Obituary of Linda Bates Bayless
Linda Bates Bayless, 63 passed away on May 7, 2023 Linda was born on February 14, 1960 in St. Petersburg, FL. She graduated from Boca Ciega High Schooll and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education at FSU. She received her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at USF. She worked in the Pinellas County school system as a teacher, Title One Facilitator, Assistant Principal and Principal. After she retired from the School System she worked as an insurance agent for several years.
Linda was loved and adored by everyone who knew her. She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. Linda loved to sing and had a great voice. She also loved to cook, travel, and organize things. She loved singing in choirs, ensembles and helping with Children’s Choirs.
Linda was preceded by her father, Donald R Bates and her sister Ruth Bates Duncan. She is survived by her devoted husband Randall Bayless, his son Brandon, her Mother Laura Goldfoot (Arnold), Stepmother Faye Bates (daughter Jill and her son Ian), Brother Donald (wife Jill and son Jonathan and daughter Emily), and many Aunts, Uncles and cousins.
Our hearts are truly broken, Linda will be desperately missed by everyone who had the true blessing of knowing her. We rest in peace with the knowledge that she is with the God she truly loved.
Memorial Service, June 3rd, 2023 at 2PM at First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, Fl 1900 Gandy Blvd.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Linda Bayless, please visit Tribute Store