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Linda Nash-McLaughlin

October 8, 1954 ~ October 29, 2021 (age 67)

Obituary

Linda Nash-McLaughlin was born on October 8, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois, to Alexander Covin, Jr., and Ruth Covin. Linda was a lifelong resident of the Westside of Chicago. She was educated in the Chicago public schools, graduating from Sullivan High School in 1973, where she was the first student of color to join the pom-pom squad. Linda also was an active member of the school’s choir. Linda was baptized as a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church and was steadfast in her faith. Linda began employment at Combined Insurance Company and remained there for many years. In 1980, Linda married the late Robert Nash. They had three wonderful children: Lakesia, John (JJ), and Robert (Tony). In 1994, Linda began working at Sacred Heart Home and over the years, Linda worked her way up to supervisor. “Momma Nash” as she was affectionately known, always went above and beyond her required duties. Linda was an avid Bid Whist player along with her sister, Vernette. They entered and won many Bid Whist tournaments with family and friends. Linda was also married to Larry McLaughlin and remained married to him until he passed away in 2019. Linda’s greatest joy, however, was the time she spent with her family. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren brought her immeasurable joy. She looked forward to her girls’ night out with her daughter and daughters-in-law. Linda always looked forward to the weekend trips she planned and spent with her grand-greatgrandchildren. Linda passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021. She was preceded in death by her father, Alexander Covin, Jr.; brother, Alexander Covin, II; husband, Robert Nash; husband, Larry McLaughlin; and precious grandson, Jaylin (Fatman) Nash. Linda leaves to cherish her memory: her mother, Ruth Covin; daughter, Lakeshia (Marcello); sons, John (Stephanie) and Robert (Natasha); sisters, Deborah (Roger) Wilson, Vernette (Nathaniel) Russell, Alexandria (Veron), and Myrtle Marie; uncle, Thomas Tatum; beloved grandchildren, Patrice, Rayshawn, Javon, Malik, Iyanna, Tyler, Jaiyden, and Marcello, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Jamari and Javonte; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

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Services

Wake
Friday
November 12, 2021

10:00 AM
New Evangelical Bible Church
4636 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60644

Funeral Service
Friday
November 12, 2021

11:00 AM
New Evangelical Bible Church
4636 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60644

Interment following funeral service
Friday
November 12, 2021

Oak Ridge Cemetary
4301 W Roosevelt Road
Hillside, IL 60162

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