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A Private Funeral service for Mrs. Omega Beatrice Linton will be conducted 1:00 PM Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at J. O. & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel, 307 South Johns Street, Florence, South Carolina. Interment will follow in Florence National Cemetery, directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.
Mrs. Omega Beatrice Linton was born January 13, 1926 on Pea Hill Wallertown Road, Mardela Springs, Maryland. Omega was educated in the Maryland Public School System. Upon graduation she moved to Philadelphia where she continued her education from the Community College of Philadelphia. Omega also attended the James Martin Vocational School where she received her license to work as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Omega worked at the Albert Einstein Medical Center for 29 years from 1962 until her retirement in 1991. While at Einstein Medical Center, Omega was also part of the Pharmacy, Quality Association and Infectious Disease committees. Omega loved working with patients who gave her high praises as well as her peers. She also received many awards and certificates of appreciation during her career as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Her religious training began in a Christian home with her late maternal grandparents, W. Henry and Gertrude Waller. Omega joined her mother, Beulah Steward, in 1942, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and became a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church (UMC) in 1943 under the pastoral of the late Reverend Butler. While at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, she sang with the youth choir, worked with the cub scouts and became a member of the usher board. She also served as the Secretary and President of the Wesley Service Guild Missionary for many years.
Upon her retirement in 1991, she became a member of Mount Pleasant African Union Methodist Protestant (AUMP) Church in Mardela Springs, Maryland where she worked on the finance committee. She also joined the Usher Board and became the President. In 2013, Omega moved to Florence, SC where she joined Cumberland United Methodist Church under the leadership of Reverend J. Jeanette Cooper and then under the leadership of the Reverend Dr. Anthony Hodge. In the last few years, Omega became a resident of the Heritage Home of Florence, South Carolina where she became a Deaconess under Chaplain, Charles. She was very active in the Heritage Home where she was a member and President of the Red Hat Society as well as President of the Residents Council. She taught Sunday School and sang on the Choir, for which she was also the President.
Omega really loved the Lord! She made sure she read her Bible everyday with her special scriptures. Her favorite pastimes were doing crossword number puzzles and watching her stories (General Hospital), and she didn’t miss reading her newspaper every day. Omega was very kind and considerate and could be counted on to help, without asking, on her job and at church. She loved her family and church family, and loved spending time with them.
Omega was married to the late Edmond Linton where they were blessed with four children – the late Edmond Linton Jr., the late Beatrice Linton Dargon, Henrietta and Freeman. She leaves to cherish her memories: a daughter, Henrietta (Derrick) Jackson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; a son, Freeman (Joyce) Linton of Florence, South Carolina; a sister, Edith Lassiter of California; seven grandchildren, Sonya Randall, Freeman Linton Jr., Nikia (Marquis) Perry all of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sandra German of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Wakina (Gregory) Scott of Accokeek, Maryland, John Kevin (Demetria) Dargon and Leslie (Jackie) Dargon both of Atlanta, Georgia; a son-in-law, John Dargon Sr. of Atlanta, Georgia; god child, Cameron Beckett; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
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