Linda Gay Matthews

April 3, 1950 ~ July 10, 2012

Linda Gay Matthews, 62 of Sulphur passed away on July 10, 2012 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Sulphur, LA with Dr. David Holder and Rev. Ney Vickers officiating. Burial will be in Mimosa Pines Cemetery in Carlyss, LA under the direction of Robison Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at Robison Funeral Home with no other visitation until time of service at church on Friday. Linda was a native and long-time resident of Sulphur. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur. Linda is survived by her husband of 43 years, Robert Matt Matthews of Carlyss; mother, Mary Thistrup of Choupique , LA; six sisters, Theresa Pruitt of DeQuincy, Ann Lebrun and husband, Jerry of Carlyss, Anita Lebrun and husband, Roland of Choupique, LA, Rosalie Thistrup of Sulphur, Easter Mae Broussard and husband, Gene and Mary Ann Hoelzer and husband, Harold all of Choupique, LA; three brothers, Wilson Thistrup and wife, Kathy of Westlake, Wilton Buddy Thistrup and Marie of DeQuincy and Gilbert Thistrup and wife, Billie BJ of Selma, AL; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her dad, Daniel Thistrup; and two brothers, Neilson and Jimmy Thistrup.

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  1. Christine & Donna ( and family) I'm sending loving prayers and thoughts your way for today and the days to come. May the peace of God's love surround you like never before and may your memories bring a smile to your heart. Love y'all. Camae

  2. Matt, we are so sorry you have lost the love of your life. We truly enjoyed spending time with both of you and often commented on what a wonderful couple you were. Your marriage was a true love affair that we should all try to emulate. Magic happens when two hearts like yours connect and the fond memories can never be erased. Have hope in tomorrow, faith in the everlasting, and take comfort in the love of family and friends.

  3. Matt, My heart is heavy for the unmeasurable amount of personal pain you must feel duirng this time. I remember a Jesuit priest once telling me…God uses our pain for good works. I found solace in those words, maybe in time you can. This is one of my favorite quotes. "It will be hard for you not to ask why this must be. God knows why, and that may be as good to us as though we knew a thousand reasons. I pray God to hold you quiet and patient and uncomplaining, and help you bear the weight of this seemingly unintelligible sorrow. I hope you will remember that this is the only world in which a Christian can suffer, and suffer patiently and meekly. We cannot suffer by and by. God helps us to glorify Him now, when we can." — Maltbie Davenport Babock

  4. Words can never describe how much Aunt Linda meant to all of us! You and Aunt Linda were soulmates! Anyone that walk by you both could see that! You were her "Lovey" and she was yours. The only thing we can do now is to rejoice that she is with our Lord and will never suffer again! She will never be alone in heaven! She will always watch over you as your angel until you both meet again! I truly believe this! We love her and will miss her deeply! I will never forget all we great memories we shared since I was little and most of all how you always gave her a reason to smile! I love you Love Always, Amy LeBrun Love always, Amy LeBrun

  5. As a graduate with Linda, I just wanted to let you know that I understand she was a loving person through out her life and am sure that she will be received by her Father in heaven as well. God Bless your family for your loss.

  6. Theresa, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. Jeff and I are praying for you and your family. God will send the strength you need to face the days ahead. Love and prayers, Becky and Jeff Clark

  7. The family is in our prayers. She will be missed greatly and if y'all need anything let us know. Love Lori and dillan

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