Linda Mae McAdams


Linda Mae McAdams, 71, of Waco, passed away peacefully, Friday, January 12, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation: Wednesday, January 17th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Service of Celebration:
Thursday, January 18th at 10:00AM in the Chapel at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Burial Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Ryan McAdams, Clayton Blanton, Dylan McAdams, Ty McAdams, Zack McAdams and Raymond Lee Ondrej. Honorary Pallbearer is Cody Lankford.

Linda was born the third child of 12 children, November 27, 1946 in Vancouver, Washington to the late Willie Eugene and Lula Beatrice Parrish Ballard. As a young girl, her family lived and moved to several different states before settling in the Waco area. It was here in Waco that Linda met the love of her life, Curtis Roy McAdams, at the age of 10 years old. She always stated she always knew he was the one for her; they were married, March 1, 1964. Linda was a long time member of the Bellmead Church of Christ Church. She worked for over 20 years as an Operation Manager at the local Mervyn’s, until it’s closing in 2007.

Linda was a very competitive person; she enjoyed playing BINGO, several different card games, dominos and was not afraid to try her luck on occasion, at the slot machines in Bossier City. Family was always a very important part of Linda’s life; she enjoyed time spent playing games with them and cooking holiday meals brought her great joy. In later years, spending time watching the old westerns and her game shows was how Linda kept that competitive nature going. Linda will long be remembered for her meatballs, chili beans, enchiladas and how she always cooked every dish at Thanksgiving for her family. Linda is preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Lula Ballard, her siblings, Gail Winkelmann, Becky Cox and Russell Ballard, and her loving husband of over 30 years, Curtis Roy McAdams.

Linda leaves to cherish her memory and continue her legacy, her children, James McAdams of LeRoy, Duane McAdams and wife, Lisa of Lacy-Lakeview, Dennis McAdams and wife, Ginger of Elm Mott, Brad McAdams of Waco, Angela Bower and husband, Jason of Lacy-Lakeview, Cheryl Booker and husband, Brian of Lacy-Lakeview; siblings, Pat McAdams and husband, Bucky, Benny Ballard and wife, Linda, Mark Ballard, Timmy Ballard and wife, Yvette, Jimmy Ballard and wife, Doris, Jeff Ballard and wife, Sue, Bruce Ballard and wife, Lisa and Nancy Strickland; 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Tony Winkelmann and James Cox; and sister-in-law, Theresa Ballard; along with numerous other loving family members and friends.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. I love Linda and the family. I’ll never forget the times we all got together. Us kids would
    Be running around while the adults would be in another room playing quarters or domino’s or some other game. She had the sweetest smile and gave great hugs. She will be missed. I pray for peace of mind for all the family. She is up in heaven with Curtis having a good ole time.

  2. Sheila Manthei Thompson

    Dennis and Brad, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. Sending prayers to you both, as well as the rest of your family.

  3. Sending prayers for you & your family. Sorry for your loss.

  4. Angela and Jason so sorry for loss. Sending prayers for you and the family.

  5. Very sorry to hear this. May God give y’all peace and comfort during this trying time. Sincerely,John Lambert.

  6. I would like to offer my condolences to the family. Mere words cannot express the grief that comes from losing a dear loved one to death. What can give us a measure of comfort is the Bibles promises of the day when sickness and death will be no more. Such words can hopefully ease the pain you all are experiencing at this time of sorrow. May the God of ALL comfort keep you enduring now and in the days to come. And may happy memories warm your hearts. – Revelation 21:3-5; 2 Corinthians 1:2-4

  7. Sorry to hear about the passing of your mom please give my condolences to your family and know that Y’all are in our prayers. If there’s anything I can do please let me know.


    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless the family during this period of mourning and give all the strength to endure.

  9. Paula Caldwell-Argo

    You guys did a wonderful job on this beautiful tribute to your mom (and dad). So sorry for your loss.

  10. With deepest sympathy.
    Our prayers are with you and your family,

    Monty and Shawnda Phipps family

  11. Ellie Abernathy

    Sorry for your loss. I am sure glad I got to know your mom. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  12. With deepest sympathy. Prayers are with you.

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