Linda Louise Geis “Mimi”, 72, passed away on December 10th, 2022 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton, Texas. She was born on July 18, 1950, in Wichita Falls, Texas to Wallace D. and Drebon (Rhodes) Elkins.
Linda grew up in Texas and Alaska, as a military brat. She attended Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena, Texas. After high school she attended Ft Worth School of Business in Ft Worth, Texas where she received a certificate in Business Management. She then worked for several attorneys as a legal secretary before joining the Restland Family in Dallas, for 15 years. After relocating, she worked for City of Alvarado as a City Secretary for many years and Johnson County Fresh Water as manager and was recognized as Employee of the Year in 2002. She retired in 2007, when John and Linda began running a Corp of Engineer Park in Kopperl, Texas until 2017.
Linda married John Geis in 1994 in Burleson, Texas. They were happily married for 24 years. Linda was a member of Boulevard Baptist Church for most of her life. She enjoyed camping, fishing, gambling, traveling, and spending time with her loved ones.
Linda was preceded in death by her husband and best friend, John Geis; parents, Wallace and Drebon Elkins; brother, Charles Schull, brother, Darrell Elkins, Sister and Brother-in-Law, Ruby and Michael Rockwell and great granddaughter, Sloane Shufelt.
Linda is survived by her children: daughter, Tonja Bitencourt of Godley, Texas, daughter, Tammy (Stewart) Brewer of Denton, Texas, son, Robert (Pam) Barnett of Mansfield, Texas, daughter, Cindy (Heath) Shufelt of Alvarado, Texas, daughter, Christina Morrison of Weatherford, Texas, son, John Geis, Jr, of Grandview, Texas, daughter, Deborah (Nathan) Colette of Grandview, Texas, daughter, Jacqueline (Zachary) Whitlow of Arlington, Texas, and son, Troy (Brittney) Geis of Shawnee, Kansas;
her sisters, Cynthia Rhoden of Laurel, Mississippi, Mary Elkins of Waco, Texas and brother, Wallace (Theresa) Elkins, Jr. of Cleburne, Texas;
her 26 grandchildren: John and Mindy Barnett, Jeffrey Barnett and Arasely Hns, Joshua and Lauren Barnett, Jacob and Jessie Tennison, Jared and Blair Tennison, Corey and Anna Zimmerman, Cyle and LeAnna Zimmerman, Cynthia Tribble and Joshua Hibbert, Caylee and Carlos Lazo, Jordan Barnett, Allison Barnett, Moriah Shufelt, Hannah Shufelt and Sam Tarron, Bo Shufelt, Kailee and Hunter Jones, Kelsea Morrison, River Hinson and Randa Jones, Jason and Ulisa Phipps, John Geis III and Bethany Hoover, Eugene and Ashley Geis, Joseph and Sharon Collette, Rebekah and Dylan Bartosh, Ashley and Sam Burgess, Bryant Savell and Bailey Horton, Codey Geis and Kendal Geis;
her 33 great-grandchildren Blayne, Ethan, Wyatt, Annalise, Jackson, Teagan, Angelica, Oliver, Eleanor, Madeleine, Caleb, Brayden, Sebastian, Eli, Leo, Daniel, Colt, Ryder, River II, Pasley, Brayden, Harper, Kynsleigh, Stetson, Serena, Arianna, Dayton, Deegan, Dakota, Brenden, Peyton, Brayleigh and Brentleigh;
and her nieces and nephews, cousins and many other loved ones.
A memorial service will be held at Emerald Hills Funeral Home at 500 Kennedale Sublett Road, Kennedale, Texas at 1:30 pm on December 17th, 2022. A visitation will be held at Emerald Hills Funeral Home at 6 pm - 8 pm, on December 16th. Burial will follow at Laurel Land Cemetery at 7100 Crowley Rd in Ft Worth, Texas..
Condolences may be left on Linda Louise Geis’ online guest book at Linda Geis Obituary - Fort Worth, TX (dignitymemorial.com).
Mimi never met a stranger and loved BIG. If you knew her, you KNEW she loved her family more than life, but even more, she loved the Lord and is rejoicing in Heaven now.