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Linda Diane Bessinger

January 6, 1949 — April 30, 2024


Linda D. Bessinger (75) of Georgetown, SC, passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord, while surrounded by her family and loved ones on 04/30/2024, in Summerville, SC.

Linda is the daughter of James C. and Zola M. Bessinger. She will be deeply missed by her two adoring daughters, Jami K. Jackson-Bessinger, Jo'Anna Meghan Jackson-Bessinger (Roderick), her only beloved grandson, Joshua A. Pryor-Jackson, his grandfather, Michael E. Jackson, her sister, Gloria (Norman) Prosser, two brothers, C. Douglas (Christina) and Jimmy (Carol) Bessinger, and many cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Linda was born January 6th, 1949 in Florence, South Carolina. She spent the majority of her childhood growing up alongside her siblings and many cousins at the family's farmhouse in Bamberg, SC. She first learned her love for animals while out roaming the farm. It was there that she discovered "Bonnie the Bull" out in his pen. Being a curious little child, she freed Bonnie, which sent him charging straight towards her and catapulting her into loving animals of all kinds, adventure, and The Great Outdoors. Her arms became full of rescue dogs, raccoons, skunks, feral cats, birds, and rabbits well into adulthood.

She graduated from Winyah High School (1967) and attended Trident Technical College as both a full-time mother and employee, graduating with Phi Theta Kappa honors. Prior to her retirement, she served as a property manager for acclaimed companies throughout the Lowcountry. She worshiped at Northwood Assembly Church, where she learned the Love of Jesus and trusted the Holy Spirit's plan for her life.

Linda devoted her life to her daughters and grandson. Not only did she teach them how to fish, ride bikes, drive, use binoculars, telescopes, and compasses, she also taught them the importance of walking by faith and walking in love. Her love for God and serving others were her top priorities. She continuously planted seeds within her family and throughout the many communities she lived and worked (Matt 22:37-39).

The Memorial Service honoring Linda will be announced at a later date. Donations in Linda's honor can be made to MUSC Hollings Cancer Center or MUSC Bayada Hospice. 

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Palmetto Cremation Society, 5638 N Rhett Ave, Charleston, SC 29406, 843.722.2555


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