Linda Adele Rogers-Sims was born to the late Jonnie and Adele Johnson Rogers on November 16, 1957 at Columbia Hospital for Women in Washington, D.C. She was educated in the D.C. Public School System and was a 1976 graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School. After graduating high school, Linda attended the University of the District of Columbia, earning a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She worked as a social worker at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for many years. In later years, Linda worked as a substitute teacher in the Prince George’s County School System.
At a very young age Linda was introduced to Christ by her parents at Northeast Holy Trinity Church (Bishop Kent T. Holmes), and later dedicated her life to Christ at the Free Evangelistic Church (Pastor Theresa A. Brooks) in Washington, D.C. Linda was also very proud to have been raised in the close-knit, family-oriented community of North Michigan Park in Northeast Washington, D.C.
Linda devoted her life to her loving husband, children and grandchildren. Linda’s life was her children and she ensured that they had a loving, caring and nurturing home and a comfortable, stable life. You were not going to have a conversation with Linda without her mentioning her family! She was just as loving, caring, and nurturing toward her siblings. Linda was an avid Redskins fan and for many years would cook large meals and invite the entire family over for dinner to watch the football games. Often there would be so many family and friends we would almost run out of seats!
Linda did not want anyone in her kitchen! She found joy, peace and happiness by cooking for her family and often said it was an expression of her love. Whenever someone would praise her for all that she had done and was doing, she would humbly say “I tried”, “I’m trying”, or “I’m doing my best”. Linda was the best! She was sweet, kind, loving, humble, forgiving, caring, selfless and compassionate. She showed everyone love, and treated everyone with dignity and respect, even strangers. Most importantly, Linda was God-fearing and loved the Lord.
Linda had been ill and endured a lot of pain for the past few years and valiantly fought to regain her health so she could remain with the family she loved so much. On July 16th our God saw fit to relieve her of her pain; she peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family.
Linda leaves to cherish her memories, the love of her life, her loving husband Charles Willerbore Sims; her children, Anthony (Zipporah), Charles, Joseph (LaTeisa), Charlinda and Patrick; her grandchildren, Ava, Parker, Jaxon and Madison; her siblings, John, Dwayne and Patricia; her sister-in-law, Carolyn; her nieces, LaKeisha (Antonio), LaToya (Terrance), Sharmeca, Jabrea and Zhane’; and her great-nieces and nephews, Alaya, Kierra, Joselyn, Nyasia and Jetaime. She also leaves behind a host of loving family and friends.
The following is the YouTube Live Stream Link for Linda Rogers-Sims on July 22, 2022 @ 10AM: