Linda Sue Haycock joined her Angels in Heaven on August 8, 2021 after a long battle with Early Onset Alzheimer’s & then Covid. She was born in Washington D.C. on December 18, 1948 and graduated from Franklin High School in 1966 in Somerset, New Jersey. She then attended Hesser Business College in Manchester, NH, graduating in 1967.
She was married on July 1, 1984 to Thomas Lee Haycock. She is preceded in death by her parents, Manning H. Kennedy and Joann S. Kennedy. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Lee Haycock, son John Haycock and his wife Mary Haycock, from Melbourne, FL, and daughter, Jill Miller, and her husband, Donald Miller, from W. Melbourne, FL. Grandchildren are Cody, Jacob, Gannon, Brett and Lexy.
Linda will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her. She spent much of her life caring for children, both as a teaching assistant and as a fulltime care provider to her niece, first two grandchildren and children of her close friends. As a teaching aide, she learned sign language so she could communicate with some of her special needs children. She was skilled with a variety of crafts and made many Holiday gifts for family and close friends. She also restored many pieces of furniture and quilted both small and large quilts. She served as a Girl Scout leader for her daughter’s troop.
After living in Virginia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, California, New Hampshire and Saudia Arabia, she moved to the Melbourne area in 1981. She worked as a Legal assistant at the Nance, Cacciatore law firm for a few years. Then, she took a job with Harris Corporation as an administrative assistant for several years. Finally , she found her true passion as a Teacher’s Aide in the Brevard County School system. She worked at Sabal Elementary, Central Jr High, Columbia Elementary & Palm Bay Elementary. She retired from the school system when she moved to NJ so she could care for her second grandchild.
Services will be at a TBD date at St. Mary of the Angel church. In lieu of sending flowers the family requests contributions be made in Linda’s name to the following organizations: 1) Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation, Project Relief, 4676 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935. 2) Promise in Brevard, Checks payable to Promise Inc at 4105 Norfolk Parkway, W. Melbourne, FL 32904 or on website promiseinbrevard.com and use the Give to Promise button. Arrangements are being handled by Compass Pointe Funeral Services, 737 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32804. 407 797-6200