7651 S. Jeffery Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60649


Fax: 773.721.9106

Ms. Linda Ann Killingsworth

Born Into Time: May 18, 1956
Born Into Eternity: July 05, 2017

Linda Ann Killingsworth

May 18, 1956 – July 5, 2017

Linda Ann Killingsworth was born into this world in Chicago, Illinois on May 18, 1956 to Cleve Lee and Lee Ethel Killingsworth. At the happy time of her birth, she was the fourth of 4 children. As a child she was cherished, as a young woman, she was beautiful, smart and quietly determined to follow her own path.

As a mother, to Brian, she was loving and protective. As a sister, she was kind, nurturing, fun and a true cheerleader for the accomplishment of our daring dreams. She was our chief familial connector linking us all through the fast pace of modern living keeping all us in close orbit and within reach. Her boundless capacity for caring created authentic friendships and enabled her to be genuinely involved with people near and far.

Linda attended Manley Elementary, Jensen Elementary and Marshall High School. She graduated with a degree in psychology from DePaul University. As a professional, she worked compassionately, helping people understand and access their health care benefits for over 25 years at Blue Cross Blue Shield.

She was sweet and exceedingly kind hearted. Known by her co-workers to be a caring problem solver extraordinaire she was also an outspoken advocate for process driven improvement. Her co-workers regarded her as their respected champion for better resources that would help employee achievement and morale.

Even as Linda helped others to navigate the complexities of the modern health care system, she never allowed her own health challenges to limit her natural inclination to embrace living a full life. She happily packed up for family road trips taking young hopefuls to college, sailed the oceans on Tom Joyner College Scholarship Cruises, partied on joyful island vacations and she volunteered to staff the leadership development programs of the League of Black Women.

Linda loved art fairs, museums, music, cultural events, whimsical art featuring, the moon, clever office supplies, Snoopy and silver jewelry.

Her father Cleve L. Killingsworth passed in 2000. Today, Linda leaves to celebrate her life, her loving mother, Lee E. Killingsworth, her son Brian Hines, Jr., her brother Cleve Killingsworth (Daren Chentow), her sisters, Sandra Finley (Eddie Finley) and Janice Killingsworth Walker (Tim Walker), nieces Jasmin Shomade, Erin Killingsworth Walker (Tim Walker Jr.), Lisa Killingsworth and nephews Bakari Finley, Khalid Finley (Veronda Finley), Ali Finley (Daniel Straka Finley), Evan Killingsworth and a host of loving cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, co-workers and extended family members.

Public Viewing:

Thursday, July 13, 2017
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Cage Memorial Chapel
7651 S. Jeffery Blvd
Chicago, IL 60649

Service Information:

Friday, July 14, 2017
Visitation / Family Hour:
10:00 AM
Service Time:
11:00 AM
Cage Memorial Chapel
7651 S. Jeffery Blvd
Chicago, IL 60649


Burr Oak Cemetery
4400 W. 127th Street
Alsip, IL 60805


#4 Kathy 2017-07-12 10:00
I had the pleasure of working with this fine lady for a few years. So sad to hear of her passing.
#3 Peggy Allen 2017-07-12 09:54
What a beautiful smile Linda shared with everyone she met, brightened everyone's spirit. Will always remember her kindness. May the memories your memories of your time with her, bring comfort to your heart. Grateful to have known her.
Peggy Allen
#2 Lada 2017-07-10 08:47
Linda, I am still in shock and I wish this was just a dream, I will miss your contagious smile and your words of wisdom. I will also miss your friendship. Heaven has gained another angel, look out for me down here on Earth. I love you always, Lada
#1 Bonita Bell 2017-07-09 20:38
To the Killingsworth family, I'll always hold dear the memories of the friendship Linda and I shared in our younger days. May God comfort, keep, and strengthen you.
Love Bonita Stewart Bellvhau5

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