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Linda Gail Brabant, age 62, daughter of John and Murtice (Woodall) Higginbotham was born August 11, 1951 in Houston, Mississippi. She passed away August 17, 2013 in her home, Plato, Missouri.

Linda grew up moving from military base to military base since her Father was in the military for 20 years. She spent time in Germany, Fort Hood, TX, Fort Dix, NJ and even Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

She attended school on many of these military bases, but started high school in Houston, Mississippi. She attended college at Fort Leonard Wood, MO and completed two Associate Degrees. She worked for Central Texas College as an Administration Assistant for 20 years and retired from there in 2008. She helped many young students start their education and attain their goal of receiving their degrees. She encouraged students to get an education while in the military and many wives went on to finish their education and obtain satisfying jobs. Linda helped them receive the financial help and counseling they needed to complete the courses that would lead to their degrees.

She joined the military August 1977 and completed her duty August 1980. She was very proud to serve her country following in the footsteps of her Father and Sister.

She married her husband Warren Brabant in Fort Belvoir, VA in June of 1978.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Bill Higginbotham, her sister Kay Trent and Lucy Trent and Joan Howell all of Houston, MS.

She is survived by her husband Warren of the home in Plato; her sons: Billy Moore of Houston, MS and John Brabant of Plato, MO; her daughter Rosanna Jemes of Grovesprings, MO; 4 grandchildren; one sister, Mary Jean Nabors of Houston, MS, several nieces and nephews.

Linda loved her family and gardening, but most of all she loved cleaning. She enjoyed her flowers and home grown tomatoes. She always liked living in the country and hunting with her husband. She was very proud of being a wife, Mother and Grandmother. She was very happy when surrounded by family and friends. She enjoyed traveling around Missouri seeing all its beauty. She always wanted her family and friends to be safe and happy.

She will be missed but we know she is enjoying her flowers in bloom in heaven. She has always said this is not good-bye but, “see you soon in heaven with our Heavenly Father.”

Memorials may be made to Houston Relay for Life. Online condolences may be made at

Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Saturday August 24, 2013 at Evans Funeral Home, with the Memorial Service to be held at 11:00 A.M., Rev. Lawrence Chatman officiating. Graveside Services will be held Monday August 26, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Ft. Wood. Services will be under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

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