Linda Smith Rodrigue, 63, of Greer, SC, passed away on August 26, 2021 at St. Francis Eastside after a short, courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was surrounded by her husband Bill Rodrigue and her loving family. The family expresses sincere appreciation to the entire Bon Secours St. Francis team for their compassion and care for Linda.
Linda was born in Danville, VA on March 27, 1958, to Cornelia “Connie” Cox Smith and the late Frederick Spencer Smith, Jr. Linda grew up in Spartanburg, SC and graduated from Spartanburg High School in 1976. She attended Clemson University where she earned a B.S. in Business Administration in 1980. She and her husband have called the Upstate home since 1993.
Linda is survived by her devoted husband of 38 years, Earl William “Bill” Rodrigue; her son and his wife, Tyler and Jennifer Rodrigue; her daughter and her newlywed husband, Allison and Grey Satterfield; her mother, Connie Smith; her brother and his wife, Steve and Anna Smith; her brother in-law and his wife, David and Miriam Rodrigue; and nephews and niece, Michael Smith, Drew Smith, Taylor Rodrigue, and Alexis Rodrigue.
She was a devoted wife and mother. In her free time, Linda enjoyed listening to birds while sitting on her back porch, spending time at her parent’s lake house, cheering on the Clemson Tigers, gardening and decorating around her home, and attending Covenant United Methodist Women’s Bible Study. Linda’s first priority was her family. Through gatherings, birthdays, or holidays – she loved bringing her family together to celebrate. Linda never met a stranger, loved her friends and family deeply, and found a sense of gratitude even in life’s simplest moments.
A memorial service to celebrate Linda’s life will be held at Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. followed by a visitation with friends and family.
Memorials may be made to the St. Francis Cancer Center or Pearlie Harris Center for Breast Health (www.stfrancisfoundation.com/), or the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).
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