Linda Young Haskins, 79, of Macon, Ga., passed away on Oct. 19 in Alpharetta, Ga., where she spent her last 5 months at Village Park to be close to her children and grandchildren.
Linda was raised in the small town of Hampton, S.C. She attended the University of Georgia, where she met the love of her life, Melvin Haskins. They moved to Macon in 1964, where they owned The Oxford Shop, a ladies and men’s clothing store downtown, and raised their family. After closing The Oxford Shop, Linda and Melvin started Casino Tours, Inc. in 1978, where Linda worked as the executive secretary. Through the business, Linda and Melvin developed many cherished friendships and traveled worldwide. Linda was an active member of Congregation Sha’arey Israel and a lifetime member of Hadassah. Linda was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She truly cherished her time with family. Linda enjoyed being on the dance floor with her husband and playing mahjong, Rummikub, canasta, and poker.
Linda is survived by her daughter, Terri Haskins Steinberg (Barry); son, Richard Haskins (Amy); brothers, Alan Young (Beth) and Dr. Larry Young (Barbi); sister Toby Young Chod (Dr. Steven); grandchildren, Austin Chad Cohen, Taylor Brooke Cohen, Peyton Madison Cohen, Mackenzie Haskins, Danielle Haskins, Zach Sabatini, and Zoe Sabatini; brother-in-law, Burt Haskins (Dorothy); and devoted caregiver, Sharon Suso.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Melvin Haskins, and parents, Morris Young and Ethel Kravitz Young.
Graveside service took place on Oct. 20 at Sha’arey Israel Cemetery in Macon. Hart’s Mortuary and Cremation Center handled the arrangements.
If desired, memorial contributions may be sent to Temple Beth Tikvah, 9955 Coleman Road, Roswell, GA 30075, Congregation Sha’arey Israel, 611 First Street, Macon, GA 31201, or to the Young Family Fund at Congregation Beth Israel, P.O. Box 328, Beaufort, SC 29901.