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Linda Clara Kent

May 2, 1945 — February 11, 2024

Lake Butler

Linda Clara Kent, a dedicated and compassionate nurse, sadly passed away on February 11, 2024, at Lake City Medical Center at the age of 78. She was born on May 2, 1945, in Providence, FL, to her loving parents F.M. and Gladys Bielling Bivins. Linda's journey in the field of nursing began after she graduated with a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Florida in 1966. She launched her career at the VA hospital in Lake City. Linda's exceptional skills and unwavering dedication became evident as she worked tirelessly as an ER and ICU nurse. She finished her career at Lake Shore Hospital in Lake City. Her commitment to providing top-notch care was unmatched, and she consistently went above and beyond the call of duty. 

Linda held a deep love for music and it gave her comfort during both joyous and challenging times. Above all else, though, Linda treasured her family. They were her world, and she found immeasurable joy in their presence. 

Linda is proceeded in death by her parents, F.M. Bivins and Gladys Bielling Bivins and her sister Laura Hilton.

Linda's passing leaves a void that will be deeply felt by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her daughters Lisa (B.J.) Wilson and Patricia Woodard; grandchildren: Greg Mann, Ashley Mann, John Woodard III, Karrigan Woodard, Gavin Wilson, Avery Wilson, and Amber Nelson; great-grandchildren: Alec VanDike, Elyza Eason, Chloe Woodard, Kayden Jones, Kayson Elixson, and Ethan Woodard; and great-great-grandchild: Forest VanDike. Linda also leaves behind her beloved sisters, Ann Tanner and Marilyn Bivins; her nieces and nephew, Lori Rowland, John Michael Hilton, and Amber Knagge; great-niece and nephews LaShae Brown, John Knagge, Douglas Knagge, Thorne Hilton, Holton Hilton, Greyson Brown, and Aubrey Brown who all held a special place in Linda's heart.

A Celebration of Linda's life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, February 24th at Archer-Milton Funeral Home. Immediately following the service her ashes will be interred at Phillipi Baptist Church Cemetery in Lake City, FL. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer-Milton Funeral Home. 386-496-2008 www.archerfuneralhome.com

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Memorial Service

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Archer-Milton Funeral Home

55 N Lake Ave, Lake Butler, FL 32054

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Interment

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Philippi Baptist Church Cemetery

1444 SE County Road 18, Lake City, FL 32024

Immediately following the service

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