December 15, 1948 - August 20, 2019
Linda Diane Collum Busby, born December 15, 1948, lost her 12 year battle with cancer and was called home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ, August 20, 2019. Linda graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1966, and went on to Southeastern Louisiana University where she obtained a Masters Degree, in education. She taught 1st grade at Denhamtown School for 31 years before retiring, she was a mentor and an educator. Her love for teaching was enormous and she always said, “ I have never had a student that I didn’t fall in love with”.
Linda is survived by her mother, Betty Rose Malley Collum, of Bogalusa, LA. Two sons, Allen Frank Busby and his wife Cherie, of Ponchatoula, LA, and Kevin George Busby ( and special friend Marcella Danielle), of Bogalusa, LA. Two brothers George Alan Collum and (special friend Marsha Ann Hunt) of Bogalusa, LA., and Donald Wayne Collum and his wife Pam of Midway GA. Sister-in-Law, and best friend Kim Busby Crowe, of Bogalusa, LA. Two step sons Michael and Darren Busby, and a step daughter Amy Alldredge.
Linda is preceded in death by her father Levell George Collum and husband William Len Busby both of Bogalusa, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Greg Whaley.
The family would like to send a special thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and other staff at Mary Bird Cancer Center, St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Our Lady of the Angles Hospital in Bogalusa, LA. Also to Southeast Louisiana Home Health and St. Tammany Parish Hospice. A special thanks to Brandy Pierce of OLOFA, and April Carroll our sitter and friend.
Services will be at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Visitation will be August 23, 2019 from 10 AM to 2 PM followed by the Funeral Service.