Child of God. Your loss is so great but a part of her remains here in all those that loved her so dearly. Our deepest sympathy, prayers and love…Wayne and Cindy

  3. Linda was a treasured co-worker and friend and her earthly presence is greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. With deepest condolences… Rosemarie

  4. Linda, we love you and will miss you dearly, but I know you are free of pain and in the arms of Jesus! What a sweet and caring soul….a great Mom who loved her kids and grandchildren…taken way too soon. I treasure the time I have known you and will remember all the deep conversations and God moments we shared! You are now enjoying all the beautiful colors in heaven….colors we cannot even imagine.
    Love Always, Jan

  5. Sherry smallman. God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be, He wrapped his arms around you, and whispered, “come to me” It was a pleasure caring for you precious sweet Linda.

  6. Linda was such a nice and genuine person. My heart is sad hearing this news. Please know that her family is in my prayers. I smiled last night because I know she is with Jesus. She believed and lived out her faith.

  7. Linda was my inspiration, I believed she lived life to the fullest and wasn’t afraid to try new things and so very talented in so many areas of life. I will miss Linda as a co-worker and art buddy. My deepest condolences go out to the family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Linda had a quiet yet impactful presence at our APTeam Meetings. Will miss her gentle spirit at GSOC. Sending love, peace and blessings to the family.

  9. Our deepest condolences to you and your family as Linda slips feom her earthly garment into her heavenly one. She was such a precious woman of God and an inspiration to us as she fought the good fight of faith. She has finished her race and has won the prize! We truly enjoyed our Sunday morning conversations! She will be missed!

  10. Leah, I’m so sorry to hear that your mom is gone. Our families haven’t kept up much since you all moved to the Lawrenceville area and left Northside Church, but we have many good memories. I considered Linda one of my best friends at Northside. We loved playing piano/organ together. Please know that Jim and I are praying for you, John and the rest of the family.

  11. Dear John, Leigh, Miss Olevia and family. My sincere condolence on the loss of your beloved Mother, daughter, mi mi, and friend. Linda had the most beautiful, kind, sweet and gentle spirit and such a strong woman of God. She was loved and will be deeply missed by many. Your love and devotion got her through many difficult days….may her love and memories do the same for each of you. My prayers are with you.

  12. I knew Linda from work. She was witty and full of life. And as others have said, Jesus shone through her life. We will miss her.
    Leigh and John, you are young to lose both your Mother, and earlier your Father. Prayers for healing and strength for you as you grieve this loss. Look to your peers for support but also to others who are older and may have experienced several losses like you have.

  13. Linda was a great co-worker and just a wonderful person. I could sit and talk with her for hours. She will be greatly missed.

    May memories of her bring you comfort. Thoughts and prayers.

  14. I did not know Linda well but she was a sweet lady and a pleasure to work with. My deepest sympathy to her family. Keeping you all in my prayers and hoping they will help to ease your sorrow

  15. Linda was always such a sweet, precious lady! I worked with her several times, and she was always easy-going and a pleasure to work with. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends. May the Lord surround you all and bring you peace during this time.

  16. We are so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. This scriptures always brings me comfort, and I hope it will do the same for you. “Jehovah {God} is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those who are crushed in spirit.”​—Ps. 34:18, 19.” Our prayers are with you and your family.

  17. Linda was a kind and thoughtful co-worker, and she will be greatly missed. Deepest condolences to her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  18. My deepest sympathies to all of you. Linda was a pleasure to know and work with. Seeing her smiling face just about everyday was my privilege for several years. Blessings to you.

  19. Hey mom, it’s your son John. I just want you to know that both Leigh and myself are doing well. We love you and miss you very much. We’re happy knowing that you have been reunited with dad, never to be apart from him again. Pain and suffering are a thing of the past. I’ll keep you on my mind for the rest of my life, and God willing hopefully I’ll be reunited with dad and yourself when it’s my time as well. Love you dearly.

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