Linda King Dunnaway

Published 4:00 pm Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Funeral service for Mrs. Linda King Dunnaway will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at Riverwood Family, with interment in Riverwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Linda King Dunnaway departed this life and went to her eternal home on Sunday, March 6, 2022. She was at home surrounded by her loving family. Linda was a tender-hearted woman of strong Christian faith and a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. 

Linda was born to Fern and Eugene King on December 11, 1948, in Louisville, Mississippi where she grew up, graduating from Louisville High School in 1966. She graduated with honors from the University of Southern Mississippi, majoring in Music Education. Linda was a member of Kappa Delta sorority, and it was while she was at Southern that she met the love of her life, Danny Dunnaway. They married on June 26, 1971 and had been happily married for over 50 years at the time of her death.

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After their marriage, Linda and Danny lived in Columbia, MS where Linda was the choral director for Columbia High School. After their move to West Point, Linda taught kindergarten at First Baptist Church, and she held the same position after their move to Brookhaven in 1983. In subsequent years she was pianist for Eclipse at Brookhaven High School and Mississippi School of Arts and was youth director for 10 years at Abundant Life Church. Linda was a member of The Assembly in Brookhaven where she had served as pianist. 

An active member of the North Mississippi Emmaus Community, Linda loved serving wherever she was needed and was often the pianist. She was scheduled to be a lay director in September of this year, and she eagerly anticipated serving in that capacity!

One of Linda’s great loves was going to Honduras with Baptist Medical Dental Mission International, a mission that had held a special place in her heart since she began these trips in 2010.  She was a part of the Rose-Woods team and considered all of her team members family. Linda’s heart’s desire was to serve her Lord quietly and without notice. She truly exemplified the Proverbs 31 woman in every way and was beloved by everyone who knew her.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, and her son, David Eugene Dunnaway. She is survived by her husband, Danny M. Dunnaway and her son Andrew (Dru) King Dunnaway of Boynton Beach, FL; her grandchildren, Nola and Baxter of Silver Spring, MD; her sister Peggy (Moe) Yarbrough of Louisville and her sister-in-law Donna Walker of Columbia. 

If you would like to donate in her memory, please consider giving to the Brookhaven Gideon Camp. Gideon’s International, P O Box 1106, Brookhaven, MS 39602.
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