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Linda Cottman

March 23, 1946 - July 19, 2022
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Wesley Temple A.M.E. Zion Church
104 North Prospect Street
Akron, Ohio 44304
(234) 571-5742 | Map
Thursday 7/28, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Meeting ID: 844 4723 1162
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Wesley Temple A.M.E. Zion Church
104 North Prospect Street
Akron, Ohio 44304
(234) 571-5742 | Map
Thursday 7/28, 12:00 pm
Condolences may be sent to 1458 Black Pond Drive, Akron, Ohio 44320

In lieu of flowers, in honor of Linda, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Wesley Temple AME Zion Church Media Ministry, which she was a part of and so passionately loved.

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Akron, OH 44304

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Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery Association
2580 Romig Rd.
Akron, Ohio 44320
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Linda Taylor Cottman was born March 23, 1946, in Parkin, Arkansas to parents, Mary Lee Wilson and L. H. Taylor.  She was the youngest of five children. Linda’s early education began at the tender age of four in a one-room schoolhouse where her grandmother Gertrude Gates Maxwell was the principal.  When she was officially enrolledContinue Reading

Gloria Dawson left a message on July 28, 2022:
To the family, I was so sorry to hear about Linda’s passing. I first met Linda when we were bridesmaids at my brother and sister-in-law’s wedding (George, jr. and Betty Gilmore). Later on in years, Linda’s mother had my oldest daughter in her Sunday school class at Macedonia Baptist Church. May the good Lord continue to strengthen and comfort your family!
Martha Morgan left a message on July 28, 2022:
My condolences to the Cottman family and to the Taylor family on the loss of Aunt Linda. She was truly a lovely person and will be greatly missed. Peace and love to you all, Martha
Jimmy Dukes left a message on July 27, 2022:
To this beloved family, in your lost. Whenever you saw Mrs. Cottman in the halls of Wesley Temple in the early days. You just knew that there goes a child of God. We are praying for you as our minds runs back over the days that are past and gone. and The Great Wesley Temple Church that turned out some great saints living for the Lord and Master. Until that day, may your spirit, rest in his Grace. The Dukes Family..
Dolores Pollitt Hall left a message on July 26, 2022:
May God bless and protect you during these most difficult times.
Beverly (Walker) Carlson left a message on July 26, 2022:
I knew Mrs. Cottman first thru my sister Gloria (Walker) Tilden. I had the tour of the "office" with my sister. I also chose the same career path. Mrs. Cottman had a way of explaining things the easy way. She praised us when we did right and encourage us when we "missed the mark". She was truly "One of a kind". I also remember when my sister's class gave her a baby shower. Thank you for touching the lives of many students and guiding us to our career paths.
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Anne Wanjiku left a message on July 25, 2022:
To Karin and family, Sending my sincere condolences for your loss.
Gloria (Walker) Tilden left a message on July 25, 2022:
As a junior in the East HS Interoffice Education wing, Mrs. Cottman gave me the skills to obtain my goals to work in an office environment. Today, 41 years later, I am working in the Finance Office of Akron Public Schools. I will always remember her kind smile and encouragement to strive to reach my goals. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May God continue to guide you over the days ahead.
Gwendolyn Poole Cñambers left a message on July 25, 2022:
Mr Cottman, Kendra, Karen, Kirk, Jr. My deepest condolences. You were blessed with the best, by the best. Mrs Cottman was simply an angel. She did so much for our church, and our young people. She will be deeply missed. God has her now. We love you. Gwen Poole, Chambers, daughters Deidre, Jaeda and Vicki Poole and families. 🌹💔
Michelle Bronner left a message on July 25, 2022:
My condolences to the entire Cottman family, I remember Mrs. Cottman from growing up in Wesley Temple. I always thought of her as an elegant Christian woman, with a quiet demeaner. She always had a friendly smile. I know she will be missed by her immediate and church families. May God provide peace to all.
Michelle Bronner left a message on July 25, 2022:
My condolences to the entire Cottman family, I remember Mrs. Cottman from growing up in Wesley Temple. I always thought of her as an elegant Christian woman, with a quiet demeaner. She always had a friendly smile. I know she will be missed by her immediate and church families. May God provide peace to all.
Rebecca Moon left a message on July 25, 2022:
Sending my condolences to the family and sending lots of love and prayers so sorry for your loss she was a wonderful person rest in peace . Rebecca
Jennifer left a message on July 25, 2022:
She was a wonderful teacher, one of the nicest people I’ve known. Was always willing to help the students!
Kathy Neag left a message on July 24, 2022:
Linda was a quiet treasure. Everyone at East High School loved her. She was such a gentle and loving person. May she Rest In Peace.
Laurie Myers left a message on July 24, 2022:
So sorry for your loss. She was my IOE teacher for 2 years 1980 to 1981. I loved her. She was an amazing person
The Dingle Family left a message on July 23, 2022:
Our prayers and love goes to the family during this time. Linda was a Jewel and she will be missed!
Wylene R Edwards left a message on July 23, 2022:
Linda was a person to be admired and respected. She gave her best to God and the church. Well done good and faithful servant. You will be missed.
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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