Linda Evon (Miles) Thigpen

Linda Evon (Miles) Thigpen, of Houston, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 18, 2007, at the age of 61. After a courageous battle with cancer, she passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family.

Linda was born October 14, 1946, in Lufkin, Texas, the daughter of the late Elsie (Freeman) and Cecil Miles. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, as well as a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Ron Thigpen of Houston; daughters, Monica Morris of Houston and Kim Vineyard of Huntington; five wonderful granddaughters, Brook Morris, Breanna Morris, Brittany Morris, Katelynn Rose Vineyard and Jamie (Joy) Lynn Vineyard; four sisters, Pam McGaughey, Delma Mathews, Donna Williams and Ellen Smith; and a number of nieces, nephews and other family members. She will truly be missed by her family and friends.

Services for Linda will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2007, in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Horace Fletcher officiating. Interment will follow in the Fielder Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.

Gipson Funeral Home; Philip Snead, director